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Old 02-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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[SuSE 9.0 laptop] LCD Problems

Alright, I'm trying to get SuSE 9.0 installed on my laptop here( bought from but manufacturer is Uniwill I believe ).

The panel is a 1400x1050@60HZ display. I got this into SaX int the initial setup and I got into X perfectly. Here's the problem. If i shutdown X or try to go to a plain console the panel goes out of sync.

Looking through the kernel params i see vga=0x317 to set up a console framebuffer but setting vga-normal doesn't fix the problem.

Normally I could live with this but I need to install the NVIDIA drivers and that means shutting down X.

Any ideas?
Old 03-09-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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Does it give you a working console up until x boots?
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Have you got the latest graphic driver for your card? I had similar problems with my vaio. If you hit cntrl/alt/F1 do you get a normal login screen?
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I have seen similar problem on IBM X20 while trying 2.6. As it appeared, i had not included basic VGA driver configuration into kernel. As Caeda points out, do you see non X content at all? For example at bootup.


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