Still trying to get to 1680x1050 WAS: Upgrade to 8.04 stuck in 800x600
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Tue Oct 21 14:04:58 UTC 2008
Frank McCormick wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Frank McCormick wrote:
>>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> Frank McCormick wrote:
>>>>> Back at it today....I have managed to get the LCD's native
>>>>> 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
> Is this what you want ?
> debian:/media/gutsy/var/log# grep 1680 /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\("
> (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x0.0 119.00 1680 1728 1760 1840
> 1050 1053 1059 1080 +hsync -vsync (64.7 kHz)
> (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x0.0 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240
> 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync (65.3 kHz)
> (II) intel(0): Output VGA using initial mode 1680x1050
> You mean......xrandr lies...and givm lies..and all te other utilities lie?
I mean that whatever xrandr says, if you are having to scroll to see your
whole output and your virtual desktop _is_ 1680x1050, then it's not setting
the screen to 1680x1050.
fwiw, you are _not_ as stated, using the i810 driver - you're using the
If you look at the output I sent, it all begins with "(II) I810(0):", so I'd
suggest you start by changing 'Driver "intel"' to 'Driver "i810"'.
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