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Old 05-20-2002, 06:50 AM   #1
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Suse Vid Card issues

I've had to blitz my Red Hat installation and re-install Suse on my desktop machine. Its fitted with a Geforce II ultra vid card but I am having a few problems getting the screen resolution up to an acceptable level.

By default on the install I can only set 1280x960x16@60hz which is way lower and slower than what the setup can and does run on win2k and Red hat.

I've installed the correct, latest Linux drivers from Nvidia and have attempted to configure the setup using Sax2, however this always fails at the first question (do you want to use 3d acceleration). Whatever option is selected at this point the screen attempts to refresh but just goes blank and a reset is the only way to get things back again.

I guess my question is, is there an alternative to using Sax2 to set up my video settings?
Old 05-20-2002, 11:11 AM   #2
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If you've installed the NVidia drivers from their website, then you really shouldn't use config tools like Sax, Sax2, Mandrake Control Center, etc, you should configure it manually. Honestly, it's not too hard. Make a backup of your currently working /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, then edit it and change the relevant sections at the bottom. If you get into problems, post here.


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