Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#250 closed System Defect (invalid)

user set screen resolution in X not used

Reported by: bkn Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: XOrg Configurator Version: 8.0-RC
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…



expected behavior:

  • if user changes resolution of screen then that resolution is the default for all future X sessions (including kdm and kde).

summary to reproduce:

  • From Fresh install in vmware-fusion2 (on a mac).
  • open 'System Settings' from the k-menu.
  • select 'display'.
  • change resolution of screen to something other than 800x600 and select apply.
  • reboot (or simply logout) and resolution is back to 800x600.


just installed PC-BSD for the first time within vmware-fusion2. i wanted to run a full resolution (1440x900) over the default 800x600. The change in resolution appled nicely. However, once i rebooted (or even logged out) the screen resolution was reset to the default 800x600. When logged into kde again, i opened up the display preferences again, the screen then automatically changed back to full resolution of 1440x900. (i.e. as soon i click on 'display' the settings loaded and changed screen resolutions).

I'll attach the xorg.0.log. The last line of the log, seen below, was created when i double clicked 'display' in 'system preferences' and the screen changed resolution to 1440x900.

(==) VMWARE(0): Write-combining range (0xa0000,0x10000) was already clear

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Xorg.0.log (23.4 KB) - added by bkn 5 years ago.
xorg log file

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Change History (3)

Changed 5 years ago by bkn

xorg log file

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by bkn

  • Priority changed from major to minor

To be fair, i just installed ubuntu 9.10 in vmware and the same behavior exists (not only in KDE but gnome). This bug is not specific to PC-BSD.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This isn't really a bug, its more of a design issue. The "display" tool you are using which calls xrandr doesn't update your xorg configuration, it only takes effect when the tool is running and allows you to try different resolutions on the fly. However, in PC-BSD, you can use our Display setup wizard (Option 7 at the bootup splash screen) to permanently update xorg.conf with the 1440x900 resolution, which will be used in KDM / KDE by default.

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