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    Default Resoluition Issues

    I just switched to opensuse a couple of days ago and I noticed that my resolution was stuck in 800x600. I went and downloaded the nvidia drivers and went to install the driver for my monitor through sax2. When I tried to add the monitor driver I would get out of range errors. I rebooted and can now set the resolution to 1680x1050 which is my max. However, when I go to test these new settings the resolution shown in the window is 1400x1050.

    GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GTX
    Monitor: LG FLATRON L227WTG

    What can I do to fix this?

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    Default Re: Resoluition Issues

    Install the driver properly out of X at level 3 boot

    Alright so here is how to install the nvidia driver manually, in case the one in the repo doesn't work or u just want to use the latest.

    Go to Yast>Software>Software Management

    Search for and install if you don't have these:

    make
    gcc
    kernel-source

    Now download the latest Nvidia driver:

    Place the file in your /home/username

    Now restart and at the boot screen, pause the boot by moving the down button, then move back up and clear any text in the boot arguments by holding backspace. Then just type the number: 3
    At the login
    Login with your username and password

    Now switch to super user with su
    and root password

    *Now remember you can use the {TAB} key to auto complete

    so type:
    sh NVIDIA{TAB}
    and the whole file name should auto complete

    eg: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run

    Follow the installer and let it compile the kernel module for you.
    Say Yes to everything
    Use TAB to move around
    reboot
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    I did all of the above and still having problems.

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    Do you have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?

    If you do, try a level 3 boot, login as user, become su and do this

    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    then
    Code:
    mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
    then
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    reboot
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    Alright. Back to Small res. Whats next?

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    I had a good long read. Tried a few different drivers. I am getting the best res with the proprietary driver. All my settings show 1680x1050. But my screen res is still stuck at 1400x1050, as it shows on the res test

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    I was working with a 9800GT the other day, it worked perfectly from default install.
    Then I installed the Propriety nVidia driver. Now its all the business.
    I can't see why yours should be different.
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    Default Re: Resoluition Issues

    I had a good long read. Tried a few different drivers. I am getting the best res with the proprietary driver. All my settings show 1680x1050. But my screen res is still stuck at 1400x1050, as it shows on the res test
    Please post the output of

    xrandr
    Can you using the nvidia driver? This might help you confirm:

    openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

    Other problems notwithstanding, it is possible that your display device is sending incorrect EDID which will confuse the driver.

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    Output of xrandr


    Code:
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 240, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1400 x 1050
    default connected 1400x1050+0+0 0mm x 0mm
       1400x1050      50.0*    57.0
       1280x1024      51.0     58.0
       1280x960       52.0
       1152x864       53.0
       1024x768       54.0     59.0     60.0
       800x600        55.0     62.0     63.0     64.0
       640x480        56.0     67.0     68.0
       832x624        61.0
       700x525        65.0     66.0
       512x384        69.0     70.0
       400x300        71.0
       320x240        72.0     73.0

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