[ltp] W500 display problem at 1680x1050

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:38:06 +0100

On 12/06/14 14:31, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Petr Voralek <nazir.cz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>     Hello!
>>    I use a Thinkpad W500 (amd64 Debian GNU/Linux testing (Jessie), BIOS
>> 6FET93WW (3.23)) and I would be happy if it stayed for some time (newer
>> models have unusable keyboards for me).
>>    I recently (after a long time) switched from closed source
>> fglrx-legacy to opensource drivers. The need for preservation of the
>> older versions of the kernel and xorg was already unbearable for me.
>>    There have been a problem at a screen resolution 1680x1050 (a
>> 1920x1200 resolution is without any problems, but it's too tiny for me).

I think you're fixing the "wrong" problem. Enjoy the highest resolution 
native display, and instead, set the DPI. Then you get fonts and icons 
at the size you want, while having maximum clarity.

I wrote this up a while ago here:

but basically, there is a DPI "knob" in Xorg.conf (or ~/.Xresources, or 
in KDE or Gnome) that makes everything scale as you need it.

Best wishes,