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#1 2016-01-22 15:09:10

Lcoff
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Screen Resolution Lost After Turning Display Off

I am using a 48" Samsung HDTV as a monitor using a resolution of 3840x2160 at 60hz.  This is the only display that I am using and it is connected to an Nvidia GTX 970 using HDMI.  This works great until I turn the display off.  When I turn it back on I get a black screen.

I have tried many suggestions including the section on using X with a TV as the only display: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NV … vidia.conf, adding my EDID to the 20-nvidia.conf file, and various other options.

If I ctrl-alt-F6 and then ctrl-alt-F7 I can get back to my desktop at the correct resolution.

If I lower my resolution to 1920x1080 I can turn display off and back on again and everything works as it should.  Seems as though it is simply not remembering my chosen resolution.  Any ideas?

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#2 2016-01-23 06:00:10

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Re: Screen Resolution Lost After Turning Display Off

Possibly related: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=207867 (Note: there is no solution to that thread either).

Moving to "Kernel and Hardware".

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#3 2016-02-18 15:28:04

Lcoff
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Re: Screen Resolution Lost After Turning Display Off

I have found that using a resolution of 3840x2160 @ 30hz the display resumes just fine.  In fact, any other resolution works correctly.  It is only at 3840x2160 @ 60hz that this issue occurs.

I tried using a high end hdmi cable.  This caused no change.  I also bought a MDK device from monitordetectkiller.com that is supposed to prevent the graphics card from realizing that the monitor has been turned off.  This also did not change anything.

Using the ctrl-alt-F6 / ctrl-alt-F7 method seems to reopen the display at 1920x1080 and then changes it to 3840x2160.  Is there a way to make the xserver open the display at 1920x1080 when it detects it and then automatically switch it to 3840x2160?

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