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#1 2021-09-03 17:00:55

Monti
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[SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Hi,

I have just installed Beowulf, but when KDE Plasma starts up screen resolution is 800x600 and not the native 1366x768. I can't remember this being a problem when installing ASCII.

As mentioned in the subject line KDE Displays Settings are not showing options above 800x600.

Please advice.

Adapter is ATI Radeon

$ lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]

Monti

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#2 2021-09-03 18:15:55

larsH
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Hi

Try to install firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree to get the firmware. It might not solve the problem, but improve performance when you get it to work.

And maybe try with the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-xorg.conf and adapt it to your card.

-------------------------------------------

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "External DVI"
    Modeline        "1280x1024_60.00"  108.88  1280 1360 1496 1712  1024 1025 1028 1060  -HSync +Vsync
    Option          "PreferredMode" "1280x1024_60.00"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. M22 [Radeon Mobility M300]"
    Driver          "ati"
    Option          "Monitor-DVI-0" "External DVI"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier      "Primary Screen"
    Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. M22 [Radeon Mobility M300]"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth           24
        Modes   "1280x1024" "1024x768" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Primary Screen"
EndSection
---------------------------------------------------------

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#3 2021-09-03 20:43:58

Monti
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

larsH wrote:

Hi

Try to install firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree to get the firmware. It might not solve the problem, but improve performance when you get it to work.

And maybe try with the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-xorg.conf and adapt it to your card.

...

Thanks man!

Interesting that you mention performance enhancement. I've been questioning the not to good performance. Is there a way to install just the proprietary Radeon firmware? I might been under the wrong impression, but I've been thinking that firmware-linux-nonfree is bunch of other stuff too. Please advice.

Edit:
By the way, you actually mean '/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d', right? smile

Thanks,
Monti

Last edited by Monti (2021-09-03 20:57:16)

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#4 2021-09-03 21:03:04

larsH
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Hi agian

No I mean /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/something.conf

/etc is where system configfiles lives :-)

Last edited by larsH (2021-09-03 21:03:54)

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#5 2021-09-03 21:28:23

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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

The firmware package for AMD graphics cards is called firmware-amd-graphics.

Check dmesg to see if it's loaded and check the X.Org log for errors and to see which DDX drivers you're using. lspci -k will show the loaded kernel drivers.


antifa ftw!

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#6 2021-09-04 21:18:24

Monti
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The firmware package for AMD graphics cards is called firmware-amd-graphics.

Check dmesg to see if it's loaded and check the X.Org log for errors and to see which DDX drivers you're using. lspci -k will show the loaded kernel drivers.

Thank you very much for your support Head_on_a Stick.

dmesg showed it quite clearly:

[    8.554704] [drm:radeon_pci_probe [radeon]] *ERROR* radeon kernel modesetting for R600 or later requires firmware installed 

My problem now is that I am not successful in entering the non-free repository in sources.list

I have entered it as following:

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf contrib non-free

That said, I wish that a full listing of the repositories available would be listed in the release info page for every Devuan release.

From your post in another thread that I started I have noted that the missing package is "firmware-amd-graphics".

Thanks,
Monti

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#7 2021-09-04 21:37:01

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Hi, Maybe I missed it, but I usually have "main" in there too...

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf non-free contrib main

All the best Monti.

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#8 2021-09-04 21:39:34

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

You can check available packages using  https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/policy-query.html

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#9 2021-09-04 21:44:53

Monti
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Thank you GlennW!

When I do it like this I don't get any errors:

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf non-free contrib 
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf non-free contrib

Though, when executing:

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics

I get this result:

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firmware-amd-graphics
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,427 kB of archives.
After this operation, 31.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf/non-free amd64 firmware-amd-graphics all 20190114-2 [3,427 kB]
Fetched 3,427 kB in 0s (8,586 kB/s)         
Selecting previously unselected package firmware-amd-graphics.
(Reading database ... 184569 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../firmware-amd-graphics_20190114-2_all.deb ...
Unpacking firmware-amd-graphics (20190114-2) ...
Setting up firmware-amd-graphics (20190114-2) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.133+deb10u1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.19.0-17-amd64
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw for module r8169

Again thank you for your follow-ups guys. Really appreciate it.

Monti

Last edited by Monti (2021-09-04 21:45:42)

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#10 2021-09-04 22:14:12

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

r8169 is a realtek network chip of some type. If your network is ok you can disregard the error message.

That file is probably in one of the other firware packages. Or the system was too slow to load it in time for the message. IMHO

edit.
I have it (the module and header, not the firmware) here on my system

glenn@asus-r552jv:~$ locate r8169
/lib/modules/5.10.0-7-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko
/lib/modules/5.10.0-8-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko
/usr/src/linux-headers-5.10.0-8-amd64/include/config/r8169.h
glenn@asus-r552jv:~$ 

Last edited by GlennW (2021-09-04 22:16:42)

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#11 2021-09-04 22:27:14

GlennW
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

The firmware file is "firmware-realtek"

Info to read here, ref. https://packages.debian.org/buster/firmware-realtek

The package ...
Source: firmware-nonfree

I hope this helps.

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#12 2021-09-04 22:45:54

Monti
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE "Displays" settings max resolution not higher than 800x600

Thanks a lot all of you guys for all your input!

Issue solved after the firmware-amd-graphics installation. 1366x768 initialized automatically and shows up in KDE "Displays" settings.

Really appreciate it!

Monti

Edit:
And running smooth big_smile

Last edited by Monti (2021-09-04 23:01:00)

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