How to change Fluxbox resolution?

Jamie Paul Griffin griffin at
Wed May 25 20:42:06 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 08:46:53PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:21:58 +0200, Eduardo Morras <nec556 at> wrote:
> > I added this line to my fluxbox start file before the 'fluxbox &' line
> > 
> > 'xrandr -s 1152x864 &'
> > 
> > You can add it in startx script or .xinitrc at your home too, but i 
> > haven't tried this way, but should work.
> I would assume it to work; because (unlike XFree86)
> can't get my 21" CRT to run at 1400x1050, I have to start
> X per xorg.conf with mode 1152x864 and then do
> 	xrandr --fb 1400x1050
> 	xrandr --size 1400x1050
> per ~/.xinitrc. See "man xrandr" for details.
Very handy tip!.

I had been using FreeBSD on a vmware installation and I couldn't get it bigger than 800x600. vmware has something called Unity which I believe provides some functionality to change the screen size and requires vmware-tools but even though I installed them as per the manual I received errors when starting it (not relating to Unity). It also requires suitable hardware. Overall it was a poor experience. 

I'd be interested to know of the xrandr entry in ~/.xinitrc works though.


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