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Old 09-06-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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suse 9.1 display problems

Hello,I am a newbie linux user.I have just installed suse 9.1 without a hitch.My problem is the display screen is to small, i have used yast to try and change it but to no avail.I have tried to use the arrow window but this does nothing at all,i have adjusted x and y sizes but all that happens is the fonts get smaller!I have a dell latitude cpt laptop,with a ATI mach 64 graphics card.If someone could help that would be great,I had a lot of problems getting agood linux I cant get the right screen size and am beginning to think I was better off with windows.......SAVE ME!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 09-07-2004, 02:10 AM   #2
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XF86Config (located maybe in /etc/X11) is the config file vor the Xserver. you'll find a Modes entry in Section "Screen". there you can set up desired resolutions.
btw. it's "STRG+ALT+(+/-)" to switch through different resolutions.

have a look at the log files for your xserver to see more about supported resolutions.(/var/log/XFree86.0.log).

sl mritch.
Old 09-07-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks mritch for replying.Ive tried your rcommendations but so far no luck,do you have any other suggestions?Could you also go over what you put before in mre i said im a newbie so it all seems a bit complicated.Cheers for your help
Old 09-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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Hi, Daveyboy-
this may be a shot in the dark, but here goes...
In the hardware setup for SUse (i think it may be in YAST modules), go the the Hardware->Graphics Adapter setting. You'll notice you have a section for Monitor and another for Resolution. You can setup you monitor in the monitor sections (as the name suggests). This will set the hard limits for what the capability of your monitor is. Once this is set, THEN to the resolution setting. The only thing i can think of is you are trying a resolution that you have not marked as legitimate for your monitor.

Sorry if this is stupid, but its all i could think of right off hand..

worth a shot



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