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    Default Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel)

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN FZ160E. The auto config didn't set up my desktop/monitor correctly. I've got a 800x600 patch in the upper left of the display (15.4") with a blank strip along the bottom and to the right. I've tried changing the config in YaST without success.

    Can anyone help me with this? The correct resolution is 1280x800.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    What's the video card and what version of Suse are you using?
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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    Sorry, just installed openSUSE 11. I had 10.3 on it without this issue. The video is Intel video 965 chipset.

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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    Have you tried Yast --hardware --> graphics card & monitor --> check it has the monitor correct under "Monitor -- change" and that the video rate is correct under "monitor -- change". Also check it has correct video card -- probably it has.
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    Marco Munderloh NNTP User

    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel)

    I had the same with a VGN SZ4M. It has a 13.3'' display with 1280x800.
    Sax detected a 15.4'' display in 800x600 resolution.

    It was not hard to change the resolution to 1280x800, but I had to
    change the max. refresh rate to 65Hz because 1280x800 needs 62Hz - don't
    know why.

    Next problem: intel xserver calculates the DPI wrong, although I entered
    the correct display size in sax (was the same in 10.3). I had to
    experiment a lot and change the display size in xorg.conf to some very
    strange values to get the right DPI and therewith right font sizes.

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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    Yes, I've gone into YaST and it identifies the 965 video correctly and I change the monitor to LCD -> 1280x800@60hz, but when I try to save the settings and Sax2 tests it, it's still 800x600...

    I wonder if it could be related to the horizontal or vertical sync settings? I have a problem with these setting on a 19" LCD monitor I used to have (for a desktop system). Yast couldn't set the sync values properly and the monitor gave an out of range error...

    Anyone else having this problem?

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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    Resolved!
    I was going to load 10.3 back on to see if I could notice some difference in settings and then noticed the F3 Boot Option during the install that offered a 1280x800 selection. So I put the 11.0 DVD back in and during the install I changed the screen size and that has solved the problem.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    petza NNTP User

    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by biosol View Post
    Resolved!
    I was going to load 10.3 back on to see if I could notice some difference in settings and then noticed the F3 Boot Option during the install that offered a 1280x800 selection. So I put the 11.0 DVD back in and during the install I changed the screen size and that has solved the problem.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Ty so much for this article, it really helped me out.

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    Default Re: Display 800x600 instead of 1280x800 - Sony Laptop (Intel

    The F3 Boot Option sounds good, but on my openSUSE 11.0 box, GRUB offers just F1 and F2. Can this be changed?
    Last edited by sven1999; 18-Sep-2008 at 05:37. Reason: mistake

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