Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-31-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't get 1440x900 resolution for LCD monitor.

I recently got an Envision widescreen LCD monitor. I can get 1440x990 resolution booting into Win XPPro, so the Video Adapter supports it. I can't select 1440x990 using SAX2 for an LCD monitor. I tried setting up a modeline in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, even leaving 1440x990 as the only option to on avail. The monitor always goes into 1280x1024.

I need help.

Old 07-31-2006, 12:39 AM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,896

Rep: Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352Reputation: 352
Apparently your SuSE doesn't include a driver capable of that resolution. The Envision website has drivers for Mac and windoze, but not Linux.

You could try experimenting with other video drivers, but you risk losing graphics (not to mention frying the monitor) if you do that.

Then again, SaX has been known to choose the wrong video driver on occasion.

Try the vendor of the video adaptor, see if they have a driver.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 07-31-2006 at 12:42 AM.
Old 07-31-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738
What IS your video card?

Also, post the relevant sections of xorg.conf
Old 07-31-2006, 02:09 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Xubuntu 12.04
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
I *JUST* went through this same issue, and have resolved it. The key question, as pixellany asked, is what brand and model is your video card? The answer to your question relies on the answer to it.


Old 07-31-2006, 09:19 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have an MSI 845GE Max mother board with on board video. It uses the Intel 845GE chipset. I ran into problems trying to get 1440x900 resolution with Win XP Pro, I could only get it ot work with XP pro after I downloaded updated drivers for the Intel 845GE chipset and installed them.

They do have a Linux version, I don't know if its tested for SUSE 10.1, but I downloaded a drivers in an RPM and a .gz format. I am trying to install from the .gz, but I need kernel source files. I'll see what happens once I get the kernel source and the drivers installed.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
changing resolution of a LCD monitor ncfc001 Linux - Hardware 6 04-07-2006 11:12 AM
Viewsoninc 19"LCD won't show native 1440x900 in Suse10 bax Linux - Hardware 1 12-28-2005 05:14 AM
LCD Acer AL1916Wide 1440x900 px yano Linux - Hardware 3 12-22-2005 03:59 AM
Resolution Problems LCD Monitor Ronw Mandriva 17 12-15-2004 01:12 AM
LCD monitor resolution problem, RH8.0 zoli Linux - Hardware 2 12-16-2002 12:29 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration