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linuxman356 07-23-2005 01:55 PM

some annoying problems
i am using v.9.3

first off, i can't get suse to adjust to the 1280x1024 keeps picking 800x600 and 1152x768. these resolutions look awful on my display.

additionally, I downloaded the driver for my ati 9500 pro from the ati website and i can't get it to install either.

i have a ga-7vaxp mainboard from gigabyte. doesn anyone know where i can get the drivers for this because suse is running really slow and i think it has to do with the fact that my chipset drivers aren't installed.

thank you

darin3200 07-23-2005 04:36 PM

First, you will probably get much quicker and better help if you choose a descriptive title such as "Slow Suse 9.3 ATI driver and display problems" and it helps others searching if they have similar problems.

On the displayer resolution, modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "SiS 620"
    Monitor    "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      8
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth      16
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    Subsection "Display"
      Depth      24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

        ViewPort    0 0

Can you describe more in-depth the problems you are having with the ATI drivers, how are you trying to install it and what errors or problems are you getting?

You could gigabytes site for linux drivers but Suse probably has drivers for all of this already. What are the system specs?

linuxman356 07-24-2005 09:23 AM


it's a athlon 2000+ w/ 512 ddr333
the ga-7vaxp was like one of the first via kt400 chipsets and the drivers for it are not on the gb website, but suse does detect them so i assume it has the right drivers (it just feels really slow for some reason).
ati 9500pro 128mb

darin3200 07-24-2005 08:05 PM

Well Suse usually takes a while to load and a long time for KDE to load. What are the applications that are slow and how long does it take for them to load? Is it more around 5 seconds or 35 seconds? You can generally get faster performance by disabling a lot of the eye-candy type features that KDE has by going into the 'Settings' bar in the main menu and using the 'Desktop Settings Wizard' application, one of the screens in the wizard allows you to disable any features you don't need to speed up your system.

And how are you installing the ATI drivers and what is going wrong and what errors are you receiving?

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