xrandr not really changing resolution

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 07:37:17 PST 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk> wrote:
> I've noticed that if I change resolution with xrandr the physical output
> appears to stay at the original resolution and the graphics card scales
> up the smaller resolution. Is this a quirk of NVidia's proprietary
> driver or a standard xrandr feature? Is there a way to force it to
> change the physical output, perhaps using VidModeExtension instead of
> xrandr? I want to be able to select a refresh rate as well as the
> resolution.

If you are using an LCD, it only has one fixed native mode and either
the monitor or the video card scales the image to the panel's native


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