Non-free debian zoomed in!

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Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-23 19:45

Hello,

I have tried so many times to install Debian on my computer and had to install non-free Debian because I need the drivers to connect to WiFi. When I go into the new installation, everything is extremely zoomed in. The screen ratio fits the monitor but is probably 1000% zoomed in and really bad quality. I also have dual monitors. This is only a problem on Debian but ubuntu, kali, manjaro, and more works fine. I have done this multiple times with the same result on the different non-free Debian images. I have even tried a Debian based distro with same result. I have asked help on stack overflow only to be told to do xrandr stuff and nothing helped online. I need to know if anyone else has had the same problem or knows how to fix it. If anything I would like to know why this is caused on Debian and not any other distro, tried ubuntu, manjaro, kali, many more and no problem.

Thank you in advance.

monitor: LG FLATRON W2242P (I have dual monitors)
computer: DELL opitplex 780
screen ratio: 1680x1050 60hz
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-23 20:27

Dell OptiPlex 780 has several configurations.
Which video-card do you have?
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-23 20:42

The specks says "Graphics: AMD® Caicos".
I am using 2 graphics cards for both monitors.

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$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos PRO [Radeon HD 7450]
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos [Radeon HD 6450/7450/8450 / R5 230 OEM]


I think that is what they are.

Thanks.
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-23 22:02

I found a driver for my graphics card for Linux. here https://driversupdatecenter.net/drivers/?driver=AMD+Radeon+HD+7450+Graphics+Driver&p=28 and I get a file called AMD with no file type. Should I use this? and how?
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-24 03:51

Caicos should work with free/libre xserver-xorg-video-radeon package.
Maybe it needs (non-free) firmware-amd-graphics package, too.
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-24 17:40

ruwolf wrote:it needs (non-free) firmware-amd-graphics package, too.

^ This.
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-25 04:42

Hey,

I installed both of the packages and to effect after 2 reboots. Do I need to do anything else? What did I do wrong? it was a fresh install of debian
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-25 15:41

asd1234 wrote:Do I need to do anything else?

Install the CPU microcode as well.

asd1234 wrote:What did I do wrong?

I'm pretty sure you didn't search for a solution before posting, we have had *many* threads about graphics support and firmware.

I feel another [FAQ] coming on...
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-25 18:21

Sorry, I meant when I installed the drivers nothing happened and everything was still zoomed in. Are there other drivers I need?
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-25 22:15

asd1234 wrote:Sorry, I meant when I installed the drivers nothing happened and everything was still zoomed in. Are there other drivers I need?
Including CPU microcode?
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby sunrat » 2019-07-25 23:13

Please install a package called inxi and run
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inxi -G
and post the result here.
It's a very useful hardware info program and will tell us exactly which drivers and hardware are in use.


Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I feel another [FAQ] coming on...

You spelled that wrong. :mrgreen:
“ computer users can be divided into 2 categories:
Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-07-31 23:22

Cant connect to internet to download package. Im giving up and building a computer.
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby vbrummond » 2019-08-01 00:41

Giving up so quickly is an attitude that won't bode well with Linux.
Always on Debian Testing
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Re: Non-free debian zoomed in!

Postby asd1234 » 2019-08-04 03:04

Oh no. I have tried many MANY times. And I need a new computer anyways so if I get debian now it will be not used.
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