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Old 01-19-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Suse Resolution problems.


I can't get my resolution any higher then 1024x768. I tried the control center but there is no resolution listed that's higher. I've had this problem before but I don't remember how I fixed it. I searched the forums and there is nothing that seems to be of any help.

I beleive I ran a program at the console that fixed this, but I don't remember what it was.

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Old 01-19-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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"I beleive I ran a program at the console that fixed this, but I don't remember what it was. "

The SuSE program to configure your monitor is called sax2. Run it from the command line.

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Old 01-19-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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Or you can manually change it yourself by editing you /etc/X11/XF86config-4 (or XF86Config) whichever suse uses. Here is my config on Mandrake 9.2 but I have just one resolution on mine. You can specify different resolution options.


Code:
 Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
EndSection
also you need to edit your vertical and horizontal refresh rates to your monitor specs, here are mine...

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "1280x1024 @ 60 Hz"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160
Please make a backup of your config before editing and also read docs on editing this file because wrong settings can harm your monitor.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. Finally I got it working.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:54 AM   #5
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JesterDev£¨

How do you fix it? I am using Suse 8.2 and have the same problem. I cannot find sax.2 and don't have directory /etc/X11.

Thanks,

Fangfang
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:02 AM   #6
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ffang, the folder will be /etc/X11R6 then
there you can edit your XF86config file
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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Not sure which one worked, but I edited the XF86config, and
also ran sax2(not sax.2) in the console. Just type sax2 not ./sax2

I beleive but not sure in 8.2 it would be etc/X11/XF86config-4
 
Old 01-20-2004, 05:46 PM   #8
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glad to see you got it worked out JesterDev.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 08:17 PM   #9
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I just found my config file for the terminal "Sony Multiscan 200ES". It contains the following. Any suggestion how to change it?

Many thanks!

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
HorizSync 30-70
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "MULTISCAN 200ES"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SONY"
VertRefresh 50-86
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "800x600" 41.18 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "800x600" 47.42 800 816 928 1072 600 600 610 626
Modeline "800x600" 53.66 800 816 928 1072 600 600 610 626
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection
 
  


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