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Old 12-12-2003, 09:15 AM   #1
no_leaf_clover
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SAX2 Garbles my screen


After succesfully installing SuSE 9.0 Pro on my Desktop (very nice it is too) I decided to give it a crack on my Laptop

Acer 1355LC
VIA VT7205 Graphics Chip
VIA VT 8235 ISA/PCI bridge

(Anything else you may need to know?)

Well it all loaded okay, booting works fine into it and windows, didn't like me walking with the laptop whilst trying to install but hey. I can get into KDE, I can look at the SuSE plugger to take a look at the hardware, but it doesn't actually display my monitor in there, okay no problem... the problem is when I try and run Sax2 to configure anything. The screen goes blank then comes back garbled like the refresh rates are all screwed, the only thing is it's a 15" TFT built into the laptop so I have no documentation to tell me what the correct settings should be, I can configure XF86Config manually but twould be nice to get this working... any ideas anyone?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 10:34 AM   #2
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you can start sax2 from the root prompt, with either sax2 -l or sax2 -V 0:1024x768@70, choose lcd 1024x768@70 then select finalize it will launch an app to allow you to fine tune things before it writes the xf86config.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, however I tried both ways and the image still garbles... O_o any idea why?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 11:26 AM   #4
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If I don't load the GUI and try it, I get an error message that says
"SaX: ups lost card during probing... abort"...
 
Old 12-12-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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I know that this doesn't fix your problem, but once you get it working - don't use sax. It honestly has caused many people a lot of problems, myself included. Too buggy.
 
  


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