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Old 12-03-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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9.2 display issues

I've been flirting with Linux for a while, but never made the full switch since I require Adobe Photoshop to do most of my work in, and I've never had any luck getting it to install in Wine.

I downloaded Suse 9.2 Live CD (KDE) to give it a whirl on my laptop (HP nx7000 - Centrino, ATI Mobility Radeon 9200, 512MB RAM) and all seemed to have went well except for the display. When it started, I believe it launched into 800x600 mode which was *way* too big. I went to the display config and tried to set it to 1024x768 (just testing, the actual resolution I use is 1680x1050, widescreen) to get some real estate to work on. Anything bigger than 800x600 completely blows up the screen. It's fragmented, looks to be repeated in quadrants on the screen... completely unusable.

Has anyone tried this on my laptop model or have any suggestions on what to check? I'd be happier if the display just didn't work at all, that I could have a clue where to start looking, but for it to work just fine in 8x6 and not anything bigger, I'm lost.
Old 12-03-2004, 11:18 AM   #2
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run sax

Just drop to the terminal and type sax, from there it should auto detect you settings, but you can manually adjust them to your liking,

You can also go to Yast and set the desired size by clicking on Hardware then clicking on Graphics card and Monitor.....
Old 12-07-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I will give that a shot.


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