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Old 01-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #16
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If you're using either Nvidia or ATI, the proprietary drivers for these are not installed by default, just basic video drivers like xv or vesa are available with openSUSE.

Depending on your version of SUSE, go to here for Nvidia drivers or here for ATI drivers.

I believe you'll find a solution through one of those links.
Old 01-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #17
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What about this?

Is this post of any use? You might try to stop X with Ctr+Alt+Bksp, then try sax2 -r as root.
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Seems to me there is a problem with gnome, since you set the resolution to "no resolution" on gnome
Perhaps you can find some info here.
Perhaps you can remove the configuration files of gnome in your home directory
Old 01-02-2009, 03:50 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

Unfortunately, right now I am not around my laptop, and I won't be for a few days. I will try all the suggestions when I can, thanks
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Not working

I've tried all of the above suggestions and read all of the links and nothing seems to be working! Is there a way to edit the screen res manually?
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You can use the "gtf" program to generate a custom modeline. "gtf xres yres 60 -x" will generate a modeline for 60hz refresh rate.

What video card do you have? If it is nvidia, then download and run the nvidia installer followed by nvidia-xconfig.
The "sudo /sbin/yast2 inst_source" wizard has a community repo section that includes nvidia and ati repos. You would try that as well. If however, you have an older video card that needs a legacy driver, then this may not work.

If a certain resolution is possible, you could run xrandr to change the resolution while in gnome. In kde, there is a krandrtray applet that is much more convenient.

Also, the xorg.conf file has it's own manpage which may come in handy. You might want to search this site or the web for sample xorg.conf files that can show you how they are structured. As of late, the xorg.conf files have been becoming more sparse as the server has been autoconfiguring more things, so you may need to resort to a sample to know where to insert your "Modes" entries, etc.

Sometimes you don't even need modeline entries. Standard resolutions may be handled by by xorg without explicitly providing a modeline. In that case, you just need the resolutions entered in the "Screens" section which might look like this.
Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
This are fairly generic entries for my desktops 1024x1024 LCD monitor. I alway use the native resolution.
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Thanks for the post jschiwal, and everyone else that helped! I switched out my monitor as a last resort, and I won't make the same stupid mistake again.


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