xrandr not really changing resolution

strawks strawks at yahoo.fr
Mon Dec 15 07:58:57 PST 2008

On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:37:17 -0500, "Alex Deucher" <alexdeucher at gmail.com>
> 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
> mode.

Maybe you can take a look at the "FlatPanelProperties" options of the
NVidia driver.


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