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Old 11-25-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Question Screen Resolution

OK, first question using openSUSE 10.1

I have an LG 22 widescreen monitor capable of 1680 x 1050 but my screen configuration is currently 1440 x 900 which is all I could get to during the install, when I tried for native configuration it rejected it completely. Unfortunately the screen looks really rather poor at this resolution, text and objects on the screen are slightly blurred and it is a bit of a strain on the eyes (especially 50 year old ones like mine). If I run SAX2 I get much the same issue as I did in install ... yes I have an ATI card.

How do I go about getting to my native resolution of 1680 x 1050?

Old 11-25-2007, 05:04 PM   #2
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Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf put in the correct Vertical and Horizontal Refreshrate, for your monitor.

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       30 - 83
    VertRefresh     56 - 75
    Option         "DPMS"
Then put in the refreshrate you want to the left in the desired mode.

SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Old 11-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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I'm not that up on SuSE but you may have to download and run the ATI installer from ATI's site.
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Originally Posted by masonm View Post
I'm not that up on SuSE but you may have to download and run the ATI installer from ATI's site.
Indeed I did have to ... this is what I did (based on what you said and some information):

Downloaded the driver (from ATI) and put it in my install folder.
Changed its properties, checking the box that makes it "executable"
From the command line, as super user, I ran the program (in this case./ (details here:
Finally I ran /usr/X11R6/bin/aticonfig --initial to configure it all.



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