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Old 10-27-2006, 05:52 AM   #1
growtea
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SuSE LINUX 7.0 re-install does not recognize 'new' LCD monitor.


SuSE LINUX 7.0 re-install, now does not recognize my 'new'LCD monitor, with nVIDIA TI4200 VTD8X AGP
Video Card on XFree 4.0 . . . need a 1280 X 1024
resolution., only goes to 640 X 480.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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My first thought is that Suse 7 is ancient by linux standards. Suse 10.1 or so is what is currently out, so you are at least 3 generations behind. Xfree has also been dropped by all the major distributions, and replaced with Xorg. Your video card is about 4 years old, but that isn't a problem, I just don't know what is older, Suse 7 or the card. I'm guessing Suse 7 is older, and that could be what the problem is, it doesn't recognize the card.

If you can't upgrade to the newest Suse (by far the best solution), you could try installing the nvidia drivers. That may correct the graphics. The monitor actually has little to do with it. Graphics issues are primarily with the video card.

Peace,
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
growtea
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Thank you Jim Bass . . . I knew SuSE v10 was the logical/rational answer.Been more & more frustrated/angry with M$ windows. My SuSE v7 is running on an old 'box' of mine. Determined to get up & going in LINUX. Unfortunately I cannot bail on Micro$loth,as I spend 4 to 6 hrs/day in it,in my vocation
with,BIZ Email and my graphic arts apps., The LINUX 'learning curve,for this ol' boot is intimidating, but I'm determined.
Happy trails,
~growtea~
Jim Grotte
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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Well, There is no problem running linux on an old box. Linux has email programs, many graphics programs, and I would expect whatever you are doing for business probably has linux apps as well.

In any case, a further problem is that no software is being written for Suse 7, so you won't be able to easily install all the programs out there.

You are smart to put linux on a seperate box for your early learning. Dual booting isn't too hard, but having a dedicated unimportant box gives you the freedom to try whatever you want, and if it gets screwed up, no problem.

Rebuild with a more modern linux, and the graphics problem will be solved. You can also install the nvidia drivers to get accelerated graphics. Check out the email and whatever else you need, in a short while, you'll feel just as comfortable in linux as you do in windows.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 10-27-2006, 11:50 PM   #5
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Gracias Mr. Bass . . . I've probably only spent 75 to 100 hrs in SuSE LINUX in the th' last 6 yrs since I got and installed it. Now, after beta testing M$'s new Vista RC2, and seeing all the fluff,dogs & ponies along with most of its tools, controls & apps.now hidden, or eliminated; I see where "they" and, thus "we" are headed. I Don't wanna go there. I use EZ-Swap HDDs on all 3 of my boxes, in WIN98se, NT 4.0, WIN2K Pro, XP-Pro, & LINUX. All with Norton Ghost images of complete original HDD images on handy standby DVDs. This makes restoring a HDD quick & easy, after being hit by some form of 'mal-ware', as I've encountered on several occasions on broadband, running a
firewall/router, with all the best anti-virus, and anti-spyware software.Hey, it's nasty out there in cyberland.
Again thanks for sharing your knowledge & experience. Funny, isn't it . . . but it all boils down to that "Comfort Zone"
ciao, 'growtea' [Jim Grotte]
 
  


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