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New Display Resolution - Solved

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New Display Resolution - Solved

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Post by Toastrack » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:13 am

I have installed a new Benq GW2280E display on my MX 11 (fully up to date) system, which ideally needs a resolution of 1920x1018, or at least an equivalent aspect ratio. The best my system currently offers me is 1024x768 which although useable is far from ideal.
Please, is there a download avalable which will give me a better resolution (or at least the correct aspect ratio) ?
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by j2mcgreg » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:08 am

You need to post the results of running inxi -F in a terminal so that we can see what hardware you are dealing with. Alternatively, if your resolution problem prevents that, just list the individual components here.
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:50 am

This would be enough:

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inxi -G
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by Toastrack » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:17 pm

Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics driver : i915 v: kernel
Display server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,visa
resolution:1024x768-60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35 v: 2.1 Mesa 12.0.3

copied from output.

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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by manyroads » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:20 pm

And they say there is no Long Term Support for MXLinux :attention: ....
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by Stevo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:25 pm

There never was any any MX 11--MX 14 was the first. "inxi -F" would have been more informative, but I think it's MX 15, since we shipped Mesa 13.0.6 with at least the later versions of MX 16.

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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by timkb4cq » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:29 pm

Please run

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xrandr
to show what modes the Intel driver is seeing.
Also, if you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file post the contents of that. You likely don't, which would be fine, but check.
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by Toastrack » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm

Sory, my error, it's MX16!

xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1024 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767
DVI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 60.00*
800x600 60.32 56.25
848x480 60.00
640x480 59.94
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

xorg.conf.in:-
Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "Off"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
Option "blank time" "0"
Option "standby time" "0"
Option "suspend time" "0"
Option "off time" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "middle button emulation class"
MatchIsPointer "on"
#Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
#Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "ALPS Touchpad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "event"
Option "LeftEdge" "130"
Option "RightEdge" "840"
Option "TopEdge" "130"
Option "BottomEdge" "640"
Option "FingerLow" "7"
Option "FingerHigh" "8"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.25"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.50"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.030"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Appletouch"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "100"
Option "RightEdge" "1120"
Option "TopEdge" "50"
Option "BottomEdge" "310"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "3"
Option "TapButton3" "2"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.79"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.88"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "unknown"
ModelName "unknown"
Option "DPMS" "true"
HorizSync 30-75
VertRefresh 55-70
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "@@XMODULE@@"
BoardName "unknown"

Screen 0
#Option "UseDisplayDevice" "dfp"
#Option "MonitorLayout" "crt,crt"
#BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
#Option "sw_cursor" # needed for some ati cards
#Option "hw_cursor"
#Option "NoAccel"
#Option "ShowCache"
#Option "ShadowFB"
#Option "UseFBDev"
#Option "Rotate"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"

Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

# savage special options, use with care
#Option "NoUseBios"
#Option "BusType" "PCI"
Option "DmaMode" "None"

# nvidia special options, use with care
Option "CursorShadow" "1"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "63"
Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "4"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = native"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "UseEDID" "true"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
#Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card1"
Driver "@@XMODULE@@"
BoardName "unknown"

Screen 1
#Option "MonitorLayout" "crt,crt"
#BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultColorDepth 16

SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
@@MODES@@
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
@@MODES@@
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
@@MODES@@
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
@@MODES@@
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
@@MODES@@
EndSubSection

# Only the official NVIDIA driver supports twinview
# these setting are an example
Option "TwinView" "false"
Option "SecondMonitorVendorName" "unknown"
Option "SecondMonitorModelName" "unknown"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-75"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "55-70"
#Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "dfp,dfp"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection


xorg.conf.live:-
xorg.conf file
#
# Generated by make-xorg-conf sometime around Fri Jun 23 11:55:22 EDT 2017
#
# If you want to save customizations, delete the line above or this
# file will get automatically deleted on the next live boot.
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
Device "Device0"
DefaultDepth 16
EndSection

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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Can you highlight that whole xorg content and then press the </> button that is right next to the quotes one, that makes code bits easier to read and avoids huge lengths of a post. Thanks :)
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Re: New Display Resolution

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Post by timkb4cq » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:44 pm

Well, the xorg.conf.in doesn't affect anything, it's ignored.
xorg.conf.live should only affect things if you're running from LiveUSB, and the only thing I can see that would have any effects in there is forcing the intel driver instead of kernel modesetting.

xrandr shows your monitor connected via a VGA cable. It's also seeing a top native resolution of 1024x768. If you have the ability to use one of the HDMI inputs instead it might clear up by itself.

If you can't then you'll likely have to use xrandr to add a new screen mode and switch to it. One discussion of how to do this is shown here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/377937/ ... resolution
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