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Old 06-02-2004, 02:25 AM   #1
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Question SUSE 9.1/Dell Laptop Monitor Geometry

I have just finished putting SUSE 9.1 on a Dell Latitude C540 and it runs pretty well.
Unfortunately I get the following message each time I log in:

Question - SUSE Hardware Tool
Your monitor didn't report its X- and Y-Size, this might cause display problems like unreadable fonts.
Do you want to configure your monitor geometry manually? YES/NO

I have configured the settings manually, but the message appears everytime. I have had a look around Dell and SUSE web sites but cannot find anything. Does anyone else see this with SUSE or has anyone corrected it?

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Old 06-02-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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I am not user of Dell, but I have encountered almost similar problems with SuSE 9.0. My resolution was to specify a monitor I was using (even if it was a wrong one, but with similar technical specification). I also removed from resolutions list all the resolutions I was not going to use.
Old 09-04-2004, 01:20 AM   #3
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same problem

I have a gateway system and its giving me the same error about the monitor not being configured right
how did you solve it
Old 09-06-2004, 02:43 AM   #4
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Sorry - I didn't solve it. The laptop seems to work fine in spite of the message.
Old 09-06-2004, 07:35 AM   #5
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I think how I got rid of the message was to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file and comment out the following lines.
Section "Monitor"
# Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
# DisplaySize 320 240

If it doesn't work you could always get a ruler out and measure your screen


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