Re: xorg video modes question
On 02/13/2013 01:36 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
You should check the log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log). The actual
The log file lists every video mode known to man but doesn't say what
it is actually using. The output of xrandr does show the current
mode is 1280x1024. Text and application windows look the correct
size and no longer appear magnified as they did at the original
800x600. I could post the log file here but it is rather large (24K).
I can grab an application window and it will move entirely out of
view to the right and bottom up to the cursor.
The logfile on a (Wheezy) system I've just fired up doesn't even list
resolutions. However I find
$ cat /proc/openprom/SUNW,ffb@1e,0/width
$ cat /proc/openprom/SUNW,ffb@1e,0/height
which look promising, I suggest comparing these (if you have them or
something close) with the parameters reported by your monitor.
There used to be a parameter to control the viewport for tis sort of
problem. However I repeat what I said earlier: the best way to handle
this might be by telling OBP what to use as early as possible.
The /proc/openprom directory exists but is empty. From your earlier post
the OpenBoot documentation I have doesn't show a sel-dev function or a
screen: environment option. It doesn't have a viewport command either.
I think maybe there are a lot of changes from Wheezy to Squeeze. The
xorg log file shows a number of video modules get loaded and probably
change anything the boot prom sets up.