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asked 2016-10-11 08:29:33 -0500

allen832008 gravatar image

I am having the issue that all the available screen resolutions for my Dell E7270 are not showing under Fedora. They are not present under Gnome settings or xrandr. I have a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the only resolution showing available under either is 1920x1080 for that aspect ratio.

I can confirm that this is available under other distros using multiple DEs and kernels. Latest kernel under Arch Gnome and Ubuntu 16.04 Unity have all the available resolutions without issue.

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Can you give the following?

$ fpaste --sysinfo $ fpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log $ xrandr | fpaste

This will help us determine if this is a Gnome or Xorg issue.

Striker gravatar imageStriker ( 2016-10-11 16:21:24 -0500 )edit

Same issue here with Fedora 24:

I would like to set my resolution to 1024x768 at 16:19. The only resolution that has 16:19 available is 1920x1080. Everything else is either 4:3 or 5:4 -- all unsuitable for widescreens.

e-inquirer gravatar imagee-inquirer ( 2016-11-17 05:10:24 -0500 )edit

^ Just checked my Win10 install. The resolution is set to 1920x1080 at 16:9, but the desktop, windows, text, and webpages appear larger/clearer (or more zoomed) than in Fedora under the same resolution. Win10 has an option to zoom the environment (default at 150%), but the closest thing to that in Fedora is the magnifier zoom, which cuts portions of the screen off.

Are there any options or workarounds?

e-inquirer gravatar imagee-inquirer ( 2016-11-17 15:41:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-11 18:00:42 -0500

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Not sure if it was the Wayland compositor, kernel, or something else, but the F25 upgrade resolved this issue for me big time. Display settings now give me a long list of resolutions and aspect ratios on par or even better than what I found in Win10.

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