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My monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050. I can switch to another resolution with

xrandr -s 1280x960

and then switch back with

xrandr -s 1680x1050

without a problem.

However, if I run XCOM: Enemy Unknown with wine, it switches the resolution to 1280x960, and then when I exit, it never resets the resolution back. If I then try to use the same xrandr -s 1680x1050 command, I get:

Size 1680x1050 not found in available modes

In order to get back my native resolution, I need to use nvidia-settings. (After switching back, xrandr starts working again.) Any idea how to get xrandr to work in this situation?

Or, even better, how can I get wine to stop dumping me in 1280x960 mode?


  • Xubuntu 12.10
  • Xfce 4.10, compositing disabled
  • Nvidia Geforce GT 240, driver 304.88
  • wine 1.5.30

xrandr reports

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 270mm
   1680x1050      60.0*+
   1280x1024      75.0     60.0  
   1280x960       60.0  
   1152x864       75.0  
   1024x768       75.0     70.1     60.0  
   800x600        75.0     72.2     60.3     56.2  
   640x480        75.0     72.8     59.9  
   640x400        70.1  
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Edit: If I use xrandr --verbose after exiting the game, I note that I can change to any resolution / refresh rate that has +HSync but not any that has -HSync (which is what my 1680x1050 hash).

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This is not a proper solution, but a workaround is to change resolutions manually with xrandr -s 1280x960 before starting the game. This makes the xrandr -s 1680x1050 command work after the game exits.

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