[plug] Monitor resolution changes on opening a console terminal

Kevin Shackleton krshackleton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 11:46:44 AWST 2017

Hi Byron,

Thanks for your response.

That's the gist of 99% of Google hits too, but it's not my problem.  When I
open a terminal, the monitor changes to 1680x1050 and the 80x25 console
window is a (relatively large) item on the monitor.  The monitor should
stay at 4k resolution and show a little console window somewhere onscreen.
Where is the setting that needlessly and unwantedly changes the monitor
resolution?  Is it perhaps a named resolution, that I can't grep '1680'?



On 8 Sep. 2017 11:34, "byron ester" <byronester at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gnome Terminal and xterm work in columns and rows, not necessarily screen
> resolution.
> 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
> look.
> cya
> Best of luck
> Byron
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Kevin Shackleton <krshackleton at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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