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ONEEYEMAN
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Screen resolution Reply with quote

Hi, ALL,
My question is interconnected between this and Desktop, but its closer to here, so posting it in this forum. ;-)

I have an Acer ASPIRE laptop which came originally with Windows 7. I successfully installed Gentoo on this machine and then GNOME.
However, for a long time I was wondering about screen resolution between those 2 systems.

Here is the info from Gentoo:

Code:


IgorReinCloud igor # lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0520
   Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0520
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
   Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
   Memory at f0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
   Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [58] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: radeon
   Kernel modules: radeon


Code:


IgorReinCloud igor # emerge --info
Portage 2.2.8-r1 (default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/gnome, gcc-4.7.0, glibc-2.15-r3, 3.7.10-gentoo x86_64)
=================================================================
System uname: Linux-3.7.10-gentoo-x86_64-AMD_E-350_Processor-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:     3770196 total,    806620 free
KiB Swap:     999708 total,    882868 free
Timestamp of tree: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:15:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.23.1
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p45
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.12-r1
dev-lang/python:          2.7.5-r3, 3.2.5-r1
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.10.2-r2
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.9.6-r3, 1.11.6, 1.12.6, 1.13.4
sys-devel/binutils:       2.23.1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.4.5, 4.6.3, 4.7.0
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.7 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r3
Repositories: gentoo x-portage
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64"
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA PUEL Oracle-BCLA-JavaSE"
CBUILD="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=barcelona -O2 -pipe"
CHOST="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=barcelona -O2 -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.osuosl.org/"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j3"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_CONFIGROOT="/"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.us.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 apm berkdb branding bzip2 cairo cdda cdr clamav cli colord consolekit cracklib crypt cxx dbus djvu dri dts dvd dvdr eds emboss encode evo exif fam firefox flac freetds gdbm gif gnome gnome-keyring gnome-online-accounts gpm gstreamer gtk iconv introspection ipv6 java6 jpeg lcms ldap libnotify libsecret lm_sensors mad mmx mng modules mozilla mp3 mp4 mpeg mssql multilib mysql nautilus ncurses nls nptl odbc ogg opengl openmp oracle pam pango pch pcmcia pcre pdf perl png policykit ppds pulseaudio qt3support readline sdl session socialweb spell sqlite sse sse2 ssl startup-notification svg tcpd tiff truetype udev udisks unicode upower usb vorbis wxwidgets x264 xcb xml xv xvid zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics keyboard" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby19 ruby20" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Unset:  CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, INSTALL_MASK, LANG, LC_ALL, PORTAGE_BUNZIP2_COMMAND, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS, USE_PYTHON


When in GNOME I am trying to go to System->Preferences->Monitors I see that I have my monitor set to 1366x768 and it looks like it is the maximum I can have.
But when I boot in Windows I feel that my resolution is much bigger as I have bigger area on the screen.

The problem I'm currently facing is that I need to work with Eclipse and it displays only 3-4 files on the current resolution.

Is there a way I can increase the screen resolution either with current kernel or with an updated one? I don't mind updating the kernel if it will increase the resolution of my monitor. Or I just chose wrong driver for it?

I'm writing it from Gentoo, but can boot up to Windows and post the resolution from there if needed.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONEEYEMAN,

Please post the screen resolution from Windows and put your entire /var/log/Xorg.0.log onto a pastebin.

I guess the screen resolutions will be the some but you are using larger fonts and so on on Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon,
You are absolutely correct!!! Screen resolutions are the same. (1366x768)

But then how come I have a feeling I have a bigger screen on Windows?
Please tell me how can I place more things on Gentoo side on Desktop/Eclipse....

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONEEYEMAN,

You have smaller on screen elements in Windows than in Gentoo. Thats fonts, icons, window decorations and so on, that allows more to fit on the screen.
I gave up on Gnome about a year ago, so I don't know how to change the sizes of its on screen objects any more.
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