Desktop monitor resolution and refresh rate (2013) -- SOLVED
I just installed OpenMandriva 2013 with Mandriva 2010.2 on a dual-boot (that one I was using for quite some time). Unlike the 2010.2 version, I had no opportunity to select a graphic server, monitor, exc. during the OS install process, but yes afterwards could change it.Something broke my KDE or KDM
The issue seems to be that despite what I set for Graphic card, monitor, resolution, and refresh rate under system configuration, the desktop setting WILL NOT even show a resolution of more then 1024x768 @ 60Hz. (This is a fairly old machine that also has composite video out to TV built in, and before HD was the TV standard)
System settings for the graphic server are:
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier
Monitor: Generic 1600x1200 @ 70Hz
Resolution: 1280x1024 24bpp
and the checked options:
Enable Translucency (composite extension
Use hardware accelerated Mouse pointer
Automatically start graphic interface (Xorg) upon booting
So what else has to be changed in OpenMandriva 2013 to actually get that screen resolution and monitor refresh rate?
After a successful installation of OMV 2014 RC1 yesterday, I had a bad experience today. After updating the system (via CLI, with "# urpmi --auto-update"), and after trying to customize KDE changing theme, splash screen, etc, I'm not able to log into KDE anymore. The OpenMandriva KDM screen appears, with all the defined users, but after entering the password the system goes back to the KDM screen.
I was able to log via console, install LXDE from there, and after the reboot I have the possibility of log into LXDE instead of KDE. Well, I CAN log into LXDE (I'm writing from there now), but if I select KDE4 again, the same problem appears: entering the password doesn't allow to log in KDE and the KDM screen goes back.
As this happens with all the users of my system, I believe that there is some kind of problem with KDE. The same splash screen allows me to log into LXDE, and I can log into the system with my password in console, in LXDE and in Openbox too, so it's not a problem with the password.
Any idea? What should I try to change?
I still not fill a bug because I don't know what are all the changes I did before the problem appear.
- I change the KDM theme (from OpenMandriva to Ariya) and the problem still exist.
- I erase my ~/.kde4 directory and the problem still exist (just for confirmation - as the problem ocurrs with all the users, I really doubt that .kde4 directory was the guilty)
To me, there is a problem with KDE, but I cannot say what caused that, if it was the update or if it was some customization I touched.
- KDM theme: OpenMandriva
- Splash screen: OpenMandriva
- System settings style: Oxygen
- Icons theme: ROSA
- Windows decorations: OpenMandriva
- Desktop theme: Air
- Desktop effects - Compositing type: XRender
# urpmf systemsettings | grep /usr/bin/systemsettings
# rpm -qa kdebase4-workspace
I used systemsettings to customize KDE.