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Old 09-22-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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SUSE unable show graphics mode run level and screen resolution is not supporting

Hi folks,
I am from redhat fedora and I installed SUSE on my machine. I am having a LG 563N Studio Works monitor and a VIA inbuilt vga card.Mine is a 64-bit AMD machine ,512 MB RAM,but i installed 32-bit suse community version 10.The installation was successful but SUSE is unable to show graphical mode .I think its not supporting the resolution. I modified xorg.conf parameters like vsync,hsync similar to my fedora's xorg.conf and tried,But still the gui is very messy .You can hardly find something(a combination gray and green).So please
help me.The text mode runlevels are working fine.

Old 09-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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Many people are having this kind of problem with SuSE. If you use the search feature near the top of the page you will be able to find at least a dozen posts about this issue in the last week.
Old 09-24-2006, 10:04 PM   #3
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Not sure about VIA, but Intel integrated cards have a problem where memory is allocated improperly and X server can not set the resolution above 1024x768 no matter what you set the xorg.conf file to. This is a big hassle for those with widescreen laptops. To fix this specific problem, you need to install and run "855 resolution" during boot up.

However your symptoms do not appear to be anything related to this issue (which by the way is probably the problem cited by Stress Junkie).

I would guess that your problem is more to do with the signal sent to your monitor rather than resolution at this point.

Not sure about your hardware, but this is where I would start:

1. Use the VIA driver for your card.
2. Set Sax2 to use either the generic "vesa" or "lcd" monitors set at 1024x768
3. Until you get acceptable results, disable 3D Graphics.
4. Replace the D-Sub monitor cables and ensure that they are well secured to the hardware.
5. Don't use a refresh rate higher than 60hz until you find out what is causing your problem.

Not sure if this will help. But good luck.

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