Bug or paternalism in screen resolution?
bastill at adam.com.au
Wed Jan 24 09:28:39 UTC 2007
As mentioned in an earlier post
(Re: :FW: X resolution too low 22/01/07)
I could not obtain the rsolution I wanted (1600x1200), even though
that was well within the monitor specs.
Card: NVidia GeForce FX 5200
Monitor: LG Flatron T910B
In Daooer, usig KDE, all the recommended changes to xorg,conf that
I tried to overcome this problem were ineffective because When X
is restarted, xorg.conf is reproduced by ???? (in Ubuntu Dapper
using KDE) so all the editings I tried are removed. :-(
The screen resolution app in KDE Control Centre does not respond
to a setting higher than 1280x1024. :-(
In Dapper/KDE as I have it now, the KDE applicatins menu
contains "Debian" wherein nice "rescue" Gnome goodies reside.
The Gnome screen resolution app DOES work. Yeah! :-)
I can obtain any resolution I want up to the maximum my
Card/Monitor is capable of 2048x1536.
However, after using the Gnone tool, CTRL-ALT-+ (or -) doesn't
work effectively - you have to make any change using the Gnome
In Edgy, it's worse. KDE doesn't even HAVE a screen resolution
tool. There is no "Debian" menu. ALT-F2
and /usr/bin/gnome-control-center (if you know that location) is
your sole option. Furthermore it will not offer a reso;ution
higher than 1600x1200.
Niether system will allow virtual screens.
OK, so 1600x1200 IS available - albeit in a most awkward way - and
this IS as high as one would want to go nearly all the time in a
19" monitor BUT who the fsck is it who refuses to allow me to
tailor xorg.conf to MY requirements?
I use Unix-based systems and FOSS because it gives ME control of
MY system whereas Mr Gates wants to make all my decisions for me.
The LAST thing I want is Ubuntu taking options out of my hands -
what I do with my system is surely my responsibility, not
Ubuntus. Or is my experience the result of a bug?
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