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Peppermint 4 - 1024x768 on a 1024x600 netbook
« on: September 30, 2013, 02:21:08 am »
Most netbooks including the Acer Aspire One (zg5) have a native screen resolution of 1024x600 which can be a pain with some applications that require 1024x768 minimum .. some setting dialogs also seem to be larger than the screen allows.

Well you CAN get Peppermint 4 (or any distro based on >= Ubuntu 12.10) to give you 1024x768

This should work for Peppermint 4 .. and possibly for a FULLY updated Peppermint 3 (I can't currently test it in Peppermint 3 .. Ubuntu 12.04 based distros *used* to need a patched version of xorg but I *think* the patch was added in ubuntuupdates)

Run this in a terminal:
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1024x768" --scale "1x1.28"
you can go back to 1024x600 with:
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1024x600" --scale "1x1"

Once you've tested that in a terminal AND IT WORKS .. if you want to autostart that at bootup ..

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mkdir ~/.config/autostart
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gedit ~/.config/autostart/monitor-adjust.desktop
when an empty file opens, make it read:-
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Monitor Auto Adjust
Comment=Change LCD resolution to 1024x768
Exec=lxterminal --command xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1024x768" --scale "1x1.28"
SAVE the file, and log off/on to test.

BE SURE to test it in a terminal first, because if anything goes wrong a reboot will put you back to 1024x600


If you have any problems with the wallpaper not stretching .. try making the commands:
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1024x768" --scale "1x1.28" && pcmanfm --wallpaper-mode=fit && pcmanfm --wallpaper-mode=stretch
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1024x600" --scale "1x1" && pcmanfm --wallpaper-mode=fit && pcmanfm --wallpaper-mode=stretch

obviously adjust the "Exec" line in the autostart file accordingly.

You can even go nuts and go to 1152x864 if you wish.....

For 1152x864 the command would be:
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xrandr --output LVDS1 --panning "1152x864" --scale "1.125x1.44"
personally I think that's too much .. but I've added it here, just to show it's possible ;)

« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 03:13:18 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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