[SOLVED by panning] Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

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[SOLVED by panning] Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:42 am

Hello,

I have recently installed Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" (MATE Desktop) on my Asus EeePC 1001-PX which only supports a maximum resolution of 1024x600.

However, there are many things that get hidden out of screen that I can't access by any means (some are settings I would like to change, others are options in applications I have to use, etc).

I previously had Windows installed (I know I'm crazy) but the truth is that I could force a 1024x768 resolution on Windows (even though the pixels would vertically be kind of messed up because of the 168 pixel increase).

I have searched for answers but found none that worked. I think maybe I have to install different graphic drivers?

In case someone wants to know, here is the output of inxi -Gx:
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Graphics:
    Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
    bus-ID: 00:02.0
    X.Org: 1.13.3
    drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
    Resolution: 1024x600@60.2hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel IGD x86/MMX/SSE2
    GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.1.7
    Direct Rendering: Yes


And here is the output of xrandr -q:
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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 32767 x 32767
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
   1024x600       60.2*+
   800x600        60.3     56.2 
   640x480        59.9 
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


And of xrandr --verbose:
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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 32767 x 32767
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (0x44) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
   Identifier: 0x41
   Timestamp:  31675
   Subpixel:   horizontal rgb
   Gamma:      1.0:1.0:1.0
   Brightness: 1.0
   Clones:   
   CRTC:       1
   CRTCs:      1
   Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
              filter:
   EDID:
      00ffffffffffff004ca3303100000000
      0014010380160d780aa0558d515a962a
      1c505400000001010101010101010101
      0101010101012c150040415846201888
      3600df7d000000190000000f00000000
      00000000002387026400000000fe0053
      414d53554e470a2020202020000000fe
      003130314e5430362d3230320a200089
   BACKLIGHT: 10 (0x0000000a)   range:  (0,10)
   Backlight: 10 (0x0000000a)   range:  (0,10)
   scaling mode:   Full aspect
      supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect
  1024x600 (0x44)   54.2MHz -HSync -VSync *current +preferred
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock   40.3KHz
        v: height  600 start  603 end  609 total  670           clock   60.2Hz
  800x600 (0x45)   40.0MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock   37.9KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock   60.3Hz
  800x600 (0x46)   36.0MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  824 end  896 total 1024 skew    0 clock   35.2KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  603 total  625           clock   56.2Hz
  640x480 (0x47)   25.2MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock   31.5KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock   59.9Hz
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   Identifier: 0x42
   Timestamp:  31675
   Subpixel:   unknown
   Clones:   
   CRTCs:      0 1
   Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
              filter:


Thanks in advance! (:
Last edited by rpsr1994 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby wayne128 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Try this tutorial, but change code 'VGA1' to "LVDS1"

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 32767 x 32767
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
1024x600 60.2*+
800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9




http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-change-di ... randr.html
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:49 pm

I have tried the tutorial, but when I got to execute:
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xrandr --addmode LVDS1 1024x768_60.00


I got:
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X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  149 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  25
  Current serial number in output stream:  26


And I can't do anything else from the tutorial afterwards. However I did notice a change when I run xrandr -q:
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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
   1024x600       60.2*+
   800x600        60.3     56.2 
   640x480        59.9 
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
  1024x768_60.00 (0x11c)   63.5MHz
        h: width  1024 start 1072 end 1176 total 1328 skew    0 clock   47.8KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  775 total  798           clock   59.9Hz


And running xrandr --verbose:
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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (0x43) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
   Identifier: 0x41
   Timestamp:  17406
   Subpixel:   horizontal rgb
   Gamma:      1.0:1.0:1.0
   Brightness: 1.0
   Clones:   
   CRTC:       1
   CRTCs:      1
   Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
              filter:
   EDID:
      00ffffffffffff004ca3303100000000
      0014010380160d780aa0558d515a962a
      1c505400000001010101010101010101
      0101010101012c150040415846201888
      3600df7d000000190000000f00000000
      00000000002387026400000000fe0053
      414d53554e470a2020202020000000fe
      003130314e5430362d3230320a200089
   BACKLIGHT: 10 (0x0000000a)   range:  (0,10)
   Backlight: 10 (0x0000000a)   range:  (0,10)
   scaling mode:   Full aspect
      supported: None         Full         Center       Full aspect
  1024x600 (0x43)   54.2MHz -HSync -VSync *current +preferred
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock   40.3KHz
        v: height  600 start  603 end  609 total  670           clock   60.2Hz
  800x600 (0x44)   40.0MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock   37.9KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock   60.3Hz
  800x600 (0x45)   36.0MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  824 end  896 total 1024 skew    0 clock   35.2KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  603 total  625           clock   56.2Hz
  640x480 (0x46)   25.2MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock   31.5KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock   59.9Hz
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   Identifier: 0x42
   Timestamp:  17406
   Subpixel:   unknown
   Clones:   
   CRTCs:      0 1
   Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
               0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
              filter:
  1024x768_60.00 (0x11c)   63.5MHz
        h: width  1024 start 1072 end 1176 total 1328 skew    0 clock   47.8KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  775 total  798           clock   59.9Hz


So I am not sure what's happening.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby wayne128 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:58 pm

not sure too

but reading this

VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
1024x768_60.00 (0x11c) 63.5MHz


made me wonder if you are typing VGA1..instead of LVDS1...

perhaps just post terminal output of each line following the tutorial.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:20 am

Ok, so following the tutorial:

xrandr:
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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 600, maximum 4096 x 4096
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 223mm x 125mm
   1024x600       60.2*+
   800x600        60.3     56.2 
   640x480        59.9 
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


cvt 1024 768:
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# 1024x768 59.92 Hz (CVT 0.79M3) hsync: 47.82 kHz; pclk: 63.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_60.00"   63.50  1024 1072 1176 1328  768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync


xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync:
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(no output)

xrandr --addmode LVDS1 1024x768_60.00:
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X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  149 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  25
  Current serial number in output stream:  26


It happened again...
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby Mark Phelps on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:33 pm

When you run xrandr, it lists the modes that it supports -- and you can't set it to a mode NOT in that list, sorry.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:39 pm

Is there no way to force the resolution? Maybe by installing a different driver or something?

I like Linux way more than I will ever like Windows (and there is the performance aspect in my old laptop), but the truth is that some tools I need to use have certain problems in a resolution lower than 1024x768, so I really needed to force this resolution.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby Mark Phelps on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:18 pm

You can try the Intel link, but there may not be a driver you can use: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17045&lang=eng
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby AlbertP on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:24 pm

Please don't try installing an Intel driver by hand that way. All you need is preinstalled.

You might need to add quotes to 1024x768_60.00, i.e. "1024x768_60.00" in the xrandr --addmode command. It is showing you invalid parameter, i.e. you are giving arguments that aren't correct.

Note that you need to run xrandr --newmode again before trying to do this. The --newmode doesn't persist by default. We can make it persist, if the mode turns out to work.

If you get the mode added after all, but the display shows out of range, black screen or something else that's too weird, you may need to generate the mode with cvt -r instead of cvt.
Some flatpanel are made to work with CVT-RB modes generated with the -r option. This option is limited to 60Hz refresh rate, but your screen does not support any other refresh rate - if it did, it for sure wasn't using CVT-RB.
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:20 pm

Did the tutorial again, this time using the quotes in the --addmode, but the error still came up

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xrandr --addmode LVDS1 "1024x768_60.00"
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  149 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  25
  Current serial number in output stream:  26
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby AlbertP on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:52 pm

It is possible to pan the desktop to 1024x768 pixels: http://techfrp.blogspot.nl/2010/09/xran ... buntu.html

Eventually you could also apply a scaling factor by adding --scale 1x1,28 to the command, to make the 1024x768 desktop fit on your netbook's monitor.
(768 pixels is 1,28 times 600)
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Re: Force 1024x768 on 1024x600 notebook

Postby rpsr1994 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:48 pm

The panning option works, so thanks a lot ! :D

Tried the scale option as well, but a black bar appeared covering the additional 128 pixels, and nothing can enter it. The output message from xrandr was:
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xrandr: specified screen 1280x600 not large enough for output LVDS1 (1024x768+0+0)


EDIT: My bad, forgot to edit the resolution :P (and for some reason it got 1280 instead of 1024), but even with the correct values the applications don't display correctly
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