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Old 03-03-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
Kuki
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Resolution does not change


Hello

I am really newbie at Linux, I installed Suse 9.0 in my computer and everything is being really smoothly, until I tried to change the resolution of the screen.
I tried to use SaX2 to change it, I went to "Geometry", I try to change the size and each time I try to make it bigger, it just restart my session. It just reload KDE or what ever Desktop env I have but there is no change on the resolution.

I have a resolution of 640x480 @ 60, I can't see all the windows completely and its kind of annoying,

My video card is embeeded and is a PCI Chips and Technologies 69030.

I tried using X86config but I have the same result. I input the correct values for my monitor frequencies and I selected the correct Chips and technologies video card, reboot the computer and go to Yast and try to change Geometry, my computer just logme out and restart the session. Please any help, I feel kind of frustated

Thanks
 
Old 03-03-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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try changing the resolution manually

get into a virtual termainal "ctrl" + "alt" + "F1" and "ctrl" + "alt" + "F7" to return to XServer


type

vi /etc/X11/Xf86config

you will see something like this in the file

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LG StudioWorks 74m"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 50.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 90.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection




Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection


change the settings to your desired mode make sure the vertical and horizontal refresh rater are correct for your monitor.

if you do not know how to use VI type

man vi

or use another text editor like pico or something

-JAX8
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
Kuki
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Thanks for your reply

I tried that, and still does not work,

It seems that the CT69030 is not the same as 69030 which is the video card I have.

I found a website with a driver for this video card, It is just a c file and seems like I will need to re-compile the kernel to make it work,

I haven't done this before, Do you have any good tutorial or any explanaiton that can help me,

Thanks
 
  


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