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Old 10-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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Netbook Screen Resolution on OpenSuse

Hi there,

I've just installed OpenSUSE 11.1 on my Elonex Webbook as I want to start playing with Mono.

Unfortunately, there seems to be some problem with the video card, and it only seems to recognise it as VESA, and won't give me a higher resolution than 800x600.

The video card (VIA Unichrome Pro II apparently), will support 1024x600, but OpenSuse won't have it.

I have been able to successfully run this netbook on 1024x600 on Windows (XP and Win7), and on Ubuntu, however, I'd much rather use OpenSuse as its Novell backed (as is Mono...)

Would appreciate any suggestions, and please bear in mind, I'm a newbie on Linux (at the moment)....

Oh, and I have tried changing the xorg.conf file following these instructions but that also didn't work.

Have also installed the openChrome driver from here but that also doesn't give me anything.

I have also tried changing the screen resolution in the graphics app on opensuse, and that, while it does say 1024x600, and tests ok, doesn't boot on it.

Many thanks

Old 10-24-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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I too had the same issues. In my wait for 11.2, I installed the Ubuntu Netbook Remix and solved the problem.
Old 10-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was thinking that....

Yeah, I'd actually already started downloading Ubuntu Netbook remix.

Anyway, Hopefully the next version of Opensuse will work on this stupid netbook.



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