Login Screen Resolution question

Screen resolution, 3D Acceleration, nVidia, ATI
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Login Screen Resolution question

Postby JaredT on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:24 pm

All,

I figure I'm not the first person to notice this, but I didn't seem to find the question answered.

I'm running a pretty much stock LinuxMint 14 setup. I'm got an AMD card, using the default drivers, everything seems to work nicely.

but...

I've got my tv plugged into the HDMI port of my PC. I've set the TV output to be disabled by default. Once I log in, this works as expected, however the login screen itself resets to "mirror" mode for both monitors which of course makes everything on my main monitor look rather bad and grainy.

Anyone find a way to either
1) force a monitor to be off on the login screen
2) force the login screen to a specific monitor
3) force a resolution on the login screen
4) force the monitors to NOT be in mirror mode on the login screen

Thanks for any help on making one of those options work!

-Jared
JaredT
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:15 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Login Screen Resolution question

Postby JaredT on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:17 am

just a random bump, I'm sure someone knows how to fix this in their sleep! =)
JaredT
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:15 pm

Re: Login Screen Resolution question

Postby d00med on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:02 am

That might depend on your graphics driver and the fact that you're using HDMI. One can't use xrandr for that, because the login screen is before the xsession starts. Add that Gnome isn't exactly known for its robust dual monitor support. I don't believe it's as trivial as you think.

Trying a different AMD driver might be the easiest place to start.
d00med
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 333
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:55 am


Return to Graphic Cards & Monitors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: grungy_me, jedcooper, niowluka and 6 guests