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Team / Community Peppermint:

Have used Peppermint on my older Getac laptop for a few Linux installs, as of late.....with the latest 'flavor' being Peppermint 10. Am truly impressed, I must say....build quality is VERY evident! That said, I am eager to learn the in's and out's to tweak my current install (and will do so, soon!) but one necessary tweak still vexes me.

When I lock my screen, leave my laptop, and return.....the login screen reappears.....but at a VERY oversized resolution! Am looking for any/all advice to tweak that issue such that I can manipulate the resolution.

Can you help?

I will apologize in advance if my forum post is located in the wrong post.....I don't really post much online, these days.
Thanks for all the help!!!

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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 05:40:01 pm »
Welcome to the nuthouse forum jeffk_1972 :)

Can you give us the output from:
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inxi -Fz
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 05:21:56 pm »
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daddy@Getac-S400G2 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: Getac-S400G2 Kernel: 5.0.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: GETAC product: S400G2 serial: N/A
           Mobo: GETAC model: S400G2 serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: Phoenix v: R1.16.070520 date: 01/12/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 69.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 69.1/73.3 Wh (94%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3320M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1223 MHz 2: 1281 MHz 3: 1204 MHz
           4: 1288 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce GT 730M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.10hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730M/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-25-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville)
           driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (5.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 7.9GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS250G2B0A size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 228G used: 13G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 38C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 1208.6/15952.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56


Thanks! Sorry for the delay.....am still working through functionality of WinBlows versus Linux.....my fat-fingering prevented me from copy-pasting, correctly at first. Due to the 4-letter word known as WORK..... :D....had to take a knee, and save this one til the WEEKEND!!! TGIF....... Am sure this one is as simple as a checkbox somewhere in the distro....just can't find it!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 03:24:11 am by zebedeeboss »
Thanks for all the help!!!

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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 06:58:39 am »
Is it just the login screen ? .. ie. when you log back in is the resolution correct ?
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 05:18:48 pm »
When I log back in....resolution is correct.

Thanks again...appreciate the help, immensely!

 :)
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 05:49:53 pm »
We're talking about the laptops built in screen right ? .. eg. NOT an external monitor.

And what resolution are you using ?

Please post the output from:
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xrandr
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 06:00:19 pm »
First....it's the laptop screen, itself.

output is:

daddy@Getac-S400G2 ~ $ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1366 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS-0 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 309mm x 173mm
   1366x768      60.10*+
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
daddy@Getac-S400G2 ~ $ ^C

Thanks again...so much!
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 06:12:06 pm »
Okay try this...

Open a terminal and run:
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gksudo xed /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/52-custom-slickgreeter-resolution.conf
when a blank file opens, make it read:-
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Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "LVDS-0"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
EndSection
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Now REBOOT to test.
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 03:27:08 am »
Hi jeffk_1972,

You need to encapsulate the terminal output with the Insert, Code # function.  For extra long outputs, please use the Spoiler, Sp function.  If youíre a Chromium Browser and/or a Google Chrome user, please don't combine these functions.  For some reason, they donít work well together with these browsers.  The formatting gets all goofed up.  Only use one or the other  ;).  These forum functions preserve the original format of the output.  This makes it easier for future visitors to relate to their own issues.  These functions are found in the forum editor, above the,  :-[ Embarrassed and  the :'( Cry emoticon respectively.  Use the Preview button to check how it'll look after you post it to forum.  I hope this helps  ;).

I did the first one to show you what it looks like. If you could have a go at editing your other terminal outputs

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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 12:20:56 pm »
Okay try this...

Open a terminal and run:
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gksudo xed /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/52-custom-slickgreeter-resolution.conf
when a blank file opens, make it read:-
Code: [Select]
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "LVDS-0"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1366x768"
EndSection
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Now REBOOT to test.

Just tried your fix....no change. Thanks for your advice!!
Thanks for all the help!!!

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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 12:34:38 pm »
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daddy@Getac-S400G2 ~ $ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1366 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS-0 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 309mm x 173mm
   1366x768      60.10*+
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
daddy@Getac-S400G2 ~ $

 
Hi jeffk_1972,

You need to encapsulate the terminal output with the Insert, Code # function.  For extra long outputs, please use the Spoiler, Sp function.  If youíre a Chromium Browser and/or a Google Chrome user, please don't combine these functions.  For some reason, they donít work well together with these browsers.  The formatting gets all goofed up.  Only use one or the other  ;).  These forum functions preserve the original format of the output.  This makes it easier for future visitors to relate to their own issues.  These functions are found in the forum editor, above the,  :-[ Embarrassed and  the :'( Cry emoticon respectively.  Use the Preview button to check how it'll look after you post it to forum.  I hope this helps  ;).

I did the first one to show you what it looks like. If you could have a go at editing your other terminal outputs

Many Thanks and Regards Zeb...

Zeb....

How about this one? Better? Am still working on forum 'decorum'  ;)

Thanks again for the help....with this ol' bubba!
Thanks for all the help!!!

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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 03:32:23 pm »
Does the login screen display properly if you switch from the nvidia 390 driver to nouveau in Additional Drivers and then reboot ?
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 03:40:18 pm »
Does the login screen display properly if you switch from the nvidia 390 driver to nouveau in Additional Drivers and then reboot ?

PCNetSpec.....

That's why you're a HERO.....gonna run that one to ground! Will let you know. Never thought to try an alternate, as it was recommended during install.

Thanks!

Jeff
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 03:46:29 pm »
I'm not necessarily suggesting nouveau as the final solution (it may have problems of its own), just wondering if nouveau solves the login screen resolution issue .. if it does, can you post the output from:
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xrandr
again (whilst using nouveau).
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Re: Peppermint 10 'how-to' / forums / questions & answers.........
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2019, 10:07:37 am »
I'm not necessarily suggesting nouveau as the final solution (it may have problems of its own), just wondering if nouveau solves the login screen resolution issue .. if it does, can you post the output from:
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xrandr
again (whilst using nouveau).

PCNetSpec:

Appreciate your help/guidance.

Followed through with your suggestion......the nouveau driver just plain did not work! The desktop screen was cartoon-ishly oversized....so I'd reverted to the previous settings. Will continue to comb the Linux Mint forums for pointers, unless someone else has a 'tried-and-true' fix to share.

Again.....I am VERY appreciative of your expert help with this one.

Regards,

Jeff
Thanks for all the help!!!

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