I want my 1920x1080 resolution back

asked 2016-08-10 12:33:44 -0600

powergame gravatar image

updated 2016-08-11 05:12:06 -0600

I just upgraded my system from Fedora 22 to Fedora 24 using:

$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=24

Everything looks fine, many packages upgraded, but I have problem with my resolution, which now supports up to 1024x768 in Display settings, but it supports Full HD 1920x1080 in an older kernel (for Fedora 22) when I boot by selecting it from GRUB menu. However, I prefer to work with the newer kernel because of its upgraded packages and overall improvements.

I checked graphics driver by the following command (from this post)

 lspci -k | grep -A 2 -i "VGA"

Which gives:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216GLM [Quadro FX 880M] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1521
    Kernel modules: nouveau

I could not find a trace of NVidia drivers in my system (remnants of my one-time failed attempt to install proprietary NVidia drivers), in case there was a conflict of a sort.

So, does anyone know how I can make this kernel-module (kernel-core-4.6.5-300.fc24.x86_64 ) support 1920x1080? Because it really annoys me when browsing and editing documents, and notably watching videos displaying things awkwardly.

I am adding more details:
My GRUB screen is as follows:
image description

The first item in the list (Fedora 24) has resolution problems when booted, but the second old one (Fedora 22), has the mentioned resolution and supports many others, in Display settings.

Also, in response to user @bitwiseoperator, I executed xrandr on both kernels after boot and here is the output:

For kernel kernel-core-4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64 :

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected primary 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768      61.00* 
   800x600       61.00  
   640x480       60.00

For kernel kernel-core-4.0.4-301.fc22:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 345mm x 194mm
   1920x1080     59.93*+
   1680x1050     59.95  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1280x1024     59.89  
   1280x960      59.94  
   1152x864      59.96  
   1024x768      59.92  
   800x600       59.86  
   640x480       59.38  
   720x400       59.55  
   640x400       59.95  
   640x350       59.77  
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
eDP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

I do not really know what is the problem with screen when booting the most recent version. As said in this post I also had this problem in the past after updating the system (subversions of Fedora 22).

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Can you add to your question the output of xrandr?

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2016-08-10 16:35:44 -0600 )edit