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Old 10-25-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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fedora 11 upgrade widescreen 64 bit looks awful


I just upgraded fedora core 10 to fedora core 11.
I have a 64 bit machine and a widescreen format.
The aspect ratio of all the text in everything
from firefox to terminals is twice as wide as it should be.

Fedora 10 was fine! What have they done?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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Is the correct resolution set? What is the output of 'xrandr' ?

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Old 10-25-2009, 06:52 AM   #3
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Hi Adam. I hadn't heard of xrandr before.

It gives me this: looks wrong to me, I don't know how to set the screen resolution yet
or what the right numbers should be.


Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 60.0*
800x600 60.3
640x480 59.9
DVI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI2 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
1366x768 59.8 +
1024x768 75.1 70.1 60.0*
832x624 74.6
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
720x400 70.1
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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It shows that 1366x768 is available on DVI2 but that 1024x768 is selected. Do you have two monitors installed, because Xorg is detecting two. What happens if you run 'xrandr --output DVI2 --mode 1366x768' ?

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Old 10-25-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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Hi Adam

I tried that command with > screen.txt
but it outputs to the terminal so I can't cut and paste the long output here.
It seems to be writing to std error not std out.

I only have one monitor, and I can't imagine why fc11 thinks I have two. Meanwhile
I did find preferences->display and there is no 1366 768 option in the dropdown.

What should I look for in the output of xrandr --output DVI --mode ?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:20 AM   #6
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My fault!

I didn't notice the '1366x768' in the trailing line of your post Adam.

Tried it again, and the screen "flashed" but there was no output.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:44 AM   #7
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I just tried

xrandr -s 1366x768

I got

size not 1366x768 not foind in available modes.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #8
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Sounds like you have a bug in the driver. All I can suggest is checking if there is an update to it for Fedora, compiling an updated version from source or, barring that, opening up a bug report.

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:10 AM   #9
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Sounds like you have a bug in the driver. All I can suggest is checking if there is an update to it for Fedora, compiling an updated version from source or, barring that, opening up a bug report.

Adam
I might just reinstall fedora core 10. However, if I were to try
compiling the latest driver from source, what is it called and where can I get it?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 08:12 AM   #10
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xf86-video-ati. You can download released versions, snapshots, and the latest from git here:

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati/

Adam
 
Old 10-25-2009, 09:06 AM   #11
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Thanks for all your help Adam.

You're a star!
 
  


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