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    Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    Hi there.

    Can somebody please tell me how to change the screen resolutions through a terminal command??
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    Re: Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    thanks for the help mate.

    I also found this command for changing screen resolutions.

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
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    Re: Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    Doesn't "dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg" reconfigure xorg?
    Personally I wouldn't touch xorg only to change resolution..

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    Re: Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    dont know much about it, but this is what i searched from other forums.

    BTW i have gone through that xrandr, as being a noob to the Terminal, so couldnt get how to use it, can you please give me an example on how to use this command to change the resolution for example 800x600?

    BTW can you please explain, what is this xorg??
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    Re: Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    Type xrandr from terminal gives you a list of modes you can use on your system..
    Now you can switch mode like so..
    Code:
    xrandr -s 0
    Code:
    xrandr -s 1
    and so on..

    Xorg is the basis of your graphical system, in general you don't want to touch it if it works

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    Re: Change screen resolutions through Terminal?

    oh ok, thanks for the help
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