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Old 06-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
Rune
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Resolution Problems w/ SuSE 9.1 on Dell Inspiron 1100


I cannot for the life of me seem to be able to set my resolution correctly. I can't get it to recognize what my display is, and as a result I am left with a 640x480 resolution in a small center-of-screen box. Anybody know what I can do to fix this?

I'm somewhat of a Linux novice, so if you know what I can do, be as detailed as possible, please.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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Are you using XFree86? If so, you probably need to manually edit your XF86Config file. As a guess, I'd say that it sounds like there's something amiss there. (Probably in the Monitor Section, HorizSync and VertRefresh; in the Screen Section, display subsections.)
 
Old 06-30-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thumbs up i845 display

It might be easier to download the A29 bios patch from dell. It contains a fix for the memory allocation errors in the previous
ver and does not require a lot of working knowledge to install. It worked wonders on my dell 1100 (1024*728@24 bit color)
this suse 9.1 looks pretty good now. LOL
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:49 PM   #4
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Re: i845 display

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Originally posted by TennesseeTunell
It might be easier to download the A29 bios patch from dell. It contains a fix for the memory allocation errors in the previous
ver and does not require a lot of working knowledge to install. It worked wonders on my dell 1100 (1024*728@24 bit color)
this suse 9.1 looks pretty good now. LOL
i have the a30 bios. however, i only see a 800x600 screen. when i boot up to suse 9.1, it prompts me to set up monitor geometry w/ not reporting it's x and y size. any ideas? thanks. my inspiron 1100 worked perfectly w/ mandrake 10.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:29 PM   #5
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dell display

have you used yast under hardware> graphics cards and monitors to selected the dell 1024X laptop display, and reset the res 1024X768 that should fix your display. as per your geometry
the manual states 287mm x 216mm for a 14.1' and 306 x 230 for a 15' . hope it works LOL
 
Old 07-17-2004, 09:27 PM   #6
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Re: dell display

Quote:
Originally posted by TennesseeTunell
have you used yast under hardware> graphics cards and monitors to selected the dell 1024X laptop display, and reset the res 1024X768 that should fix your display. as per your geometry
the manual states 287mm x 216mm for a 14.1' and 306 x 230 for a 15' . hope it works LOL
maybe i'll try it some other time. went back to mdk 10...hehe.
 
  


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