Last Updated: Wed Jun 09 14:15:47 BST 2004
The current version of XSwitchRes is Version 0.0 (29-Nov-1999) and it was developed to work with XFree86 3.3.5 and 3.3.6, but also works with XFree86 4.0.x and 4.1.0.
xswitchres [-v] <x-resolution>x<y-resolution>
The xswitchres program allows you to change the resolution of an XFree86 server from the command line (this functionality is usually accessed by the Ctrl+Alt+KP_Plus and Ctrl+Alt+KP_Minus key combinations).
The normal way to use xswitchres is as follows:
xswitchres <x-resolution>x<y-resolution>For example:
xswitchres 1024x768Which switches the display to required resolution, or produces an error if the server does not support the requested resolution.
If you add the -v flag xswitchres will output more information (such as the version of XFree86-VidModeExtension and the mode lines that are supported), so if you just want to see a list of the supported resolution modes you can use:
I wrote this program while I was waiting for cheap rate phone tariff to come into effect one evening. (Nowadays I have unmetered Internet access).
If you just want to cycle through the available modes you don't need to use xswitchres, you can just use xvidtune -next (or xvidtune -prev).
Jim Randell <email@example.com>
Comments, praise, bug reports, money etc. should be mailed to the author.
The following distributions of xswitchres are available:
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