[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 21:21:33 -0500

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:21 PM, Connor Behan <connor.behan@gmail.com> wrote=
>> After starting X I now have =A0a resolution of 800x600 or similar, even
>> though
>> my native =A0resolution is 1400x1050. Running
>> $ xrandr -output LVDS --auto
>> fixes the resolution, but some windows that should be centred on the
>> screen
>> now appear in the upper left corner.
>> Any hints how I can fix the resolution at boot time without calling
>> xrandr?
> This is probably a stupid question but do you specify 1400x1050 in xorg.c=
> or the appropriate sections of xorg.conf.d? A lot of people say that X is
> now smart enough to get by without a config file but I still find that I
> need xorg.conf for a lot of things.

You shouldn't need an xorg.conf for most modern drivers.  radeon
hasn't required one for most configurations for years.