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Old 12-31-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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Resolution problems SuSE 9; Radeon 7000


Ok, I'm a super linux n00b so go easy on me.

I just installed SuSE 9 in a free partition on my box and I am having problems with the screen resolution. It's so low that I have to scroll to view the corners of my screen.. The resolution is however sat at 1280x1024 in the properties.

I have a radeon 7000 agp 4x 64mb card if that helps (which I'm sure it does) ..

I searched through the forum and even found lots of threads but they all talked in nix gibberish ...

Cheers,
Michael.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:09 AM   #2
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Have you tried changing it with yast?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:40 AM   #3
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Yup
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:12 AM   #4
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I would say, change it manually (if you think your up to the task)
Its in /etc/X11/XF86Config

the section "Screen" definnes the modes you use
you can switch between them with Ctrl + Alt + "-" or "+"
Just make sure the modes in the section screen are also in the section monitor

Its strange that Yast doesn't change it.

Make a backup of the file before changing it. Just post the file if you need any help.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:53 AM   #5
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Well it says that it is changed but I'm still stuck with something so very low (lower than 640x480 by far ) .... Like it's supposed to be on 1280x1024 like I said and the settings say this in yast but it doesn't seem to change when I reboot which is what I guessed you had to do because it said you had to reload the device or something before changes would come into effect.

I'll locate that file and see. Thanks so far.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:22 AM   #6
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w00t fixed the problem. Turns out it was actually 'broken' but it was the virtual resolution which me being a total n00b I've never come across this before as windows doesn't specifically have this feature.

I found the little icon that when you click you can select things and a help bubble will popup explaining it and clicked virtual res and I figured it out from there.

Thanks anyways, now I'm off to fiddle with suse.

Cheers,
Michael
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:08 AM   #7
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Ok, celebrated to early. I thought I had figured it out ...

This is what I do -

1. Open resolution settings - set to 1280x1024 (if not already)
2. Open virtual resolution settings - set to 1280x1024 to disable it.
3. Test it, all looks fine so I click save
4. I restart computer
5. I clench fists and shout obscenely at computer

It looks fine when you go to test but it never stays. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:08 AM   #8
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Don't know.
I only used Suse for about 5 weeks when I started with linux.
In the mean time, I've even forgot how my desktop looked like.

Last edited by Stanley56; 12-31-2003 at 06:11 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:08 AM   #9
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Oh, posted same time.. Read above .
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:11 AM   #10
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Never happend before
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:20 AM   #11
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Using Yast is as simple as using windows, so I don't really think you did anything wrong. There maybe another problem.

Does anyone ho uses Suse have an idea?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 07:04 AM   #12
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I had the same problem.... I have an an Nvidia Card.

Everything was OK with me until I changed my monitor from a generic Vesa to the exact monitor model that I have - Hitachi CM751.

I don't know what the virtual monitor thingy is, but I did try changing resolutions with Yast. When it went into the test mode..... I tried to reduce the resolution, but it would not 'take'.

Anyway, the final solution was to go back and pick the generic Vesa Monitor, and everything worked fine.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:17 AM   #13
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Ok, I'll try a generic monitor instead of the exact one.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:59 AM   #14
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w00t! Fixed it.

Turned out to be KDE which was the problem. Logged in as root changed the settings in KDE and then the x11 config file and then logged in as my user and set kde for that as well and presto.

Thanks anyways.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #15
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No prob
 
  


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