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Old 05-08-2005, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi there
I installed SuSE 9.0 on my computer during installation I noted that the GUI is a little bit faded. I restarted the installation and still the same so I continued with the installation after it finished I wanted to login into the KDE as normal that happened too. The problem I faced is that the Display in the KDE is very low qualitiy it is not even 256 colors, so I entered the saX or something like that utility to check if my monitor is configured and my VGA. The vga was configured correctly but the monitor was stated as unknown monitor ( the monitor is not a high profile monitor but I used it with red hat 7.2 and Mandrake 10.0 and there was no problem) The monitor was stated as unknown and the display made Linu x unusable.
Any help guys ??
Old 05-08-2005, 07:47 AM   #2
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What is the make & model of the monitor? If your installation does not recognise it automatically, you will probably have to try and set X up manually. Either run xf86config from the command line, or edit the XF86Config file manually.

Have you got a copy of the MonitorsDB file? - this is a real long list of monitors' properties, such as vertical sync. and horizontal scan rates.
Old 05-08-2005, 08:00 AM   #3
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You can enter the monitor details through SaX2 (or YaST).

You are best to find out the horizontal and vertical sync rates, but as a minimum you should be able to choose a standard VESA monitor with a resolution you know your monitor can handle.


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