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Changing your Screen Resolution on the Fly

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 25 May 2005
 

In Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) 9 and SUSE Linux Professional (SUSE Linux Pro) 9.3 there are a couple of applications that allow you to switch your resolution on the fly.


GNOME

In GNOME the application is called resapplet, and it may or may not be running by default depending on the OS you are running. Either way it is really simple to start. Under NLD GNOME you can go to Programs | System Tools, and click on Resolution Switcher. In SUSE Linux Pro GNOME go to Applications | System | Desktop Applet, and click on Resolution Switcher. This will then launch the Resolution Switcher in your notification area located on your panel.

When you click on the drop down you should see the resolutions available to you.



KDE

In KDE the application is called krandrtray. Under NLD KDE go to N | System | Desktop Applet, and click on Screen Resize & Rotate. Under SUSE Linux Pro click on your start menu and go to System | Desktop Applet and choose Screen Resize and Rotate.

Now click on the Resolution Switcher and you should see resolutions that are available to you.



Troubleshooting

If you do not have the desired resolution, then you will need to make sure that it has been selected within your SAX2 configuration. To make more resolutions available, follow the procedure outlined in http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/15230.html


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