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Old 02-10-2004, 08:51 AM   #1
J_Szucs
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Monitor setup in SuSe 9.0


Could you, please give me a hint how to set higher (e.g. 1024x768) in SuSe 9.0?

When I installed the system I choosed vesa 1024x768/85Hz from the monitor setup (not knowing what monitor the user will have), and, at an other place I choosed True Color. (VGA card: AtiRage)

The problem is that the resolution I actually got was 832x6xx, i.e. much below the 1024x768 I selected before. However, sax2 always shows the 1024x768 mode, which I actually do not have.

In the meantime I choosed an other monitor (a philips one) in sax2, and manually edited the hsync and vsync frequencies (30-70kHz, 50-110Hz).

The result is the same: the system insists on the 85Hz vsync frequency (despite the fact that it could be between 50-110Hz) and gives me a max. resolution of 832x6xx. All other sceen modes available are below that resolution.

Naturally I would be satisfied with a refresh rate of say... 50Hz or 60Hz, if only I could get that at 1024x768.

How to make SuSe forget the 85Hz refresh rate and give me a higher resolution at the cost of slower refresh rate?

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Old 02-10-2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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In the meantime I could setup 1024x728 resolution, but at the price of a 2cm wide black line at the bottom of the screen, and 65535 colours.

That also implies that I have 65536 colours in ALL MODES, or I go back to yast (root mode) and do a fress X setup with true colors (at 800x600).
It does not take longer than 10 minutes...

I am really tired of these GUI tools like yast or sax2 that give you stupid limitations with unacceptable results.
Even in SuSe 6.4 I could setup a different colour depth for each resolution. But there is no way in SuSe 9.0.

OK, I had enough of it for today.
 
  


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