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Screen strectched with update 18.10 Feb 4th


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


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


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


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

As you say - the above picture looks just fine.


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


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:


yup. side by side


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?



I’ll try to reboot and get back to you


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


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.

Laptop display suddenly has borders and left panel launcher not working

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


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


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


BTW thanks for talking me through that


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.


done, reported it through launchpad to brian M at canonical


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


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


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