Bug#506516: xserver-xorg: Wrong screen resolution on startup, need to restart
Raphael Geissert wrote:
OK, done that. So far so good, however it is intermittent. I had a
system crash last week, possibly due to hardware, and had to reinstall.
This bug reoccurred after the re-installation but before I had altered
The problem you are facing appears to be a hardware problem, and according to
Xavier Bachelot (one of the openchrome devs) it is likely to be in the i2c
bus. He suggests forcing the only active output to be the CRT, to try to
workaround the incorrect mode used when something is detected on the tv out.
Try by adding the following line to the Device section of your xorg.conf:
Option "ActiveDevice" "CRT"
Presumably this is a problem that affects auto-detection as it did not
used to happen (i.e. before auto-detection).