How on earth do you set your screen res after a crash??

Sven Arvidsson sa at
Mon Oct 19 05:19:41 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 22:10 +1000, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> Something that's bugged me for a long time with XOrg is that there seems to be
> no way to recover when an application crashes after changing the screen
> resolution.  In the past I have usually been able to recover with
> Alt+Ctrl+KP_Plus but right at this moment those keys do nothing and I am
> completely unable to change out of 640x480.

I'm not sure about your specific cause (guess something is broken if you
cant use xrandr) but there's an open bug about having Xorg keep track of
the resolution so this situation doesn't happen:

Sven Arvidsson
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