HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
June 22, 2018 02:30AM
Hi, I installed Elive 2.9.96 Stable on my computer with monitor connected as VGA-0.
I have always added the xrandr instructions to create, add and output my video resolution of 2000x1380_60.00 in the file /etc/X11/Xsession.d/50x11-common_determine-startup to automatize it and this worked fine, but totay
this don't work in every way.
Have you any help or suggestions for me?
I thank you very much!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2018 04:23PM by Sy41CL.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
June 28, 2018 10:07AM
I'm working on an own Elive implementation to configure screens automatically/guided, this feature will be available in the next build 2.9.98, subscribe to Elive newsletters to receive notification about the next release

I will be happy if you betatest it to know that works correctly before the final release 1up
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
June 28, 2018 12:57PM
I am ready to beta test too :-)
JF
2 X HP 22 inches monitor on a HP Desktop. One HDMI the other one VGA.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
June 28, 2018 08:52PM
Thank you very much!!!
I think will be a very good work for me that use an analogic monitor
connected to VGA-0 and with non standard resolution of 2000x1380.
As soon as 2.9.98 become available I install it to test.
Again, Thank you so much!!!!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2018 08:54PM by Sy41CL.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
June 30, 2018 10:19AM
Alright! an analogic monitor is a very good betatest boogie and that non-standard resolution too (so you should be able to select it from the configurator, hum!)

Unfortunately im not going to build 2.9.98 yet, and also there's only left 2 version numbers until the number 3.0.0 lol eyepoping so better to not waste them (if another build needs to be done before the final version, is better to be able to publish it publically)

Anyhow, that is not a problem so the way that you* can test is extremely easy, just run the command "apug" and then restart your desktop configurations to a new one (from the applications -> preferences menus), everything after that should be perfectly automated and guided :D

There's a betatest that i wrote here happy coding in order to track better it (i will be away for the next 8 days), results of betatesting are welcome emosmile (your CRT screen could be a good betatest for the games part, but i dont have much expectations about this one)

[bugs.elivecd.org]


Note: already betatested with 2-screens hardware and a 4 screens virtualbox setup, it should work with up to 10 preconfigured desktops (do we need to preconfigure more than 10?)
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 02, 2018 06:32PM
Hi, I tested the new system for setting-up monitor resolution.
I also upgraded my Elive 2.9.96 with apug and reinitialized the desktop but elive-multiscreens don't work in any way.
It offers only very low resolutions and don't accept to create a new one. When I set the resolution via xrandr --newmode, --addmode and --output, the screen turns black and normal for many seconds.
Even using wine software can start the monitor turns black and normal. I think that is used a very "secret" system that is too difficult for beginners (and not so beginners). A software more friendly
in apparence and use will be greatly more appreciated.
Than you very much for all your efforts!!
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 03, 2018 01:00AM
For me the new screen configuration worked well in a VM and on a HP Desktop.

Did you try a reboot after running apug ?

JF
I was able to change resolution too.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 03, 2018 02:09PM
Hi, I tested also with reboot but nothing change!
I think it is a problem of the software because with xrandr all works
well, I desire only to automate the process. At this moment at every
computer start, after login I have some seconds of monitor that turn black an normal then I can open terminology to send xrandr commands to the system. After this all works sufficiently normal.
As soon as I have the time I install the new Elive 2.9.97.
Thank you very much.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 06:54PM
Sy41CL Wrote:
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> Hi, I tested the new system for setting-up monitor
> resolution.
> I also upgraded my Elive 2.9.96 with apug and rein
> itialized the desktop but elive-multiscreens don't
> work in any way.
> It offers only very low resolutions and don't acce
> pt to create a new one. When I set the resolution
> via xrandr --newmode, --addmode and --output, the
> screen turns black and normal for many seconds.
> Even using wine software can start the monitor tur
> ns black and normal. I think that is used a very "
> secret" system that is too difficult for beginners
> (and not so beginners). A software more friendly
> in apparence and use will be greatly more apprecia
> ted.
> Than you very much for all your efforts!!

Make sure that you have removed your xorg.conf screens configurations, it could conflict with the tool forcing to have only these ones

Basically that tool is an overlay for the arandr tool, which simply uses xrandr in the backend, so in short, this tool only allows you to do anything that xrandr can (and it should be everything needed)

So by some reason xrandr don't let you to use these strange resolutions (which is probably why they don't show up by default), how you managed to configure them before? maybe your own-made xorg configuration could conflict
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 08:41PM
Hi, My be that my xorg config cause conflict but that same problem
is in the DVD of Elive 2.9.97. Also in it only very few configs and no
possibility to add a new one. It is possible to known where the elive-multiscreens writes his configuration? My be I can resolve the problem editing this file. Thank you very much.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 08:55PM
Check (edit) the code in /usr/bin/elive-multiscreens file

As I said, it is a wrapper for arandr tool (which loads the conf at start, etc) between other things, and arandr tool is a GUI for xrandr

The conf saved is in $HOME/.screenlayout/ directory, the one that uses arandr

arandr should show you the available resolutions just like "xrandr --query" does, thats why i said maybe the conflict is in your xorg configuration, which doesn't let xrandr detect other resolutions
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 09:31PM
Screen configuration work better for me now , although it is not clear for me how to choose which screen is the default one...

Some box popup window asked me once which one I wanted, by mistake i did something and it disappeared and I didn't know how to get back that windows to choose the default monitor.

JF
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 09:36PM
Hi, I removed my xorg config but nothing change.
I have tested the file in ~/.screenlayout dir:
it is void. I edited it with xrandr instructions but don't work.
From my previous message: I tested also Elive 2.9.97 on DVD and I have the same problem, this is for me, a signal that my config in xorg don't cause conflict because in Elive 2.9.96 this possibility is been removed. In fact that is the first time I have this problem with Elive. Thank you very much.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 09:42PM
> Screen configuration work better for me now , although it is not clear for me how to choose which screen is the default one...

The tool asks you which is your primary screen (if no --primary value is found in the conf file), for a new test remove your $HOME/.screenlayout directory so that will generate a new conf

maybe should be asked always when editing the conf?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2018 09:43PM by Thanatermesis.
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 09:48PM
Sy41CL Wrote:
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> Hi, I removed my xorg config but nothing change.
> I have tested the file in ~/.screenlayout dir:
> it is void. I edited it with xrandr instructions b
> ut don't work.
> From my previous message: I tested also Elive 2.9.
> 97 on DVD and I have the same problem, this is for
> me, a signal that my config in xorg don't cause co
> nflict because in Elive 2.9.96 this possibility is
> been removed. In fact that is the first time I hav
> e this problem with Elive. Thank you very much.

Make sure to:
* have your system upgraded (apug)
* restart to a new e17 configuration (from applications -> preferences menus)
* run the new configurator, like using the command: elive-multiscreens -c

The graphical tool should allow you to setup them as how you need, finally a configuration file will be writed in $HOME/.screenlayout/ dir, which Elive will use at the start of the graphical system
Re: HOW TO CHANGE MONITOR RESOLUTION
July 04, 2018 10:07PM
:news:
- last version will always ask for primary screen after to reconfigure it (run "apug" for have it)
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