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

Pavel Heimlich, a.k.a. hajma tropikhajma at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 21:42:34 UTC 2010

2010/11/17 Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate at gmail.com>:
> 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?

it might be worth trying with the VESA driver

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