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Re: ARandR problems: Bug or opderator?




On 06/17/2017 03:02 PM, Curt wrote:
On 2017-06-17, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm using Debian Testing on a Lenovo T510 Thinkpad whose screen is too
small and is in the "short and wide" category.
I prefer my 17" diagonal external with a nominal 4:3 aspect ratio.

I am using ARandR Screen Layout Editor 0.1.9.
It reports:
   laptop as        1366 x 768  and normal orientation
   vga monitor as   1280 x 1024 and normal orientation

With those settings it _can_ and *FREQUENTLY* does display what
I want.
Generally it chooses not to :/

Frequently does but generally doesn't does not compute.


I'll stand by my summary statement as being literally true.

I'll rephrase it.

With those settings it _can_ display what I want.
[see procedure you snipped]
It FREQUENTLY it does display what I want.
[I had listed some.]
Generally it chooses not to :/
[More than 50% of the time it does not.]

This morning started off "worse" than usual.
However I've a gut feeling that I've wandered into at least a partial explanation. I suspect some variable is "path dependent" rather than "state dependent". I'll have to work out a test procedure to verity.