Solved

SUSE Linux 10.2 widescreen resolution on a laptop.

Posted on 2007-04-03
7
585 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Bunzl_it
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:t20suzukiman
ID: 18845937
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!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Bunzl_it
ID: 18848862
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...
0
 

Expert Comment

by:t20suzukiman
ID: 18854055
You should be able to choose the correct resolution in Yast.  Did you try choosing the LCD option of 1440x 900???
0
Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Bunzl_it
ID: 18856225
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.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
juanfermin earned 500 total points
ID: 21019944
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 21250257
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Sometimes a user will call me frantically, explaining that something has gone wrong and they have tried everything (read - they have messed it up more and now need someone to clean up) and it still does no good, can I help them?!  Usually the standa…
In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18880/PaperPort-14-in-Windows-10-A-First-Look.html), I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now