Tag Archives: X windows

Configuring X Windows on a Virtual Machine

When using X windows on a virtual machine I have found that the screen resolution is detected automatically it can often default to a maximum resolution of 1024×768 pixels – sometimes you can select a better resolution (by navigating to … Continue reading

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Setting the screen resolution and refersh rate on Tru64 UNIX

Another rather obscure post as I have finally figured out how to set the screen resolution and more importantly the refresh rate on Tru64 UNIX 5.1B. In common with some other modern screens my new LED monitor only supports a … Continue reading

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Setting the screen resolution and refresh rate on DEC Windows

A long time ago when I first had access to a VMS Workstation with DEC Windows you didn’t really need to worry about the screen resolution or refresh rate as the graphics options were essentially fixed by the hardware.

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Yet another desktop – Compiling CDE on Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) used to be the ‘de facto’ desktop on UNIX Workstations, is still used on OpenVMS, and remains popular with some users for its consistent look and feel and low resource utilization – remember that back … Continue reading

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Adding nVidia video drivers to Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

Getting the nVidia drivers to work on whatever the current version of Debian can sometimes be a bit of a chore, there were binary drivers available in ‘lenny’, you had to download them and compile them for ‘squeeze’, and ‘wheezy’ … Continue reading

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