[Novalug] graphical issues
Don E. Groves, Jr.
dgrovesjr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 13:17:03 EDT 2008
A simple way to find out what "xrandr" is the "whatis" command:
xrandr(1) - primitive command line interface to RandR extension
And "man xrandr" will give you even more details. <GRIN>
And a little reading tells (me at least) that both of the following are the
xrandr -q # 'q' for Query ONLY
The "man" says:
-q When this option is present, or when no configuration
are requested, xrandr will display the current state of the
IOW all that command by itself is suppose to do is to ask the system to
report it's current state. If it's doing any more then that then you've
found a "BUG".
Now watch out as "xrandr" can do a whole lot more then just QUERY as in:
xrandr --rotate left
which would rotate the whole screen 90 degrees to the left or
tells "metacity" to replace whatever window manager which is currently
running with itself.
What that really means depends on the state of things when the command is
Note to Julia Christianson:
'metacity' is GNOME's default window manager,
the same as KWin is KDE's default window manager.
So for a KDE user issuing the command "metacity --replace" would NOT be a
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Beartooth <karhunhammas at lserv.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Julia Christianson wrote:
> > Any suggestions appreciated.
> That sounds like the problems I used to have with Gnome every time
> I installed a new release of Fedora, till I learned to take each machine out
> from behind the KVM switch, and let it have the peripherals all to itself
> for the duration of the install. I sometimes get them still when I reboot
> after a session with XP on the other hard drive, back into Fedora. What
> works then is to command "xrandr" then log out and back in. I have no idea
> what xrandr is or does, but it might be a quick fix.
> Before that was enough, sometimes it helped to command "metacity
> --replace" and sometimes also log out and back in.
> Beartooth Gerontoflatulocrat,
> Cantankerous Codger
> I have hunted, and I have lived.
Don E. Groves, Jr
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