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Old 11-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question screen resolution in gnome3


I'm using Debin 7 Testing and windows7 in my laptop. Both have screen size of 1366*768. But somehow they are not the same!
It seems that in linux The resolution is not real or dpi is less or something like this. The things are bigger in linux screen.
for example: I install Eclipse cdt in both. in The Windows Every thing is perfect: the menu size, icons size, toolbar size. Actually in windows the toolbar fills less than one row.
But in Linux the toolbar not fit in one row and some of icon of toolbar appear in another row.
The problem is not from debian becuse in Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Mint, PearLinux and Other distros secreen resolution not feels right.
and it is not gnome3 specific problem.
What is wrong in linux and how can I change the default resolution?
 
Old 11-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Hello,

I think you need to look more on the side of the fonts installed, icons (and themes), and such in order to get a better screen experience in Linux. In my opinion it doesn't have much to do with the screen resolution you're using. You can run xrandr from the command line to see what resolutions you can use and if you're effectively using the adequate one for your screen.

For some 'eye-candy' for Gnome have a look at http://gnome-look.org/.

Kind regards,

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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Hello,

I think you need to look more on the side of the fonts installed, icons (and themes), and such in order to get a better screen experience in Linux. In my opinion it doesn't have much to do with the screen resolution you're using. You can run xrandr from the command line to see what resolutions you can use and if you're effectively using the adequate one for your screen.

For some 'eye-candy' for Gnome have a look at http://gnome-look.org/.

Kind regards,

Eric
I tried The fonts and themes befor and I'm sure it's the resolution. xrandr is a great tool but it not work for me or my usage is outdated. I use like:
Code:
sia@debian:~$ gtf 1680 1050 60.0

  # 1680x1050 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 65.22 kHz; pclk: 147.14 MHz
  Modeline "1680x1050_60.00"  147.14  1680 1784 1968 2256  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync +Vsync

sia@debian:~$ xrandr --newmode "1680x1050_60.00"  147.14  1680 1784 1968 2256  1050 1051 1054 1087  -HSync +Vsync
sia@debian:~$ xrandr --addmode LVDS1 1680x1050_60.00
X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  150 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  29
  Current serial number in output stream:  30
sia@debian:~$
I dont't undrestand the error
 
Old 11-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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In post #1 you say the resolution is 1366x768 yet in post#3 you are trying a mode for a resolution of 1680x1050. Please clarify which is correct. Also, I suggest you use 'cvt' rather than 'gtf'
 
Old 11-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #5
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In post #1 you say the resolution is 1366x768 yet in post#3 you are trying a mode for a resolution of 1680x1050. Please clarify which is correct. Also, I suggest you use 'cvt' rather than 'gtf'
I post#1 I said that the current resolution is 1366x768 and this resolution is not as same as 1366x900 in win7 so I'm tried a heigher resolution as u can c in post#3.

...And Yes! I tried cvt too, and was unable to set a hiegher resolution. I read that my laptops max resolution is 13600x768.
just forget it
 
  


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