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Old 08-25-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
St_Mike777
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Question Blank space on screen in Suse 10.1 using KDE 3.5.1


I got a Compaq Armada M700 from my sister. The install of Suse 10.1 went fine, but when the login screen comes up there is a blank space in the middle of the screen. This blank space is white. The mouse and all windows will move through the blank space like it isn't even there. This bar only appears when I am running in the default login. If I run the fail safe login and then run SaX2 to adjust the video there is no blank space. I don't know if it is a problem with KDE or Suse.

Any suggestions would be apprectiated.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like a resolution issue. Since you can log in failsafe and run SaX2, try setting the default resolution to 1024x768 or lower. Then reboot. If that does not work, then please post the output of these commands so people will know what to do to help you.

Code:
 /sbin/lspci
Code:
 lsmod
Also the contents of this file:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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I tried to adjust the resolution but it did not fix the problem. I also tried to change the screen size but that had no affect. Here is th information you wanted:

Code:
sbin/lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E (rev 10)
00:09.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)

lsmod

usbhid                 39392  0
xt_pkttype              1792  3
ipt_LOG                 5632  8
xt_limit                2432  8
snd_pcm_oss            42752  0
snd_mixer_oss          16512  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi            8960  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6400  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                47216  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
edd                     8516  0
button                  6672  0
battery                 9476  0
ac                      4996  0
ip6t_REJECT             4992  3
xt_tcpudp               3072  3
ipt_REJECT              5120  3
xt_state                2048  12
iptable_mangle          2688  0
iptable_nat             7684  0
ip_nat                 15660  1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter          2816  1
ip6table_mangle         2304  0
ip_conntrack           47916  3 xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink               6168  2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
ip_tables              11080  3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter         2688  1
ip6_tables             12360  2 ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables               11908  10 xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tables
ipv6                  215808  13 ip6t_REJECT
apparmor               47004  0
aamatch_pcre           13440  1 apparmor
loop                   14728  0
sg                     31004  0
sd_mod                 16144  0
dm_mod                 52584  0
usb_storage            70208  0
scsi_mod              122120  3 sg,sd_mod,usb_storage
pcmcia                 34492  0
firmware_class          9856  1 pcmcia
shpchp                 39488  0
pci_hotplug            24372  1 shpchp
snd_es1968             27168  1
gameport               13960  1 snd_es1968
snd_ac97_codec         82848  1 snd_es1968
snd_ac97_bus            2176  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                80136  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              20868  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          9608  2 snd_es1968,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         6912  1 snd_es1968
snd_rawmidi            23552  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          7948  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    51076  13 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               8672  1 snd
intel_agp              21020  1
agpgart                28976  1 intel_agp
yenta_socket           23692  2
rsrc_nonstatic         12416  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            37008  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
uhci_hcd               27280  0
usbcore               109700  4 usbhid,usb_storage,uhci_hcd
i2c_piix4               8208  0
i2c_core               19728  1 i2c_piix4
ide_cd                 35488  0
cdrom                  32416  1 ide_cd
parport_pc             34916  1
lp                     10948  0
parport                32200  2 parport_pc,lp
reiserfs              210944  2
fan                     4612  0
thermal                13448  0
processor              22592  1 thermal
piix                    9092  0 [permanent]
ide_disk               15104  4
ide_core              116540  4 usb_storage,ide_cd,piix,ide_disk

xorg.conf

# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2006-08-26T15:11:56-0400.
#
# Version: 7.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
  FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
  InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load         "freetype"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "kbd"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "us"
  Option       "XkbModel" "pc104"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Buttons" "5"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
  DisplaySize  284 213
  HorizSync    28-60
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "1024X768@60HZ"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "--> LCD"
  VertRefresh  50-60
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  Modeline      "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
  Modeline      "1024x600" 47.26 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 621
  Modeline      "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
  Modeline      "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
  Modeline      "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection


Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 16
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
  BoardName    "3D Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2x"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "ati"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Screen       0
  VendorName   "ATI"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  Option       "Clone" "off"
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Screen       "Screen[0]"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode       0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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I am having the same issue. I have tried changing the resolution settings and re-installing SuSe, was this issue resolved? Where's the fix?
 
  


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