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Old 07-11-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
angeljusto
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Can't change display resolution


This is my problem:

1. After installation of Suse I had a 1024x768 resolution, but I have a wide laptop display that would need 1280x768 to show shapes correctly (now they are distorted).

2. I tried to change the resolution through Yast/Sax2 but I am locked to 1024x768 no matter which resolution I choose on Sax2.

3. I tried to do it through kde control panel (Periferals>Display) but there I only have three options, up to 1024x768 (the one I am forced to have), so I can't do it. I CAN set a lower resolution here though.

Why is kde overriding xorg settings?
How can I correct the resolutions that kde shows in the control panel?

Any help would be very appreciated.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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One thing your post does not make clear: when you tried using YaST2/Sax2 to set the monitor resolution, did you try adjusting the Monitor settings, or the Graphics Card settings?
 
Old 07-11-2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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I went to Yast > Hardware > Graphics card & Monitor. The Sax2 window opens and at the "Monitor" section, bellow "Propeties" I can choose among a long list of resolutions in a drop-down menu. I can select any one but it makes no difference. I restart the x11 and I get the 1024x768 again.

If I reopen the Sax2 panel I can see that the resolution setting shows my previous selection even when I am at 1024x768.

I checked (under Sax2 > monitor > change) that the type of monitor, size etc. are correct, including the physical dimensions in mm.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by angeljusto; 07-11-2007 at 09:04 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 02:49 AM   #4
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I think it is solved. I did some more searches on these forums and found something related advising to install the 915-resolution patch for Intel 915 chipsets, which I do have in my laptop.

I searched for the package on Yast and found it already installed with the Suse installation. I followed the steps on the Readme of the 915resolution package (it's online as well, google it) and I was done. It is pretty straight forward.
 
  


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