Subject: Re: X win- screen size
To: None <>
From: Dave Millen <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/23/1998 11:37:49
Guy wrote:

> How do I set the screen size for X windows?
>     When I start it up with the startx command,
> It opens these giant windows that don't fit on my screen.

You need to edit the relevant lines in ~/.xinitrc (this will be /root/.xinitrc
if you are starting X as root)

Change all instances of xterm to a size of 80x25 and all should be well

> And also when programs open, sometimes they also open up
> oversized windows.

Same thing here, you will need to find the appropriate initialisation files and
edit them manually.

Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot!