[CentOS] 1600x900 not available

Wed Jan 10 17:43:09 UTC 2018
Scott Robbins <scottro11 at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 08:43:08AM -0600, Sean Smith wrote:
> My laptop is a Dell XPS-13 running CentOS 7.  It has a 13" 1920x1080
> screen and it's a bit difficult for my mid-40s eyesight.  Fedora and
> Debian, on this laptop, give me the option of choosing 1600x900 which is
> much easier for me to read but CentOS doesn't show this resolution as
> available.
> I followed the steps I found in a post on stackexchange using xrandr,
> substituting 1600x900 where applicable and it worked but, once I
> rebooted, it went back to 1920x1080 with no 1600x900 option in
> settings-display.

You can put the xrandr command in your .xinitrc if you boot into text mode.
I'm sure there's a place to put it for booting into GUI mode as well,
though I'm not sure of the location.

You can also play around with .Xdefaults--sometimes, setting dpi can help.
For example, my yoga2 has, in .Xdefaults


Which increases font size.  

Scott Robbins
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