Macbook pro graphic problem

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Mac Edition

hello everyone. my graphic only show 2880x1800 and doesn’t support any other resolution.i do tones of stuffs but nothing work!!
when i maximize my windows the (close,maximize,minimize) bottums become small. my fonts are small but my titles are big. its f*#king wired.what can i do? its really bothering me

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CPU: quad core Intel Core i7-4870HQ (-MT MCP-)
speed/min/max: 1161/800/3700 MHz Kernel: 6.7.4-zen1-1-zen x86_64 Up: 1h 26m
Mem: 5.79/15.53 GiB (37.3%) Storage: 465.92 GiB (10.6% used) Procs: 289
Shell: fish inxi: 3.3.33

Kernel: 6.7.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=6f26dbec-0a54-499a-9e48-320bad635cf9 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=91a5c7e0-cc3e-4eb8-8d9a-4a39cdcd56fb loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro11,3 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663 v: MacBookPro11,3
serial: <superuser required> uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple
v: 429. date: 12/02/2020
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 48.1 Wh (57.3%) condition: 84.0/95.4 Wh (88.0%)
volts: 10.7 min: 11.3 model: SMP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: discharging cycles: 149
Info: model: Intel Core i7-4870HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell
gen: core 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm
family: 6 model-id: 0x46 (70) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x1C
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2025 high: 2780 min/max: 800/3700 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2542 2: 800 3: 2780
4: 1800 5: 2495 6: 2495 7: 800 8: 2494 bogomips: 39908
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 750M Mac Edition] vendor: Apple
driver: nvidia v: 390.157 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free:
series: 470.xx+ status: legacy-active (EOL~2024-09-xx) arch: Kepler
code: GKxxx process: TSMC 28nm built: 2012-2018 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0fe9
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2880x1800 s-dpi: 221 s-size: 331x211mm (13.03x8.31")
s-diag: 393mm (15.45")
Monitor-1: Unknown-1 mapped: DP-2 res: 2880x1800 hz: 60 dpi: 221
size: 331x207mm (13.03x8.15") modes: 2880x1800
API: EGL v: 1.5 platforms: gbm: drv: kms_swrast wayland: egl: N/A drv: N/A
API: OpenGL v: 4.5 compat-v: 4.6.0 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 390.157
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: GeForce GT 750M/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 1.95 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.276 layers: 3 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
name: GeForce GT 750M driver: N/A device-ID: 10de:0fe9 surfaces: xcb,xlib
device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits)
driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.3.5-arch1.1 (LLVM 16.0.6)
device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e1b class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Broadcom 720p FaceTime HD Camera driver: N/A pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1570 class-ID: 0480
API: ALSA v: k6.7.4-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Apple driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43a0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Device-1: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-8.3:6
chip-ID: 05ac:8289 class-ID: fe01
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0
lmp-v: 6 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c010c
Local Storage: total: 465.92 GiB used: 54.05 GiB (11.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Apple model: SSD SM0512F
size: 465.92 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: JA1Q scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 49.8 GiB size: 49.8 GiB (100.00%) used: 42.13 GiB (84.6%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1000 MiB size: 93.84 GiB (9609.05%)
used: 3.2 MiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-3: /home raw-size: 29.3 GiB size: 29.3 GiB (100.00%)
used: 11.92 GiB (40.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 49.8 GiB size: 49.8 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.13 GiB (84.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 49.8 GiB size: 49.8 GiB (100.00%)
used: 42.13 GiB (84.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.53 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 13.92 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
System Temperatures: cpu: 87.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 73 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.53 GiB used: 3.25 GiB (20.9%)
Processes: 281 Power: uptime: 1m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 6.18 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1599 libs: 422 tools: octopi,paru,yay
Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: Bash v: 5.2.26
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
System install date:     2023-06-24
Last full system update: 2024-02-16
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper(custom) NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:            vmware.service

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Have you tried changing resolution with nvidia-settings?
Additionally, it seems that your GPU is supported by the 470xx driver series

You might give it a try, but you’ll have to carefully remove the 390 drivers first.

yes. i try. but generally its not just about resolution. the font and sizes different in fullscreen and normal. the icons, texts,nothing is normal.

The resolution might be a known issue for your model.
Checking in the Arch wiki,x#Graphics
There are instructions for your model, but a link provided in that Arch wiki article

although old and for Ubuntu, at the end says:

Only the native resolution (2880x1800) is available, which means the text is rather small

And the other issues might be related to this.


Check if xft.dpi=120 or 144 is set in ~/.Xresources. If not exist, use Kate.


If nothing else works, you could try section 5.4.1 or 5.4.2 in the Arch wiki article.
I just noticed that your model has also an Intel iGPU, although disabled by default, that you could try to activate as suggested.


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