On my LG GRAM 16, in KDE, the standard resolution is 2560x1600, and I’m using scaling 175%.
I wanted to try a lower resolution, but I’ve just realized that that’s the only resolution available in the “Displays” setting!
This is also the output of xrandr:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2560 x 1600, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 2560x1600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 220mm
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I have the same problem in GNOME… but I tried to start GNOME with Wayland instead of X11 and surprise: I have all the resolutions available both in the settings and in xrandr:
Screen 0: minimum 16 x 16, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 32767 x 32767
XWAYLAND0 connected primary 1920x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 220mm
I haven’t experienced this problem in Kubuntu or Manjaro… is there anything specific from EndeavourOS (I’ve been using this distribution for only a few weeks now).
besides the different X.Org version, I see that Kubuntu has driver: loaded: modesetting, while EndeavourOS has driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting. So is this a driver problem? Maybe that’s related to this Troubles with screenshots - #3 by lorebett that is xf86-video-intel? Is there a way to force modesetting instead of intel?
I’ve been looking around and it seems that supposedly Linux does not take the scaling into account for the --left-of option. Maybe using xrandr you can set it up. Not sure if this will work on KDE.
The second one looks good to me as these are just images and i can’t really tell what it actually looks like on your screen at the resolution and settings you are using and it’s not the same monitor and settings that i would have. So i can’t really judge it. I like smaller size or more compressed than most people.
So I tried removing also xf68-video-intel, and, as expected, the result is the same…
I was using 175% scaling with 2560x1600 and KDE seems to be the only one to handle this. Everything under 175% with this resolution just hurts my eyes However, this seems to work seamlessly only in Kubuntu. In EndeavourOS, to use this, I should really use xf68-video-intel, otherwise, I have the ugly widgets…
I now tried to change the resolution to 1920x1200 and 150% scaling factor. Everything looks nice (like it used to be with xf68-video-intel).
Of course, everything is more blurred… but for the time being, I’ll stick with that.
I’m still taking some time to understand whether it’s better to go back to Kubuntu (where, as I said, modesetting is used and everything still looks nice even with 175% scaling with 2560x1600). I can’t test it right now, but I’m pretty sure I remember this used to work in Manjaro as well…
You should go with your priorities. If your priority is what pleases your eyes and you cannot get this result in EnOS, it’s really good decision to go to another distro.
Although… FWIW Archlinux/EnOS provide newer driver releases than Ubuntu-based systems.
It might just be that your system needs some configuration that is specific to your specific hardware and personal preference. Archwiki has several such potential settings/configuration that might “fix” your display’s appearance to your needs. Most of the advice is presented with “IFs”, which suggests that not every system requires one or any of them. When trying to find a best setting, you have to try some of those advices. They seem easy to apply, with very good and detailed instructions.
I suggest you do that and if you find it difficult, just ask here for some help.
remove the xf68-video-intel package and remove any Xorg file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/*.conf (except for keyboard layout). Test.
add i915 intel_agp in the MODULES array in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, recreate kernel images (sudo mkinitcpio -P) and reboot to test
take each wiki advice one by one, apply, test
and so on…
Have you tried lts kernel? Just wondering. Could also be newer plasma and fractional scaling, could try 200% instead and use smaller fonts. I also run an Intel Xe iris, but xfce and resolution can be changed and nothing scales oddly. But ran into problems with newer kernel a while ago while lts was ok.
200% might be OK, but some applications do not work correctly (mainly, Eclipse, which I use everyday).
I’ll also try the lts kernel, even because I’m pretty sure that when I installed EndeavourOS I was using 5.15 while now the latest one is 5.16. I’m also pretty sure that resolutions could be changed when I installed EndeavourOS and xf86-video-intel was already there by default