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Well, today I got SUSE running on my laptop as a dual boot. If I try to change the resoultion of the screen, I get my monitor divided in half, and a huge square as a cursor. Any ideas? The default size of Linux is cartoon like, and I cannot stand it.
This computer has an ATI 9000 video, so I should be able to bump the resolution up to a nice viewable size.
You might try the following command and see if SuSE auto-detects your display hardware any better the second time:
1. Log in as "root", from a text-only console:
You should be able to do this from a pull-down menu on the graphical console logon.
You can also do this by typing <Ctl-Alt-F1>.
2. Make sure X Windows is OFF:
As "root", type "rcxdm stop" or "init 3"
3. Re-detect your display hardware:
As "root", type "sax2 -ra"
4. Reboot (or run "rcxdm restart") and see if things have improved.
You might also want to consider downloading and installing the Linux drivers from ATI's web site. Be sure to download the "full package", which includes both the drivers, as well as ATI's GUI-based install utility.
I tried that, I got an error invalid runlevel, switch to runlevel 3 first. So I downloaded the installer and ATI linux drivers on another computer, and burned it to a cd. I think I installed it, the screen is very distorted, and half of each box is unreadable. I saw something about 'install with Yast', I think I did that, I am not sure since I cannot read all the options on the screen.
Now when I reboot, I boot into a cli mode, unsure how to get to the GUI.