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Changing the resolution in Linux

Hi! I have a linux installed on my machine witj GNOME GUI interface. I want to change the resolution as the present resolution is not proper. Can someone help me out.

Also I want to find the shadow passowrd file. How to locate it

Thanks in advance
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vshukla
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vshukla
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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
I believe you're using RedHat, right? Well, RedHat is not Linux, but Linux based, so you should configure your X resolution from the console with the Xconfigurator utility. Just log-in as root and type ¨Xconfigurator¨ without the quotes and hit enter.

 Otherwise, if you're using a Linux distributioin like Slackware, you could easily set your X with the XF86Setup utility. In this case, just log in as root and run ¨XF86Setup¨ (case sensitive).

 What do you mean you want to get the shadow password? Do you mean you have normal passwords and would like to change to shadow passwords? You could look for the ¨shadow.tgz¨ package. Go to http://ftpsearch.lycos.com and search for ¨shadow.tgz¨. This should give you the closest mirror to this package so you could download it.

 Good luck!
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DVBCommented:
If you have shadow passwords enabled, the file is /etc/shadow.
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hoydCommented:
As they said you can config your resolution by running the XConfigurator file in rh6. When it comes to the shadow passwords, you can remove the passwords in these to files: /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd!

I think it very nice not having a password(at my home computer) but of course in bigger servers, it is not that smart, remowing shadow passwords.

PS! Anything you want to locate, you can locate it by typing f.eks:
"find -name <word_you_are_looking_for>
in the "/" directory!

Have a nice day!
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mpassCommented:
Just in case the problem isn't configuring your X server but is really changing the resolution on a working X server:

You should be able to change your display resolution by hitting the three keys, 'control' 'alt' 'numeric keypad +' at the same time. To make 1024x768 permanent, you'll need to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Under the "Monitor" section, change the first modeline to the one you use for 1024x768. If you still have problems, please leave a comment. Thanks.

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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
Hmmm, I think I know what you mean with find the shadow file... Well, the passwd related files in a shadow environment would be:

/etc/passwd
/etc/passwd-
/etc/shadow
/etc/shadow-

 That's all folks...
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vshuklaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answer it has been of great help
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