Xorg setting low resolution with double HDMI output despite forcing to full HD

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Thu Feb 21 14:46:30 UTC 2019

Quoting Felix Miata (2019-02-21 12:05:36)
> Francesco Nwokeka composed on 2019-02-21 10:45 (UTC+0100):
> >     I have an Intel NUC with dual HDMI output. Recently I've been experiencing 
> > a problem with the output resolution of the screens. When booting the system i 
> > get screen resolution inferior to what I actually try to set via .xinitrc file:
> > xrandr --output $(xrandr -q | grep "\sconnected\s" | cut -f1 -d" ") --mode 
> > 1920x1080
> Note in the log the string onnected does not appear. AFAICT, only the use of xf86-video-intel DDX
> driver, which last had an official release in 2015, causes that omission.
> > local/xf86-video-intel 1:2.99.917+859+g33ee0c3b-1 (xorg-drivers)
> > Does anyone have any idea to what might be the problem/solution?
> Easier solution is to purge xf86-video-intel, which when server version is 1.17.0 or higher, should
> automagically cause utilization of the newer modesetting DDX driver on X restart or reboot. Other
> option is to reconfigure /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf to specify driver modesetting. The DDX
> modesetting driver does not have its own package. Instead it's the default, provided by the server
> package.

Ahem. The ddx is doing exactly what it is being told to do.

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