Intel video display resolution issue

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Intel video display resolution issue

Postby fguy » 2019-10-21 13:17

Greetings

I have a Dell Inspiron 5584 laptop with an Intel Graphics 620 video card. I'm running Debian 10.1

The problem is the default screen resolution is way too high for me. When I lower the screen resolution in Control Center, the width of the display shrinks so that there is a large black border on either side.

I have been trying without success to find a way to expand the display to fit the screen. My question, is there a setting in The o/s, or a package to download, which will let me adjust the display dimensions?

Thanks
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Re: Intel video display resolution issue

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-21 17:16

That GPU requires non-free firmware in firmware-misc-nonfree to function correctly, AFAIK.

It's not installed in the default DFSG-type Debian...do you have it?
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Re: Intel video display resolution issue

Postby fguy » 2019-10-22 04:26

I built my installer from the file debian-live-10.1.0-amd64-mate+nonfree.iso available here https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/, if that tells you anything.
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Re: Intel video display resolution issue

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-22 16:53

Please post the requested output. Probably best to install the non-free firmware metapackage (if you don't already have it) because your CPU needs µcode as well.
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