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Re: progress report: f12 beta x86_64 on gateway mx7120



On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 09:07 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
> >
> >   my biggest worry regarding this install was whether video would work
> > properly (ati radeon xpress 200M).  after the installation (which
> > seemed to go fine), the reboot brought me back to the firstboot(?)
> > stuff, at which point the resolution being used was off to the point
> > where the "Cancel" and whatever other buttons that are normally at the
> > lower right were completely invisible -- they were clearly off the
> > border of the display somewhere in that direction.
> >
> >   the only way i could get thru that firstboot content was to use TAB
> > and guess which button i was pressing.  i eventually got through that
> > and logged in, at which point "xdpyinfo" told me it was using a
> > resolution of 2080x800, when the actual display res is only 1280x800.
> >
> >   thoughts?  given that video still seems problematic, what is the
> > proper protocol to deal with this?  in particular, what was the proper
> > approach at first reboot to be able to see the entire screen?  is this
> > a known issue?  thanks.
> >
> > rday
> >
> > p.s.  curiously, now that i'm in my desktop session, the four squares
> > in the bottom right representing my 4 virtual desktops are *extremely*
> > stretched horizontally, proportionate to that much larger res.  and if
> > i slide a window to the right and off the edge of the *visible*
> > display, i can still see the square representing that window in the
> > same virtual desktop, only way off to the right where it's not
> > visible.
> >
> > so how did f12 beta come to think of my laptop as having a 2080x800
> > display?  what should i have done (or be doing) differently?
> 
>   quick followup:  i just popped into System->Prefs->Display, at which
> point i was given a choice of resolution, the highest being the
> correct one of 1280x800.  i selected it, saved, and now things seem
> fine.
> 
>   but it's still odd where that initial 2080x800 res came from, and
> what i should have done differently to be able to see the entire
> screen during firstboot.
> 
>   whoops, i just restarted the system and i'm back to 2080x800.
> very strange.

what's the output of 'xrandr' at a console?

I suspect it thinks you have a second display attached, at resolution
800x600.

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