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Old 10-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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not able to get correct resolution for my monitor

I am new to Linux, more precisely openSUSE 12.3 KDE, and the resolution for my monitor, which is a ViewSonic VX910. I get a message on the screen that the resolution should be set to 1280 X 1024, but the highest value available in setup is 1024 X 768. I'm not sure where to go from here. Looking in KinfoCenter, it appears that the system is not recognizing my monitor model. I have only the one monitor and my computer is an older HP desktop, AMD Athlon 64 processor with NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE.
Old 10-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Try putting vga=1280x1024M in the kernel boot command line. I'm not familiar with OpenSUSE, but, if it uses GRUB2, you could edit the grub.cfg file to add that in the linux line to see if it works. If it does, add it to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX settings in the /etc/defaults/grub file (if that's where OpenSUSE puts the GRUB defaults).
Old 10-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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Thank you, PTrenholme, for the quick response. As I said I am new to Linux, after using Windows for 18 years and finding openSUSE very different. Somewhere yesterday I saw bootloader listed and 0 in the field and I beleive that is what Grub2 is and I have no idea what it is for. I looked in Xorg.0.log which says warning could not open module nvidia.

[ 15.766] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[ 15.766] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[ 15.766] (II) Unloading nvidia
[ 15.766] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[ 15.766] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[ 15.766] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
[ 15.781] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 15.781] compiled for 1.13.1, module version = 1.0.6
[ 15.781] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 15.781] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 13.1
[ 15.781] (II) LoadModule: "nv"
[ 15.782] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
[ 15.782] (II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 15.782] compiled for 1.13.1, module version = 2.1.20
[ 15.782] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 15.782] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 13.1

Not sure if this helps.
Old 10-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Just install the proprietary nvidia drivers. Here's the link. Yours is the 3rd 'install' button. those drivers should should work well.


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