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[Bug 623250] external screen resolution always set to 1024x768 (should be 1280x1024) after kde login
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  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:46:23 +0000
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--- Comment #10 from Carlos Mafra <crmafra@xxxxxxxxx> 2010-09-02 09:46:23 UTC
Thanks for taking the time, I really appreaciate it because now I have
more information too about what causes this.

But IMHO the Xserver default does not make sense. I would rather have
something like the patch by David Reveman in comment 2 from bug #537488

The intersection of the resolutions from both monitors will rarely be
useful, at least for me and I guess for others too.

My laptop has 1280x800 and I use two different external monitors,
one at my home with 1680x1050 and the other at the institute with
1920x1200. And for _both_ the Xserver default is useless and it makes
no sense.

I guess people always want the best of what the monitor has to offer,
and the desktop has to be adjusted to fit, not the reverse (I use wmaker,
so no krandr stuff etc).

In my case I simply use the external monitors and turn off the laptop screen.

Suppose also a beamer presentation in some conference. If you boot your laptop
with the cable to the beamer connected, you want it to display correctly
at the conference room screen, using whatever native resolution the beamer
uses. Then your desktop or window manager has to be clever enough to do the
right thing.

I even wrote a patch for wmaker to deal with some part of this issue I have,
see here:

So is there no hope for me to get the resolutions correct in a flicker-free
boot process? The kernel got it right already, that's what disturbs me.
When xorg loads it screws up the resolutions which the kernel thought were
good, and I thought the point with the kernel mode setting was to avoid
this resolution changes from boot.

So I am sorry to write all this, but as things stand now they don't look
like they make sense. I fear that I will have to patch the xserver myself
and use it instead, but that is painful and it will go away once I move to
opensuse 11.4 etc.

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