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Screen resolution lost on reboot (problem gone away)
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:51:31 am »
The first time I installed Pep10 on this machine the display worked fine. Now, re-installed on an SSD, it has trouble with the screen resolution. It first booted with blank areas at the left and right of the screen I found ARandR and persuaded it to set the resolution I wanted (1440 * 900) and managed to save it. That worked for a few days but now it looes it's setting on every reboot. Here's what's in the machine:

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stewart@Stewart-Advent ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: Stewart-Advent Kernel: 5.3.0-45-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: DIXONSXP product: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           Mobo: DIXONSXP model: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           BIOS: DIXONSXP v: 1.00.DIX date: 04/12/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 4.4 Wh 100.0% condition: 4.4/4.4 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel T2080 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1733 MHz 1: 1319 MHz 2: 1251 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.5 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1440x900@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
           driver: 8139too
           IF: enp6s5 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter driver: rt73usb
           IF: wlx001060a1352c state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G2G0A size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 77G used: 10G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 170 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 371.8/1933.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
stewart@Stewart-Advent ~ $
This is after I've run ARandR to restore the screen resolution. Immediately after reboot it's
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stewart@Stewart-Advent ~ $ inxi -Fs
System:    Host: Stewart-Advent Kernel: 5.3.0-45-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: DIXONSXP product: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           Mobo: DIXONSXP model: DIXONSXP serial: N/A
           BIOS: DIXONSXP v: 1.00.DIX date: 04/12/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 4.4 Wh 100.0% condition: 4.4/4.4 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel T2080 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1733 MHz 1: 1177 MHz 2: 1165 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.5 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           version: 1.4 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
           driver: 8139too
           IF: enp6s5 state: down mac: 00:03:0d:66:dd:86
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter driver: rt73usb
           IF: wlx001060a1352c state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G2G0A size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 77G used: 10G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 203.6/1933.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
stewart@Stewart-Advent ~ $ ^C
stewart@Stewart-Advent ~ $
Where should I start looking please? As far as I can tell I've no power options set that might fight the screen and I've not set up a screensaver of any sort. I do use my own wallpaper (a photo of my cat) but it does the same thing with the default Peppermint wallpaper.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 03:14:10 am by Bear »

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Re: Screen resolution lost on reboot
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2020, 03:02:43 pm »
I had that problem too.  I  found another post https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9564.0.html .. I did the same thing you'll see in the link I put there.  It worked for me.

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Re: Screen resolution lost on reboot
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 03:13:13 am »
Thanks for that. I spotted your post but for whatever reason my problem seems to have gone away so I've left it well alone until it happens again.