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Old 01-16-2012, 04:02 AM   #16
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None that I could find. One of JolyOS's developers claimed he had patched the source of xf86-video-intel and, IIRC, the kernel too so that higher resolutions would be supported. I installed it to check it out, but the resolution was still 1024x600. After a while, I decided I'd run whatever needed higher resolutions on my desktop so I stopped trying.
Old 04-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #17
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This stuff about resolution forcing not being possible under linux is plainly untrue. I normally use the method outlined here, and it worked for me under Ubuntu, Debian Stable, and Linux Mint Debian Edition. Now I moved onto Debian Wheezy and I get the same problem as the posters above do

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

But since it WORKED IN THE PAST UNDER LINUX, this must be something due to a small detail, rather than an incapacity of the system.

Now, I'm not knowledgeable enough in linuxness to give a fix, but I can tell you what I did in the past, and what I do know, and we can try to figure out what's going on.

In the past I used this script

cvt 1024 768

xrandr --newmode "1024p" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync

xrandr --addmode VGA1 1024p

xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024p
And it worked like a charm, my netbook monitor went 1024x768.

However, when I use it NOW, it creates a virtual monitor next to my screen, instead of forcing the resolution. When I try to create modes for LVDS itself, it still fails.

So here's a bit of brainstorming: The trick in solving this might lie in either solving the LVDS newmode problem (duh) or maybe trying to make the netbook display the virtual VGA as the main screen, instead. Is there any way to try this second thing?


Ok, I uninstalled LMDE and installed Linux Mint 12 LXDE edition.

The script STILL did not work.

After installing the Jupiter applet, I managed to get it to appear on display by running it from terminal. Using the applet to switch to 1024x768 I managed to compress the display, but couldn't access the lower part of the screen. But then I ran the script above, and I was able to do so normally.

I don't know to what extent this is translatable to other people's problems with xrandr and virtual desktops. At the very least it worked for me, if only to one single resolution switch. If anyone else comes with another, more universal fix, I'd be grateful myself

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