[ltp] screen resolution is wrong after removing "nomodeset" from kernel line in menu.lst

Alex Deucher linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 2 Dec 2010 10:39:33 -0500

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Arian Kuschki
<arian.kuschki@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> after a recent Arch Linux X11 update I was forced to remove the "nomodese=
> line from my kernel line in menu.lst on my t42. I had modesetting turned =
> because of problems I had I can no longer remember.
> After starting X I now have =A0a resolution of 800x600 or similar, even t=
> my native =A0resolution is 1400x1050. Running
> $ xrandr -output LVDS --auto
> fixes the resolution, but some windows that should be centred on the scre=
> now appear in the upper left corner.
> Any hints how I can fix the resolution at boot time without calling xrand=

Your system is probably mis-detecting a TV being attached.  See the
bottom of this page for how to force connectors off from the kernel
command line: