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[Bug 1512606] Re: Display size incorreectly detected (assuming 96x96 DPI)



** Bug watch added: freedesktop.org Bugzilla #23705

** Changed in: xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Won't Fix

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  Display size incorreectly detected (assuming 96x96 DPI)

Status in xserver-xorg-video-intel package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  I am running 14.10 on Lenovo Yoga 12 with 280x160mm panel with
  1920x1080 resolution, which translates to 174x171 DPI by trivial
  calculation. The panel size is correctly reported by edid:

  $ get-edid | parse-edid
  This is read-edid version 3.0.2. Prepare for some fun.
  Attempting to use i2c interface
  No EDID on bus 0
  No EDID on bus 1
  No EDID on bus 2
  No EDID on bus 3
  No EDID on bus 5
  1 potential busses found: 4
  256-byte EDID successfully retrieved from i2c bus 4
  Looks like i2c was successful. Have a good day.
  Checksum Correct

  Section "Monitor"
  	Identifier ""
  	ModelName ""
  	VendorName "LGD"
  	# Monitor Manufactured week 0 of 2013
  	# EDID version 1.4
  	# Digital Display
  	DisplaySize 280 160
  	Gamma 2.20
  	Option "DPMS" "false"
  	Modeline 	"Mode 0" 138.46 1920 1968 2000 2106 1080 1083 1088 1095 +hsync -vsync 

  The XServer thinks something different:

  $ xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
  screen #0:
    dimensions:    1920x1080 pixels (508x285 millimeters)
    resolution:    96x96 dots per inch

  where the physical size is garbage. The driver sets DPI to 96 despite
  having correct data, and there seems to be no straightforward way to
  force a different DPI (see e.g. [1]). The internet is full of various
  workarounds for HiDPI displays, which include setting text-scaling-
  factor in dconf (gnome-only) , layout.css.devPixelsPerPt (mozilla
  products), scaling-factor (integer values only?), all of the toolkit-
  or program-specific. They have all of them some gotchas (such as
  terribly-looking interface, different scaling of some text, ugly icons

  I am willing to help debugging the driver, since Ubuntu should have a
  way to behave well out-of-box on HiDPI configurations. If the driver
  reports the right DPI, I assume many of those issue would disappear.

  [1] https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/39272/how-to-configure-

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
   [  OK  ] Started Modem Manager.
   [  OK  ] Started Detect the available GPUs and deal with any system changes.
            Starting Light Display Manager...
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
  CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Nov  3 08:54:40 2015
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: wily
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
   Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics [8086:1616] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:503e]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-31 (63 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
  MachineType: LENOVO 20DLCTO1WW
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-16-generic root=UUID=f5cdca16-e2f9-4b9e-b12c-65011c787ea7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-intel
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 06/05/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: JEET66WW (1.15 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 20DLCTO1WW
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: SDK0K11826 WIN
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: None
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrJEET66WW(1.15):bd06/05/2015:svnLENOVO:pn20DLCTO1WW:pvrThinkPadS1Yoga12:rvnLENOVO:rn20DLCTO1WW:rvrSDK0K11826WIN:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNone:
  dmi.product.name: 20DLCTO1WW
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad S1 Yoga 12
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.64-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.5.0+git20150819-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu3
  xserver.bootTime: Mon Nov  2 08:12:10 2015
  xserver.configfile: default
   Wacom ISDv4 EC Pen stylus: Invalid type 'cursor' for this device.
   Wacom ISDv4 EC Pen stylus: Invalid type 'touch' for this device.
   Wacom ISDv4 EC Pen stylus: Invalid type 'pad' for this device.
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
   product id                                1079 
   vendor                                     LGD
  xserver.version: 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9

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