[kde-linux] How to change the resolution of a single virtual window?

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Sun Mar 26 09:11:23 UTC 2006

Felix Miata wrote:
> On 06/03/26 00:49 Larry Alkoff apparently typed:
>> How can I change the resolution of only one virtual window?
>> I'm familiar with changing from 1280x1024 (my normal resolution) using
>> ctl-alt-number pad +/-
>> but that method changes _all_ the virtual windows.
>> I wish to run dosemu in 800x600 because it's too tiny in 1280z1024
>> but I'd also like to switch to my normal windows.
>> Is it possible to change only one?
> I don't know about other ways, but one is using a second login to
> another X session, and right before logging in to the second, copy the
> appropriate one of two different copies of /etc/X11/xorg.conf to that
> name/location. I just tested today using 1792x1344 on tty7, 1280x960 on
> tty8, and 1024x768 on tty9. Just save suitable copies of xorg.conf with
> names such as xorg.conf.800x600 and xorg.conf.1280x1024 with suitably
> set Modes in Section "Screen".

When you say tty7, tty8 and tty9 are you speaking of what you get with 
alt-F8 under X or consoles?

Can you give me an example of xorg.conf for an other than normal session?

This may be the answer for me.


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Slackware Linux

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