Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600
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Tue Oct 21 02:13:42 UTC 2008
Frank McCormick wrote:
> 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 others:
>> (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
>> 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 1680.
> 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
> 800x600 56.0
> 1280x1024 75.0
> 1024x768 75.0
> 640x480 75.0
> 1680x1050 56.0*
> 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.
No it's not. Why don't you just post what I asked for? If your screen is
scrolling, you're not getting 1680x1050 whatever you think xrandr says.
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