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Old 09-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #16
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Erm, welp my card shows up under "Unknown" but I can't configure it, you think thats because there isn't any drivers for it? Or is that due to wrong configuration to xorg?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #17
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Yes, that's because you don't have the ATI drivers install. Guess you will have to download and install the ATI drivers.

After you install the ATI drivers, I suggest you run xorgconfig again.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 05:02 PM   #18
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Weird, I tried to change my resolution from 800x600 to something a lil more suitable and when I did startx after xorg it was just a bunch of green diagonal lines...

Samsung SyncMaster 955DF thats my monitor if it would make a difference.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 09:59 PM   #19
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That is weird, but experiment and try different things. Is it the video card? is it the monitor refresh rates? is it the bit depths? First get the basics going like what you had (VESA, 800x600) and then download the ATI drivers and work from there and try to get it so that you can your 1600x1200 with 3D acceleration
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:28 PM   #20
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Yeah I tried posting this in the Newbie forums but just got rude remarks, sorta embarssing lmao but I couldn't figure out how to install programs, browsed around for like an hour and just went from program to program that I needed to install programs and I couldn't install those programs >< Someone said something about YaST could do it or something.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:10 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by <3Tux
Yeah I tried posting this in the Newbie forums but just got rude remarks, sorta embarssing lmao but I couldn't figure out how to install programs, browsed around for like an hour and just went from program to program that I needed to install programs and I couldn't install those programs >< Someone said something about YaST could do it or something.
That's too bad that those folks aren't newbie friendly.

Let's go back a step. What are you trying to do again? Set the monitor resolution higher than 800x600? If that's the case, I would do this:

1) set your xorgconfig back to the generic stuff like you did the first time. Just boot into KDE and get your wireless working
2) go to www.ati.com and download the ati driver
3) go to YAST and install kernel-source and gcc
4) update by clicking the little green/yellow/red ball to update kernel-source and gcc
5) open command prompt/terminal
6) in command prompt, type su
7) enter root password
8) install ATI driver (see the link I gave you for the ATI driver installation in SUSE)
9) kill X server
10) reconfigure xorgconfig and select your ATI drivers and set the resolution/refresh rate/bit depth
11) startx

You're practically almost there! You just need to get the ATI drivers installed. Just out of curiousity, can you also copy/paste your xorg.conf file? It's going to be long, but I want to see it so I can see what's going on and why you're not getting higher resolutions.

In KDE, click "My computer" and go to /etc/X11
look for a file called xorg.conf
open it using OpenOffice Writer or some text edit
Copy and paste into this thread


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