[plug] X11 question -

Beau Kuiper kuiperba at cs.curtin.edu.au
Wed Apr 19 11:25:52 WST 2000

Create a copy of /etc/XF86Config to some other file, then modify the copy to do
your 800x600 resolution. Then start the second server using

startx -- -display :0.1 -xf86config <other file>

Have Fun
Beau Kuiper
kuiperba at cs.curtin.edu.au

On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Peter Wright wrote:
> Hi all,
> Quick problem description (hopefully not an FAQ (well, I looked
> through the Xwindows FAQ and it wasn't much help :-():
> I'm developing a GUI application on XFree86 on Linux (using Qt, if
> you're interested). I'm using a 1024x768, 16bit colourdepth X
> display, started from "startx". However, I'd like to be able to test
> out the app on a lower resolution (800x600 to be specific) without
> closing down my current X session - so I'd like to start up another
> display just for the purpose of testing this app.
> Now I'm fairly sure that there is a way to start up another X display
> with a different resolution, but in this case there is a caveat - I'd
> like it to default to 800x600 straightaway, not have to use
> control-alt +/- to change resolutions (the reason for this is that my
> keyboard can't do a number-keypad +/-, but I'd also like to be able to
> go straight to 800x600 just for neatness :).
> So I'm hoping to be able to do something along the lines of
> $ startx  -display :0.1   -resolution 800x600

> (I know the options won't be right, I'm just trying to get the idea
> across) 
> Does anyone have any idea if this can be done, and how to do it?
> Thanks for any help,
> Pete.
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