Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600
fmccormick at videotron.ca
Mon Oct 20 19:19:40 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Frank McCormick wrote:
>> Back at it today....I have managed to get the LCD's native resolution
>> 1680x1050 available...but the task bar slips below the bottom and I have
>> to mouse down to force it back up. Simply put the screen at 1680x1050 is
>> too big for the monitor. How do I get around this ???
> Then either, your screen isn't 1680x1050, or X hasn't actually selected
> 1680x1050. You really can't _be_ at 1680x1050 and yet not have all 1050
> pixels available.
> # grep 1680 /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\("
> For mine, using a width of 1280 (and dual screens), I see these lines amongs
> (II) I810(0): Modeline "1280x800"x0.0 71.00 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803
> 809 823 -hsync -vsync (49.3 kHz)
> (--) I810(0): Virtual size is 1280x800 (pitch 2048)
> (**) I810(0): *Built-in mode "1280x800"
> (II) I810(1): Not using mode "1280x960 at 60" (no mode of this name)
> (--) I810(1): Virtual size is 1280x1024 (pitch 1280)
> (**) I810(1): *Built-in mode "1280x1024 at 60"
> (II) I810(1): Attempting to use 60.02Hz refresh for mode "1280x1024 at 60"
> So that says that we're using the two "built-in" modes, and that the virtual
> size matches them - and we're NOT using 1280x960. I think you'll find that
> your virtual size is actually 1680x1260 (ie, 4:3) if your width really is
root at frank-desktop:/home/frank# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 1680 x 1050
default connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right) 0mm x 0mm
root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#
However screen is huge and scrollable. A real PITA.
This has got to be a bug in the i810 driver (which apparently replaced
the Intel driver. Hope Debian Sid doesn't go to it.
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