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Old 08-11-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Changing Monitors in SUSE 10.1


Hey there all you linux gurus. I have a question. I installed SUSE Linux 10.1 at school with the aid of my teacher on a monitor that I only use at school. My question is how do I change my monitor back to the one I have at home? The monitor at my house is a Dell E173FP and I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 video card. I would like to do it within the GUI of SUSE in the Monitor and Graphics Card option in the Hardware section of YAST. A quick response would be appreciated. And in case you are wondering I lost the information that came with my monitor and I don't know where to find the info on the web.

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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You can do it through sax2.
You monitor is on of the selections under Dell.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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i'll try that, but what exactly do i need to know before i do it? It didn't work. Every time I try to run sax2 it says there is no X-Server running and it will start it's own server if needed and then it just sits there until you press ctrl+z.

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Old 08-12-2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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And in case you are wondering I lost the information that came with my monitor and I don't know where to find the info on the web.
Er, second hit on google: http://sirexonline.co.uk/product_inf...roducts_id=220

If yast/sax doesn't work, then edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually and enter the correct parameters, which you can find on that link (the maximum values are the important ones i.e. 80K horiz, 75Hz vert, the lower bounds are less important, 35 and 50 respectively are common values, X will probe the correct values anyway once you get it going, and you can grab them from the log file).

edit: OK, that might have been a bit vague for a noob, here's my monitor section as an example:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "tl795"
        VendorName      "Relisys"
        ModelName       "Relisys TL795"
        HorizSync       24-80
        VertRefresh     49-75
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection
Just diddle with your HorizSync and VertRefresh, and ensure that you have 1280x1024 as your default res in the Screen section, e.g.:

Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "tl795"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
and that should do it.

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Old 08-13-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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When sax2 "just sits there", does pressing [CTRL][ALT][BACKSPACE] bring it back.
Is your video card dual head, or do youalso have also on board video. It may be starting up on the wrong display.
Check out the output of "sax2 --help. Maybe setting the card to use and the -n option from the command line might help.

Also, try changing the device to "vesa". It's pretty generic, and if x windows will start with it, you can first concentrate on getting the monitor settings correct and then work on the device.

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