SUSE Linux 10.2 widescreen resolution on a laptop.

I am having problems with Suse 10.2 and my laptop screen resolution (widescreen)
The native resolution is 1440x900 @ 60Hz, but the max res i can select in Configure Desktop is 1024x768. Now, i have checked xorg.conf, and the res i need is listed. Also, "hwinfo --monitor" shows all the info for the screen.
Incidently, its a Fujitzu Siemens li1818
i really need as much help as i can on this, as i am very very new to Linux.
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juanferminConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hopefully, you have either an Nvidia or ATI card, preferably Nvidia.  If so, go to the website and download the commercial drivers for your card. (They're non-GPL but who cares).  If it's Nvidia, follow the special instructions for SUSE users to use YAST to install, and you should be good.  Once you've done this, you may need to update your Monitor driver, and you should be able to adjust the resolution from there.
Hi there

Open Yast and click on Hardware>Graphics card and Monitor

You'll see that you can change the selected monitor.  My guess is that your monitor hasn't been recognised, so Suse has 'chosen' one that works. See if your exact monitor is in this list. If not, try the option LCD and then choose the correct setting for your screen.

That should do it!
Bunzl_itAuthor Commented:
ok, that is showing as 1440x900, which is good...
BUT, when i rightclick the desktop -> Configure Desktop -> Display, the res is still stuck at 1024x768...
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You should be able to choose the correct resolution in Yast.  Did you try choosing the LCD option of 1440x 900???
Bunzl_itAuthor Commented:
Unfortunatly, none of these solutions worked, but thanks for taking the time to try and help.
It turns out that my xorg.conf file did not have the correct modeline specified.
This is why i could select the correct res in YaST, but the monitor always defaulted to 1024x768.
Running a system update corrected this.

Thanks again.
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