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    Default Screen configuration problem under gnome

    Hello,

    I am using gnome and I have two screens with different resolutions. I was use with a previous version to run
    xrandr --output eDP-1 --auto --output DP-1 --auto --scale 2x2 --panning 3840x2160+2560+0
    to solve the problem. It still work during a while. However, when I click on the "Activities" menu, it randomly switch back to another resolution. I imagine I need to change something in .config/monitors.xml but I do not know what. I would be grateful if somebody knows a workaround.

    All the best,
    Laurent

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    Default Re: Screen configuration problem under gnome

    On Fri 18 Aug 2017 10:16:01 AM CDT, laurentde wrote:

    Hello,

    I am using gnome and I have two screens with different resolutions. I
    was use with a previous version to run
    xrandr --output eDP-1 --auto --output DP-1 --auto --scale 2x2 --panning
    3840x2160+2560+0
    to solve the problem. It still work during a while. However, when I
    click on the "Activities" menu, it randomly switch back to another
    resolution. I imagine I need to change something in .config/monitors.xml
    but I do not know what. I would be grateful if somebody knows a
    workaround.

    All the best,
    Laurent


    Hi
    You should just be able to go to System Settings -> Displays and select
    you different screens, set one to primary the other secondays along
    with your resolutions and you should be good to go.

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    Default Re: Screen configuration problem under gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You should just be able to go to System Settings -> Displays and select
    you different screens, set one to primary the other secondays along
    with your resolutions and you should be good to go.
    I already did that. The point is that for my external screen (DP-1), I want to scale it by 2x2 (so a panning area that is 2x2 bigger than the native resolution of the screen). This option does not exist in the settings of gnome (or I didn't find it). So I put the native resolution of the screen in gnome settings and I run xrandr to scale it as desired. When I click on "activities", once in a while, it goes back to the native resolution as panning area (so that the actual area is reduced to the upper left fourth of the screen).

    All the best,
    Laurent

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    Default Re: Screen configuration problem under gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by laurentde View Post
    I already did that. The point is that for my external screen (DP-1), I want to scale it by 2x2 (so a panning area that is 2x2 bigger than the native resolution of the screen). This option does not exist in the settings of gnome (or I didn't find it). So I put the native resolution of the screen in gnome settings and I run xrandr to scale it as desired. When I click on "activities", once in a while, it goes back to the native resolution as panning area (so that the actual area is reduced to the upper left fourth of the screen).

    All the best,
    Laurent
    Hi
    Ahh ok, not sure if the zoom via Universal Access in System Settings will achieve what you want... you will probably need to set to the half that has your screen to scale....
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    Thank you very much. I had a look, but the option is not here. It seems that there should be a place in gnome configuration to specify the panning but it does not exist. I will see if a future update solve the problem.

    Best regards,
    Laurent

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    Default Re: Screen configuration problem under gnome

    I finally understood: I had a hold incompatible extension of gnome that was activated. Surprisingly, desactivating it solved the problem (I still do not know how to do what I want from grome configuration, but now my configuration with xrandr is stable and does not change at random times).

    Best regards,
    Laurent

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