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Re: X appears to get the wrong resolution <SOLVED by workaround>

On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:35:37 -0400
Steve Litt <slitt@troubleshooters.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> My old box with Xubuntu, running the dwm window manager via lightdm,
> got the right resolution when X started. My new box, with Debian,
> running dwm via startx, starts with a resolution of 1980x1200 instead
> of 1920x1080, resulting in either the top or the bottom of every
> window going offscreen.


> Anyone have any ideas?

I made shellscript /d/bats/xraa looking like the following:

sudo xrandr --output default --mode 1920x1080

Obviously, I modified sudoers to let user slitt run xrandr as root
without a password.

Then I added /d/bats/xraa to my .xinitrc as follows:
exec /home/slitt/dwm-6.0/dwm

Now X always comes up as 1920x1080. Crude, but effective.


Steve Litt                *  http://www.troubleshooters.com/
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