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When I installed SuSE 10.2, sax insists that I have only VESA graphics, and only in 800x600. I have Intel 946gz express chipset, which supports considerably higher than that. Did a search and found that it needed the Intel i810 driver. Sax will not let me change to that (or anything other than VESA - frambuffer).
I ran xconfig and manually set up the video to use the i810, and it seems to work perfectly. Sax still says that I'm using VESA, but the xorg.conf must override what Sax thinks.
The only real error I get is when I try to switch to a console or start another session. I loose the video at that point. The display will start flashing, usually light blue or white. I do not get the video back even if I switch back to the origional screen. There are no other errors with the video that I know of, and everything else seems to be working. KDE looks great, and no problem switching for one desktop to another. I can view pictures and movies just fine, just can't go to another session or to a console. (XTerm works just fine, by console I'm refering to the ctrl-alt-F1-6)
The Sync and Refresh values are supported by the display I have - a ViewSonic VP920b. The specs of the computer are in my sig. The computer is current on updates. I dual boot between 32bit and 64bit, both SuSE 10.2, and the problem is the same with both.
It seems that the real problem is getting Sax in sync with what's in the xorg.conf file.
# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"