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Screen strectched with update 18.10 Feb 4th


#1

Hello! I updated my Ubntu Budgie 18.10 laptop, with the siftware updater this morning. I have a weirdly stretched desktop (top bar, plank, et.al) so I assume something has gone on with the screen resolution? My default for this dell laptop is 1024x768 (4:3)

I tried to figure it out, but then gave up and reinstalled from scratch (already have backups) Clean install is always nice but once I ran through the updates, it restarted with the same issue, so I conclude it’s something on the Budgie/Ubuntu end? help? I can provide screen shots or info as requested.Screenshot%20from%202019-02-04%2009-48-05


#2

please can you add a photo with what your desktop looks like.


#3

right, only now that I’ve made a screen shot, the jpg looks correct, but I am staring at a weirdly stretched screen


#4

Can you take a photo of your entire screen with a camera and post it ?

As you say - the above picture looks just fine.


#5

okay, the log in screen looks the correct proportions (rebooted) but it’s still weirdly strected


#6

looks like your resolution is wrong - possible 800 wide.

Can you report back what the resolution says via xrandr and the xdpyinfo values as per these two answers:


#7

yup. side by side


#8

There was an update to the kernel a few hours ago (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux) - please can you boot with the older kernel listed in grub - advanced (press shift / press escape on reboot) to see if that makes a difference?


#9

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I’ll try to reboot and get back to you


#10

sorry press shift, then escape, or press them both at the same time?


#11

press and hold shift will display Grub. If that doesnt work, pressing the escape key should work.

You have to be quick - its just after the computer bios screen is displayed and just before the UB plymouth logo appears.


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#12

now it catches on the reboot, freezes. I’m going to hard boot it


#13

okay my options are for 4.18.0-14 or the 0-10 so I’m trying the .10 – hold on


#14

whoa! the screen looks like it ought to now - so is that a problem with the kernel?colonel-sanders-at-democratic-national-convention


#15

BTW thanks for talking me through that


#16

looks like it.

Please report the issue to launchpad to let the Canonical Developers know about the issue. They can advise further what to-do and hopefully will fix in a future kernel release

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In the report say which kernel version works … and obviously which kernel version doesnt work.


#17

done, reported it through launchpad to brian M at canonical


#18

I think I might consider using the LTS until end of April, how do I keep track if the kernel issue has been resolved? I love the feeling of being on the cutting edge-ish, but I also need stuff to work


#19

since you have filed the bug you will be automatically emailed when something changes on the report.


#20

oh cool Fossfreedom - thanks. I’ll keep an eye out for it in my email inbox