Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I recently installed Suse11.1_64 on a lenovo thinkpad W500.
This has a ATI Mobility FireGL 5700 (very much like a radeon HD3650)
After some fiddling I got the ATI driver to work on it, but now I can't get the dual screen to work as I want;
I can't get any resolution higher than 1024x768 on a second monitor.
The laptop screen always works fine in its 1920x1200 native resolution, but any second monitor I try has a maximum of 1024x768 !
I can get lower resolutions no problem, I can get it in clone mode, or as a separate X-screen or in Xinerama, but always with this low resolution (the monitor I tried with is 1920x1200)
In the catalyst control center I cannot do anything at all with the second monitor. In Sax2 I can set the monitor and resolution, but this is then ignored and it uses the 1024x768 anyway :-(
Tried fiddling with the xorg.conf according to several hints I found on the internet, but to no avail :-(
Anybody any ideas what is wrong here or what I might do to fix this ?
btw: In windows I can get the second monitor to do anything no problem...
Last edited by Mithrandir0; 08-19-2009 at 10:50 AM.