SUMMARY: monitor resolution

From: Leo Crombach (
Date: Wed Apr 15 1998 - 14:54:37 CDT

Original Post:

How does one determine what resolution (other than the manual) a monitor is
running at on a Solaris 2.X machine. I am specifically concerned with a
new Ultra 5 running Solaris 2.6. I thought I could determine this at the
OBP prompt, but I have not been able to find any reference in the
Answerbook or in the faqs.


1. Use xwininfo

2. Use xdpyinfo

3. Use eeprom and grep for screen. I had actually tried this one but all
it did not report the screen resolution.

Having seen the responses I now remember using xwininfo in the past to
determine the screen resolution.

Thanks to the following individuals: (Sanjiv K. Bhatia) (David W. Blaine) (Russ Poffenberger)
Jeff Brody <>
Christopher E. Olaes <>

Leo Crombach System / Network Administrator
Tropel Corporation Phone: (716) 388-3566
60 O'Connor Road Email:
Fairport, New York 14450 URL:


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