Hello, everyone. Nice to be back, for however long I'm here. I've been absent for a while because I haven't had the time to play around with Linux. Now that I have a bit of time on my hands, and I got the bug to play again, I put SUSE 10.0 RC1 on my machine (dual boot with Windows). I'm having a problem which ultimately took me off SUSE 9.3 Pro the last time I tried.
Basically, when I load the nVidia driver that I get from YOU, my screen goes nuts. In the upper left corner, I'll get a fully functioning screen that take about 3/4 of the actual screen size. The remaining 1/4 of the screen on the right is filled with a band of colors like a rainbow. The lower 1/8 of the screen is taken up by a reproduction of the top 1/8 of the screen.
In the functional area, I get a nice desktop with full 3D support. But the fact that the driver is not using the entire screen size is very annoying and somewhat worrisome - I'm afraid that long-term use of this type of setup will ultimately damage my laptop.
I have included a photo I took of the problem for a visual understanding of what's going on. This is not a screen capture, and I apologize for the lack of quality in the image. It was taken with a digital camera.
An image of my problem can be found here.
I know that this subject has been posted here before (and maybe even by myself) but I cannot find it. I admit that my time here at work limits my ability to search in depth, so I apologize that I am posting this again. Please be kind and don't berate me too much for the laziness.
I look forward to the help, and thanks in advance.
Please let me know if you are unable to get to the image links above.
I have made changes to the link for the image. It should now direct you to a better hosting site than my ISP, and display an 800X600 version of the image. Again, please let me know if you have trouble with it.