[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI 147 doesn't get screen size right

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 19:32:22 UTC 2010

KDE team,

I'm adding you to this discussion because KDE seems to make some
difference here:

what's missing in this message: with OI and KDE, it looks like screen
"size" is 3200x1200 on a 1920x1200 physical screen, which looks mighty
strange. I have not seen this on any other build of (Open)Solaris.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 15:25, Jonathan Adams <t12nslookup at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that this thread has finished, but a user called "seeger"
> posted on the laptop-discuss:
> http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=135165&tstart=0
> apparently NVidia have just released upgraded versions of their driver
> that fix multiple issues on on b134

I tried one of the two drivers that supposedly support my graphics
adapter (a 9600GT), and did not see any improvement.

some more data points:
- gnome seems to handle the screen size just OK, I do get the
impression that the nvidia driver does some more "switching" of modes
before I see the final screen/workspace after logging in
- under KDE (somewhat current ... haven't updated in about a month),
starting nvidia-settings (as regular user) causes the machine to
reboot (need to do some more detailed experiments here on what
actually happens); the same tool starts just fine under gnome.

I saw this both with the nvidia driver that "comes with" OI (which in
fact comes from opensolaris.org, AFAICT - it's not this machine I'm
typing on right now, so I can't show the pkg URI) and the
aforementioned newly downloaded driver from nvidia.

comments? ideas?


> Jon
> On 29 October 2010 09:14, Michael <michaelsprivate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 20:36, Charles Seeger <seeger at cise.ufl.edu> wrote:
>>> +------ Guido Berhoerster wrote (Thu, 14-Oct-2010, 14:15 +0200):
>>> | * Michael <michaelsprivate at gmail.com> [2010-10-14 14:02]:
>>> | > it seems all I have from nvidia is the driver that came w. osol 134 -
>>> | > could that be the case (even then, I can't remember seeing this with
>>> | > any build of osol)?
>>> |
>>> | Yes, OpenIndiana does not provide newer versions of the closed
>>> | Nvidia driver.
>>> Sorry if all this is well known.
>>> NVidia has Solaris drivers for download, but Sun/Oracle ships
>>> modified versions.  For instance, see:
>>> http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/xwin-discuss/2010-September/004651.html
>>> http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/xwin-discuss/2010-September/004652.html
>>> http://opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=131239
>>> ftp://download.nvidia.com/solaris/
>>> Hopefully, updated Oracle-modified NVidia drivers will ship with
>>> the next Solaris Express, but those probably will come with limits
>>> on redistribution.
>> I tried copying the contents of the complete nvidia package (the one
>> that contains kernel/drv/nvidia) from build 150 into an oi boot env,
>> but that didn't change the behaviour.
>> Michael
>> --
>> regards/mit freundlichen Grüssen
>> Michael Schuster

regards/mit freundlichen Grüssen
Michael Schuster

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