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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 ...
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.
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.
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?