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Old 07-31-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
greenaj
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Can't get 1440x900 resolution for LCD monitor.


I recently got an Envision widescreen LCD monitor. I can get 1440x990 resolution booting into Win XPPro, so the Video Adapter supports it. I can't select 1440x990 using SAX2 for an LCD monitor. I tried setting up a modeline in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, even leaving 1440x990 as the only option to on avail. The monitor always goes into 1280x1024.

I need help.

TIA
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:39 AM   #2
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Apparently your SuSE doesn't include a driver capable of that resolution. The Envision website has drivers for Mac and windoze, but not Linux.

You could try experimenting with other video drivers, but you risk losing graphics (not to mention frying the monitor) if you do that.

Then again, SaX has been known to choose the wrong video driver on occasion.

Try the vendor of the video adaptor, see if they have a driver.

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
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What IS your video card?

Also, post the relevant sections of xorg.conf
 
Old 07-31-2006, 02:09 AM   #4
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I *JUST* went through this same issue, and have resolved it. The key question, as pixellany asked, is what brand and model is your video card? The answer to your question relies on the answer to it.

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DC
 
Old 07-31-2006, 09:19 PM   #5
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I have an MSI 845GE Max mother board with on board video. It uses the Intel 845GE chipset. I ran into problems trying to get 1440x900 resolution with Win XP Pro, I could only get it ot work with XP pro after I downloaded updated drivers for the Intel 845GE chipset and installed them.

They do have a Linux version, I don't know if its tested for SUSE 10.1, but I downloaded a drivers in an RPM and a .gz format. I am trying to install from the .gz, but I need kernel source files. I'll see what happens once I get the kernel source and the drivers installed.
 
  


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