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    Question unable to increase screen resolution

    Hi all. I installed Suse 11.1 today on my sony vaio vgn fs715w after running the live cd for a few days. the only issue i had on the live cd was not being able to increase the screen resolution beyond 800x600. the issue 'followed me' to the actual install.

    i imagine i don't have the correct driver installed, and the system is reverting to it's own default driver for the screen resolution/graphics.

    if this were xp, i'd know what to do and where to go. but i want to be DONE WITH WINDOWS FOREVER!!!!

    any help pointing me to the correct driver, and with the installation of said driver would be most appreciated!

    thanks.

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    Default Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by eggertdeggert
    Hi all. I installed Suse 11.1 today on my sony vaio vgn fs715w after
    running the live cd for a few days. the only issue i had on the live cd
    was not being able to increase the screen resolution beyond 800x600.
    the issue 'followed me' to the actual install.

    i imagine i don't have the correct driver installed, and the system is
    reverting to it's own default driver for the screen
    resolution/graphics.

    if this were xp, i'd know what to do and where to go. but i want to be
    DONE WITH WINDOWS FOREVER!!!!

    any help pointing me to the correct driver, and with the installation
    of said driver would be most appreciated!

    thanks.

    Hi
    Can you post the output from the following command;
    Code:
    hwinfo --gfxcard
    You need to run it from the command line interface (CLI) eg
    gnome-terminal, konsole or xterm

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    sure!

    linux-dqlr:/home/eggertdeggert/Desktop # hwinfo --gfxcard
    09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
    [Created at pci.318]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2592
    Unique ID: _Znp.jHn6UbejJt9
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
    SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
    Hardware Class: graphics card
    Model: "Intel 915 GM"
    Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
    Device: pci 0x2592 "915 GM"
    SubVendor: pci 0x104d "Sony Corporation"
    SubDevice: pci 0x81b8
    Revision: 0x03
    Memory Range: 0xb0080000-0xb00fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    I/O Ports: 0x1800-0x1807 (rw)
    Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (rw,prefetchable)
    Memory Range: 0xb0040000-0xb007ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    IRQ: 16 (458555 events)
    I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
    Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002592sv0000104Dsd000081B8bc03sc00i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
    Driver Info #1:
    XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
    3D Support: yes
    Extensions: dri
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

    10: PCI 02.1: 0380 Display controller
    [Created at pci.318]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2792
    Unique ID: ruGf.+4HWfNuiS9C
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1
    SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.1
    Hardware Class: graphics card
    Model: "Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
    Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
    Device: pci 0x2792 "Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
    SubVendor: pci 0x104d "Sony Corporation"
    SubDevice: pci 0x81b8
    Revision: 0x03
    Memory Range: 0x8c000000-0x8c07ffff (rw,non-prefetchable,disabled)
    Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002792sv0000104Dsd000081B8bc03sc80i00"
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

    Primary display adapter: #9

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    Default Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Similar to the hardware and problem being described here :

    Can't Change Resolution - openSUSE Forums

    As a matter of interest, can you post the output of this command:

    xrandr
    It should report all available modes for your display. Sometimes however, these display modes don't get reported properly, then xorg.conf needs tweaking. See if anything I posted there (re modlines and disabling EDID) can help.

    The other thing to try is to launch the graphical sax2 utility (via yast > hardware > graphics card and monitor) and try reconfiguring the monitor. For LCD/TFT displays, you may need to try a generic '--> LCD' model with the same native resolution as yours (if possible).

    I'll follow this thread with interest, and help further if I can. Any Intel graphics users able to assist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Similar to the hardware and problem being described here :

    The other thing to try is to launch the graphical sax2 utility (via yast > hardware > graphics card and monitor) and try reconfiguring the monitor. For LCD/TFT displays, you may need to try a generic '--> LCD' model with the same native resolution as yours (if possible).

    I'll follow this thread with interest, and help further if I can. Any Intel graphics users able to assist?
    I'd been trying different settings in yast, as described. This time, i chose lcd and 1280x800, restarted, and it stayed. Thanks SO much!

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    Default Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Good work. Thanks for the update.

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    Without derailing the dialog here too much, I want to say I'm having the same problem where my max resolution is shown as only 1024x768. Using the procedure from that "Can't Change Resolution - openSUSE Forums" thread, what's the likelihood of a Linux newcomer like me making an irreversible mistake while editing that stuff?

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    Default Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Using the procedure from that "Can't Change Resolution - openSUSE Forums" thread, what's the likelihood of a Linux newcomer like me making an irreversible mistake while editing that stuff?
    It is good practice to backup your existing xorg.conf file first, before editing. Open a terminal and do

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.working
    Then, you can edit xorg..conf as required. After editing restart the X-server with CTRL-ALT-Backspace. If something goes wrong and you don't end up with a graphical desktop, you can simply reinstate xorg.conf from command prompt (as root) with

    mv /etc/X11/xorg.working /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    AFAIK sax2 can also be used to regenerate xorg.conf by issuing

    sax2 -r
    at runlevel 3.

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    Red face Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Sorry, but I still dont get it right.

    I have bought a ASUS X5DIJ-SX061A. The screen is a 15.6" WXGA Glare LED (1366x768).

    I have tried to configure the monitor through 'sax2 -r', but when I restart the graphics it is still 640x480. This makes it even impossible to use the screen resolution application as the ok button is out side the complete window.

    When configuring the monitor I have set it as a LCD as there is no appropriate vendor name, and 1366x768@60Hz. It seems to work all the way, while I'm testing and saving. But when I reboot or just start with '/etc/init 5' I end up with 640x480 again.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: unable to increase screen resolution

    Post your xorg.conf file contents.

    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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