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#1 2015-10-04 01:34:07

eeeVeee
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Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

Hey everyone. I recently installed BunsenLabs on my secondary HDD and the installation process went smooth, the resolution was small but readable. But as it booted up the resolution became extremely small to the point where I can't even read any text. I'm guessing its something to do with my video drivers, could someone help me out with this? I'm using an Intel i7 3770 CPU and a Nvidia 660ti if that helps.

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#2 2015-10-04 01:41:22

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

Can you change the resolution with arandr? (Menu -> Preferences -> Display -> Outputs)
If so, you can save the setup as a script that you can run from your autostart (or add the xrandr commands directly to autostart).

Another route might require you to install the nvidia drivers (search the forum - there was another post about how to do that in the last few hours)

You have virtually the same hardware as me, and BL works OOTB!

Last edited by damo (2015-10-04 01:42:35)


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#3 2015-10-04 01:55:57

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

Thanks for the quick reply! I can't access the settings menu because I actually can't read it, its all squished together due to the small resolution. I'm currently looking at the Debian Nvidia driver tutorial but I have a feeling using the console is going to be hard with this tiny resolution. I'll report back with my progress soon.

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#4 2015-10-04 02:08:20

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

eeeVeee wrote:

I have a feeling using the console is going to be hard with this tiny resolution

Switch to a TTY screen with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F2

The output of:

xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution

Would be useful.


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#5 2015-10-04 02:18:16

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

extremely small to the point where I can't even read any text.

Yeah, silly me sad


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#6 2015-10-04 02:24:53

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
eeeVeee wrote:

I have a feeling using the console is going to be hard with this tiny resolution

Switch to a TTY screen with <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F2

The output of:

xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution

Would be useful.

Switching to TTY gives me a bunch of random colours and arrows. From what I can make out from the desktop terminal, xdpyinfo outputs:

screen #0:
dimensions: 1920x1080 (530x301 millimeters)
resolution: 92x91 dots per inch

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#7 2015-10-04 08:42:32

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Re: Resolution too small after install, can't read anything

Sounds like a drivers issue. Are you using nouveau or Nvidia?

Last edited by Snap (2015-10-04 08:43:06)

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