Cannot save Screen resolution.

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Cannot save Screen resolution.

Post#1 by bhreso » 19 Jan 2014, 09:49

I am using Porteus desktop edition.
I installed it to HDD using system setting - porteus installer.

my screen looks good in 1024 x 768.
But after each reboot, i have to manually set it back to 1024 x 768.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Cannot save Screen resolution.

Post#2 by fanthom » 19 Jan 2014, 10:15

hi bhreso,

please do as follows:
open terminal -> run 'xpsinfo' utility -> generate full report > upload it to and link here.
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Re: Cannot save Screen resolution.

Post#3 by francois » 19 Jan 2014, 12:41

Your are in very good hands with fanthom.

However, you could try the xrandr method. In cli mode use xrandr to build the appropriate script depending on your porteus version:

1) From xrandr you will get the possible screen size available and the name of your display. This is for my laptop:

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root@porteus:~# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767
LVDS1 connected primary 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1366x768       60.2*+
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3     56.2  
   640x480        59.9  
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
root@porteus:~# xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 800x600 
root@porteus:~# xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768
2) Put this information into a file with .sh ending to get your script with the appropriate permissin (execute).

3) Install this file into the appropriate autostart folder. For kde /root/.kde4/Autostart/, for xfce you have to go thru the settings submenu with **.
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