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Old 08-26-2003, 09:15 AM   #1
NauticX
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Question Why is it doing this (monitor) SuSe8.2 Pro


Hello its me again...

I just bought and installed SuSe 8.2 Pro on my box. Although the install seemed to go smoothly I am noticing a couple of things. But the one Im concerned with now and hope to correct is My Monitor Geomitry <--- I think this is what its called.

For instance: I have 15" NEC/Multisync LCD 1560V <-- This monitor is not listed in Suse (so Im using the default selection that SusE selected). The max Resolution is 1024x768 @75hz. Im using a Gainward Video Card 64mb. using the default Nvidia driver that the install selected.

Now evreytime I boot into Linux My Monitor Picture is OFF! The whole screen is shifted about 1/2 inch to the right, so the border on the left hand side of the screen is thicker than the left. Once Im logged in I go to YAST and correct it, it pops right back and presto just the way it should be, BUT when I shut down --> Go back the next day... the same thing happens again, and I have to go through the same thing again to fix.


What is wrong? How can I fixe this? Please help a newbie out
 
Old 08-26-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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Can you adjust the settings directly on your monitor? (there should be buttons so that you can access a menu to adjust size/geometry). Those settings should keep and should remain the same at every start-up.

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Old 08-26-2003, 10:52 AM   #3
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I have the exact same problem w/ my LCD on SuSE 8.2. I just adjust it on boot up, auto-tune is a nice feature on a monitor

However, whats really weird about this is that when I boot into XP, the picture is off from Linux, so I have to adjust it again. Its as if each OS centers the image on a different pixel.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by sorrodos
I have the exact same problem w/ my LCD on SuSE 8.2.

However, whats really weird about this is that when I boot into XP, the picture is off from Linux, so I have to adjust it again. Its as if each OS centers the image on a different pixel.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
Exactly I dual boot... so If I adjust manually I will have to do it for Win too . this means i will have to adjust twice once for each OS. My thing is that when I make the correction it works using YAST, its just not saving my settings.

Is this a big problem NO, but its a pain in the a$$ and if I have to keep doing this to get my screen real estate back evreytime I boot into linux is it worth it then? I am liking this SuSe thing so far things are going ok now... This is the one thing I noticed right away though. Hopefully someone can assist. Thanks
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:29 PM   #5
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the suse nvidia drivers are placeholders, update via yast online update or go to nvidia and get the latest, update sax2 with online update, put in the actual values for your monitor,not the suse chosen defaults.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:38 PM   #6
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Sorry if this is stupid, but which values will I be changing?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:55 PM   #7
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resolution lcds= 1024x768
horizontal rate, verticle rate
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:07 PM   #8
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thanks

I followed your suggestions as well as some pointers form the Suse forums and it works OK now. Dont know excatly what fixed it but. I updated my install Via Suse, then put in the Recommended rates found in the monitor book via Sax and its working like it should now.


thanks again
 
  


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