[plug] Monitor resolution changes on opening a console terminal

byron ester byronester at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 11:34:28 AWST 2017

Gnome Terminal and xterm work in columns and rows, not necessarily screen
That's why you can't find the setting for it in your config files.
1680 is the screen res. What you want to look for is the config setting for
the rows x columns.

For example 80x40.

I'm in windows atm, otherwise I'd have a poke and let you know where to

Best of luck

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Kevin Shackleton <krshackleton at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> I have a first world problem.  I updated my display from (2 of) 1680 *
> 1050 to (1 of) 4K.  All sweet.
> However, when I open a terminal, the screen switches to 1680 * 1050
> resolution, as though that's a setting in .bashrc or similar.
> I can't find a Google hit on this problem, and I can't rgrep any config
> file (such as .config/monitors.xml) in my home folders or in /etc
> containing "1680".  The system should not prefer this resolution any more.
> It's interesting that the resize occurs when opening either Gnome Terminal
> or xterm, suggesting it's not a config for one app.
> Any clues?
> Thanks,
> Kevin.
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