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Old 04-08-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Can't change resolution on SUSE 10.2 IBM x3650

I'm having a devil of a time changing my screen resolution.

In YAST, I can select screen resolutions, but each time I hit 'test' I am confronted with a 1024x768 test, no matter what resolution I selected (except 800x600, which produces an 800x600 test).

I had sax2 configure automatically with

sax2 -a

and the xorg.conf file contains the following:

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 367 275
HorizSync 30-83
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "2007FP"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 56-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1600x1200" 162 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250
Modeline "1600x1200" 160.96 1600 1704 1880 2160 1200 1201 1204 1242
Modeline "1600x1200" 128.00 1600 1648 1680 1760 1200 1203 1207 1234 +HSync -Vsync

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200"

Section "Device"
BoardName "ES1000 515E"
BusID "1:6:0"
Driver "radeon"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "ATI"

Looks to me like the only setting available is 1600x1200, so why do I get nothing but 1024x768?

Old 04-08-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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can you provide a link to your hardware pls

2) what is the make model etc of your video card or onboard video?

3) if you have the specs what are the resolutions that your monitor can do pls?

jumping ahead...tho I do not use suse...we need to get you a better xorg.conf

4) can you rush if you have or can install apps like:
xorgcfg, xorgconfig, monitest, monitor-probe, xvidtune

5) are you aware that ati has proprietary drivers?
Old 04-08-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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I'll be as informative as I can:

Link to my hardware:

2) As far as I can tell, the onboard video is an ATI ES1000 515E, a standard 2D video card commonly installed in servers.

3) The monitor is a Dell 2007Fp. It goes up to 1600x1200.

4) xorgcfg ... yes
xorgconfig ... yes
monitest ... not installed, can't see it in the YaST soft manager. Would have to go looking for it
monitor-probe ... likewise
xvidtune ... yes

5) I am aware of this. I followed instructions here:

But it simply caused the repeated error 'no screens found' and I had to uninstall the driver to get the X Windows back. Rooting around the ATI site, I can't find drivers for this 2D chipset anywhere.
Old 04-08-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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to run xorgconfig we need your horizontal and vertical rates....yes I know you have posted them above but I wanted a app to confirm it....which is what the mon* apps were.
does not help but gives other good info

so we press ahead with your specs
h 30-83
v 50-60

1) open a terminal type command
lspci > /home/yourname/pci

use this to check some of your hw that may be required if you need it in the next section

follow the prompts to enter selections that are compat with your system.....note that it will not overwrite your /etc/X11/xorg.conf until you get to the end so you exit at any time b4 that point.

when you get to video you are selecting 11 to enter your own rates pls

I hope it works

and you will have a 2d never 3d effect so am not recommending ati proprietery driver


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