Gnome gone weird for one user

damian misc at
Sun Feb 10 23:57:04 UTC 2008

Padraig wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2008 10:42 AM, damian <misc at 
> <mailto:misc at>> wrote:
>     Hello all,
>     I've just managed to get a xorg file working for my BenQ W100 wide
>     screen projector giving a good image at 1280x720. It's taken months to
>     get there so I'm very happy to have a screen that is now the correct
>     aspect ratio rather than a standard 4/3 screen squashed.
>     However, these new settings work in all but one user .. mine.
>     The log in screen comes up in the shiny new resolution and all seems
>     fine. All is fine if I log in as any other user. But if I log in as
>     myself, the resolution seems to change to something very odd and is
>     either babrely readable or my projector refuses to display it all
>     together.
>     What on earth could be going on here? I can log in ok if I use KDE. If
>     there a gnome config file or something that I can either edit or
>     delete
>     to fix this?
>     Looking forward to any ideas.
> Compare the "Resolution" sections of your xorg.conf file from one user 
> to the next.  Maybe check to see if *your* xorg.conf doesn't have the 
> resolution listed and add as needed.
Isn't xorg.conf a system wide file, not a 'per user' file?


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