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Screen Resolution

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Post by rolftm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am

Hi, I am an absolutely newcomer (even though I have passed 70 years) to Linux, so please bear over with me if I don't understand everything immediately. I must tell my configuration of MX v18.3. I am running in a Virtual Machine under Parallel Desktop on an iMAC with 5k display. Now it seems that I cannot take full - or large - advantage of the screen size. I do not achieve any choice near what I get when I tried (briefly) Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Those gave me a maximum of 2560x1440, but here I must do with a lot less. I must mention that all available settings in Parallel Desktop were the same for all distros. Is there any settting - not too complicated - that I can undertake, if necessary in a terminal window (huff)? Regards Rolf - Norway

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Buck Fankers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:13 am

rolftm wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am
Those gave me a maximum of 2560x1440, but here I must do with a lot less.
While I will not be able to help you, beginner myself, I think I know what will they ask you next. To post some info.

In the terminal type 'xrandr' and post output here (copy/paste) encapsulated with code tags for proper formatting (see formatting menu for code tags, 3rd or 4th icone from left to the right, first is for bold, second for italic...)

Also if you click in Menu -> MX Tools -> Quick System Info, copy paste that info here also. Note, this one will already have properly set code or quote tags, so all you need to do is copy/paste info here

And, most important, welcome to MX Linux community and greetings to Norway ;-)

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by rolftm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 am

Here comes probably what was asked for...

Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 1920 x 1200
default connected 1920x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1920x1200 0.00*
1600x1200 0.00
1680x1050 0.00
1400x1050 0.00
1280x1024 0.00
1440x900 0.00
1280x960 0.00
1280x800 0.00
1024x768 0.00
800x600 0.00
640x480 0.00

System: Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum May 26 2019
base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: Parallels model: Parallels Virtual Platform serial: <filter>
BIOS: Parallels v: 14.1.3 (45485) date: 03/12/2019
CPU: Topology: Single Core model: Intel Core i5-4690 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell
rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 6983
Speed: 3492 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 3492
Graphics: Device-1: Parallels Accelerated Virtual Video Adapter driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: vesa resolution: 1920x1200~N/A
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC97 Audio vendor: Parallels driver: snd_intel8x0
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.4
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-5-amd64
Network: Device-1: Red Hat Virtio network driver: virtio-pci v: 1 port: 8200 bus ID: 00:05.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: -1 duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 64.00 GiB used: 16.01 GiB (25.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: MX Linux-0 SSD size: 64.00 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 60.74 GiB used: 16.01 GiB (26.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list
1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/mxlinux.or ... s/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Info: Processes: 175 Uptime: 45m Memory: 7.79 GiB used: 840.5 MiB (10.5%) Init: SysVinit
runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am

Total shot in the dark (I wouldn't use OSX even if threatened with a big stick) but have you installed the "Parallels Tools"?

This guide is for Ubuntu but it should be transferable:

https://kb.parallels.com/113394

To install the headers & build tools in MX use

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sudo apt install module-assistant
sudo m-a prepare

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Buck Fankers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am

rolftm wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 am
Here comes probably what was asked for...

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Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 1920 x 1200
default connected 1920x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1920x1200      0.00* 
   1600x1200      0.00  
   1680x1050      0.00  
   1400x1050      0.00  
   1280x1024      0.00  
   1440x900       0.00  
   1280x960       0.00  
   1280x800       0.00  
   1024x768       0.00  
   800x600        0.00  
   640x480        0.00  

Code: Select all

System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.3_x64 Continuum May 26  2019 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: Parallels model: Parallels Virtual Platform serial: <filter> 
           BIOS: Parallels v: 14.1.3 (45485) date: 03/12/2019 
CPU:       Topology: Single Core model: Intel Core i5-4690 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 6983 
           Speed: 3492 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 3492 
Graphics:  Device-1: Parallels Accelerated Virtual Video Adapter driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: vesa resolution: 1920x1200~N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC97 Audio vendor: Parallels driver: snd_intel8x0 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.4 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-5-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Red Hat Virtio network driver: virtio-pci v: 1 port: 8200 bus ID: 00:05.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: -1 duplex: unknown mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 64.00 GiB used: 16.01 GiB (25.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: MX Linux-0 SSD size: 64.00 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 60.74 GiB used: 16.01 GiB (26.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/mxlinux.org/packages/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 45m Memory: 7.79 GiB used: 840.5 MiB (10.5%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Stevo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am
Total shot in the dark (I wouldn't use OSX even if threatened with a big stick) but have you installed the "Parallels Tools"?

This guide is for Ubuntu but it should be transferable:

https://kb.parallels.com/113394

To install the headers & build tools in MX use

Code: Select all

sudo apt install module-assistant
sudo m-a prepare
Part of MX's "bloat" is that we ship with everything needed to build kernel modules, in case the user has one of those funky Realtek or other chipsets that don't have a kernel driver. Module-assistant is also preinstalled, just in case. Yes, the ISO is a bit fatter, but it helps if the user can't get a wired connection.

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:34 am

^ Nice!

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by Buck Fankers » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am

If he is completely new to Linux he at this point probably don't know what to do next.
And I'm too green to be able to help him, if he is still around

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by rolftm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:18 am

I am still around - and you are right, I am not capable of too deep procedures. But I would very much like to try, so if anyone can combine usful info and teach an old man, it would make my day!

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Re: Screen Resolution

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Post by rolftm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 am

Might add that I find a setup panel for Monitor, and there are 11 resolutions to choose from. Thing is that the largest is 1920x1200, where as Ubuntu and Mint both give possibility 2560x1440. May not seem as a big difference, but when I work on things like PCB layout program (KiCad) or mech. drafting SW, this is a notable difference. So, I still welcome any suggestions you might have. Rolf

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