Login window resolution
cl at isbd.net
Sun Mar 22 19:11:16 UTC 2009
On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:34:53AM -0600, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:27:03 +0000
> Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:28:44AM -0400, Dirk Freitag wrote:
> > > Mahadi Hasan wrote:
> > > > My login window resolution is bigger than that of my desktop. My
> > > > desktop's resolution is 1024*768. How do I bring the login window
> > > > resolution to 1024*768?
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Mahadi
> > > >
> > >
> > > What you can try is making a change in your xorg.conf file. So do
> > > a "sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf" and scroll down until you get to
> > > display. You will see a line that has "Modes" and probably a bunch
> > > of resolutions after that. Add the resolution you need that
> > > matches your monitor and video card as the first resolution listed,
> > > and reboot. It may take some trial and error, but this should help.
> > >
> > Not true any longer, since 8.04 I think, the resolution is set
> > 'automatically' and there's nothing related to it in the xorg.conf.
> > You *can* still set the resolution manually in xorg.conf but it's not
> > normally necessary.
> > ... and finally I'm not sure that setting the resolution in xorg.conf
> > will affect the login screen (gdm) anyway. I think the OP is
> > suffering from the same problem that I have, gdm doesn't use the same
> > resolution as X.
> To change the gdm login window resolution, you can do it
> in /etc/usplash.conf . Using "gksu gedit /etc/usplash.conf", add the
> relsolutions like this:
> Change the numbers to what you need. This has worked for me since 6.06.
Changing /etc/usplash.conf only seems to change the splash screen
resolution, not the gdm login screen. In addition I think you need to
run update-initramfs for the changes to take effect.
So, I can change my splash screen resolution now but the gdm login is
obstinately still where it was.
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