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

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 07:19:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 22:42, Pavel Heimlich, a.k.a. hajma
<tropikhajma at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

will KDE work (reasonably well) with that?

regards/mit freundlichen Grüssen
Michael Schuster

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