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Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:51 am

In felicia, every time I reboot, it disables compiz, chucks me in 800x600 and when I try and re enable compiz it says it can't find the drivers, even though they are installed. This is really starting to piss me off now, so is there any fail proof way of editing xorg.conf so it will recognise my resolution? Running xorg config tool does nothing but keyboard and mouse, and the gui tool for detecting your monitor in gnome was taken out by ubuntu. So, is there any foolproof way of making sure my resolution stays at 1280x1024 come hell or high water?
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:58 am

In Hardy we got a new X
In Intrepid there's yet another new X (or maybe rather the new one in Hardy taken a step further)
I'm sorry I don't find the link to the page about this that I had set aside for answers about this
You change files elsewhere in /etc not in xorg.conf
I have to go to work now so I have to come back to this - not least to find the link again :)
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:52 am

Cheers, if you could find that thread, that would be great. :)
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:37 pm

Urgh, thought I'd sorted it, but it resets itself on every reboot. God damn you, Ubuntu!
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby msuggs on Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:00 pm

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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:24 pm

Cheers, that seems to have helped. :)
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half...

Postby Husse on Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:02 am

Hehe - I wrote that topic :)
But I must find the missing link again...
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... solved

Postby Old Marcus on Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:21 am

Hmm, got a weird 'out of sync range' error on my monitor this morning, but rebooting seems to have fixed it.
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:35 pm

Hmm, some update or other must have broken it again, because I'm back at 1024x768. This is annoying. Yet none of the updates look like they have anything to do with the X server and nvidia settings...
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby anthony2010 on Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:24 pm

Hey.

Im just a beginner here but I also had a prob with resolution in mint 5. So this answer may not apply to you but its worth a look I guess.

Not sure on the rights and wrongs of quoting others so please look at a thread of mine that covers this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=19084

Hope it helps.

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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Husse on Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:04 pm

I really have to explore the new(er) X server in Felicia.
I had a good explanation (I think) but lost the link
As soon as I know something I'll be back
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:02 pm

I may know why my resolution keeps resetting.

I run a dual boot system with Mint 6 and XP. Both OSes use my graphic card. When I boot into XP it resets settings on my card (I think) and when Linux looks at it, it doesn't have any of the settings it had and defaults. When I reboot straight back into Linux from Linux, everything is fine. Could this be the problem?
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby grimdestripador on Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:38 am

When I boot into XP it resets settings on my card (I think) and when Linux looks at it, it doesn't have any of the settings it had and defaults


It is true that the video card's settings change, but the defaults that you refer to is being loaded from /etc/X11/xorg.conf on the harddrive each time at boot.


I would bet its the nvidia sticky problem issue. Which also can be solved by saving the xorg.conf file to ones home directly, then using a terminal to copy over the one on /etc/X11/xorg.conf

But yes, the nvida solution is currently your best bet.
And for one last piece of advice; "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh" will always give you 1024x768
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Husse on Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:10 am

@ grimdestripador
I respectfully disagree. XP is known to change firmware that Linux can't change. I have not seen it in graphics cards but it is not out of the question
(And BIOS is another word for firmware)
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:23 am

I tried the nvidia sticky solution suggested earlier in the thread, but it only worked as long as I was booting from Linux to Linux again. Currently at the correct resolution for me, but Worried that booting into XP again will bugger everything up.

And no, I can't just drop XP... :P
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Husse on Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:52 am

Well, it seems that XP changes something (the BIOS = firmware) on the graphics board
I've seen this many times for wifi...
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:19 pm

Interesting. I switched to classic mode on XP, and my resolution is kept here. Don't know if that has any significance, but thought I should mention it.
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:31 pm

Ok, severely pissed off, but trying to keep my cool...

Booted into windows to play a game or two, booted back into Linux and resolution reset to 1024x768. Tried rebooting, no change. xorg.conf still has my settings, so it obviously has no effect. Is there anywhere where I can force the bloody thing to keep resolution? Besides hacking the OS itself. :P
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:57 am

You can use xrandr as described here
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution
You have to create and make executable the ~/.xprofile file
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Re: Resolution problem No. 99999999 and a half... unsolved

Postby McLovin on Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:09 am

I have posted a solution to this HERE
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