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Old 09-15-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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Suse 9.3 Dell D610 Intel 915GM Cannot change resolution


I've just installed Suse 9.3 on a Dell D610 laptop (on board Intel 915GM), and the max resolution I can achieve is VESA 800x600. The screen goes black for approx 60 seconds after making changes, and no matter what I have tried, the display cannot exceed 800x600.

Previous to this, I used Suse 7.3, 8.1. and 9.1 on a Toshiba Sattelite with no problems. Unfortunately, it died and now I have the Dell. Has anyone else encountered this? Any advise is appreciated.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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Select LCD not VESA. Or edit your xorg.conf like so. I have the same chipset

Code:
Section "Monitor"
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
  DisplaySize  305 229
  HorizSync    31-68
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "1024X768@75HZ"
  VendorName   "--> LCD"
  VertRefresh  50-85
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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I should have mentioned that I already tried selecting under LCD, using differenct combinations of resolution& frequency, all result in the black screen. Haven't manually edited the xorg.conf manually yet, though. I'll give that a try.

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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That was a complete no-go. No change to xorg.conf or the YAST made a bit of difference.

Help still needed.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 02:11 AM   #5
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I know what you mean. A week ago i installed SuSE on Dell of my coworker. Just pain in the arse!
I managed somehow. I yes, I remember now.... after install was the same sh#t, that you had described. What I did was autorepair with installation disk.
Boot=>Installation=>Repair Installed System=>Automatic Repair
 
Old 09-19-2005, 09:50 AM   #6
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Question

I have the same problem!
Suse 9.3
D610
915GM chip
GMA900
and 14.1" display

I can't get it working well.
I also tried all propisition, and no results!
I installed the intal-Driver again

linux:~ # modprobe -l | grep agp
/lib/modules/2.6.11.4-21.2-default/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.ko

linux:~ # modprobe -l | grep intel
/lib/modules/2.6.11.4-21.2-default/kernel/drivers/video/intelfb/intelfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.11.4-21.2-default/kernel/drivers/char/agp/intel-agp.ko


anyhelp somewhere?
thanx
romy
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:12 PM   #7
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Also I removed resolutions 1280x1024 from xorg.conf and rebooted afterwords. It actually succeded
 
Old 10-06-2005, 07:36 AM   #8
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Re: Suse 9.3 Dell D610 Intel 915GM Cannot change resolution

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Originally posted by vancew22
I've just installed Suse 9.3 on a Dell D610 laptop (on board Intel 915GM), and the max resolution I can achieve is VESA 800x600. The screen goes black for approx 60 seconds after making changes, and no matter what I have tried, the display cannot exceed 800x600.

Previous to this, I used Suse 7.3, 8.1. and 9.1 on a Toshiba Sattelite with no problems. Unfortunately, it died and now I have the Dell. Has anyone else encountered this? Any advise is appreciated.




My personal soluction at this problem on my Dell D610 Laptop, as been to install Suse Enterprise Server SLES 9.0 ( & Suse Pro 9.3 ) to "Installation Safe Setting" mode. After the installation, I've too set my X Windows to 1024x768 with 16 coulors of depth without problems. I think that the D610 Hardware Architecture is more advanced that the last release of X. My video controller is Intel 915GM type.
Regards

Paolo Fanoni
 
  


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