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Thread: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

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    Unhappy Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    Now come on Suse programmers!...

    You would have thought that out of all the distro's that Suse would have come through on this one!

    I mean... what's up???

    Are you not aware of the current hardware available on the market today???

    hu hu huuh... (clearing throat)

    I mean... really...

    WIDE SCREEN COMPARABILITY ANYONE???

    The way it is now at 1280x1024, I have to squint to read everything.

    I am getting a headache already and I just booted up on the live disk!!

    I don't mean to be a jerk... but of all distro's not being compatible with the now affordable wide screens people are snatching up like crazy... I would have thought Suse would have programmed this in immediately.

    Or is that they figure all Linux users are broke ***** ********* and who the heck cares about wide screens???

    I'm just dumb-founded over this simple little addition that they seem to forget about!
    Last edited by swerdna; 24-Oct-2009 at 04:31. Reason: objectionable language re T&C

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    I agree in that it would be nice for sax2 to be able to handle wide screen options, but a lot seems to come down to how well the hardware EDID behaves with Xorg and various graphics drivers. What graphics chipset do you have? What dispaly device?

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    Integrated NVidia GForce 8200

    And a 19" AOC wide screen @ 1440x900 Res


    EDIT: BTW, I just came off PCLinuxOS and they have my resolution intact and also their INTERNET wifi connection is one of the strongest I have seen in any distro. But they have too many other issues that need to be worked out and I have tried that OS on 3 different systems.

    But really, Suse should be in the lead with all this stuff!

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    My Acer eMachine has a widescreen format which was detected and is extremely easy to read. The change in clarity from my old Acer Travelmate is quite stunning.

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    What have you tried thus far in openSUSE to get your Integrated NVidia GForce 8200 working with your 19" AOC wide screen @ 1440x900 Res ? What driver are you using? What openSUSE version are you using? What desktop are you using ? (gnome ? kde3 ? kde4 ? ).

    Its possible the users on our forum can help you, but we need that information in order to help.

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    I am using the latest candidate release.

    GNOME

    What driver? Whatever driver loaded while running the Live cd.


    Funny thing... I just booted up in the latest Ubuntu and IT recognized my resolution in the live cd right away!

    I do however very much like Suse's version of Gnome better than Ubuntu's, but whatever works gets installed on my drive!

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny49 View Post
    I am using the latest candidate release.
    ok, then I assume that means openSUSE-11.2 RC1.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny49 View Post
    What driver? Whatever driver loaded while running the Live cd.
    That does not help much, other than rule out the proprietary graphic driver from Nvidia as openSUSE (unlike some other distributions) does NOT package proprietary graphic drivers.

    If you copy and paste the following into a terminal (note it is case sensitive) we will be able to tell what graphic driver
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard | grep Driver
    - if it says "nvidia" then its proprietary.
    - if it says "nv" then its the open GL driver
    - if it says "vesa" then its the vesa driver
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny49 View Post
    Funny thing... I just booted up in the latest Ubuntu and IT recognized my resolution in the live cd right away!
    hmmm ... not so unusual. Ubuntu do not follow the open source philosophy as close as openSUSE hence its possible they packaged a proprietary driver via the liveCD.

    I can not help but get the sense that you installed openSUSE-11.2 RC1 in the intent to use it as a desktop now, as opposed to test it to support the fixing of bugs. We are happy to welcome you in openSUSE, but IMHO you have crippled your openSUSE experience to start with by choosing a version of openSUSE that is not ready for users with your experience. ... But maybe I'm wrong.

    Anyway, if your driver is the VESA driver, and if know how to boot to run level-3 (do this by typing "3" (no quotes) in the grub boot menu option line after the other options - just press "3" to do that when grub appears), you could login as a regular user, type 'su' to switch to root, and run "sax2" to reconfigure the graphics.

    For example
    sax2 -r

    for an auto config that may fail.

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    to configure the vesa driver (where that is zero equals vesa)

    sax2 -r -m 0=nv

    to configure the nvidia open GL driver (which is NOT the proprietary driver).

    If anyone of those work, you can stop and not check out the others. The sax2 command will create an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file that will over ride the graphics autoconfigure in openSUSE-11.2 RC1.

    when given the opportunity to change the resolution, you can do so to pick the one you want. If openSUSE is installed, after running sax2 you can reboot, or if openSUSE is not installed (running from a live CD) then after exiting sax2 you can simply type "exit" to get rid of root permissions and then type "startx" to run X window.

    Note for the liveCD the user name is "linux" and the password is < enter > . The root password is also < enter>

    If you want the best performance you can install the proprietary nvidia driver the "hard way" (which is not hard for an average user, but drives new users up the wall): NVIDIA/The hard way - openSUSE

    Note we have a stickie that we ask new users to look at: NEW Users - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

    Still, I can not help but get the feeling that you have crippled and biased your openSUSE experience by installing an openSUSE version that is NOT ready for the general public. For the best experience, one should wait until a few months AFTER 11.2 GM is released, which will be in Feb or March next year.

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    I think the OP is running a LIVE CD, and wondering why his monitor does not auto-detect this pre-install, ??

    Tumbleweed/KDE/Ati Radeon R9 270/AMD FX-6300/8Gb DDR3

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    Funny because 11.1 and 11.2RC work fine with my 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 with the nVidia driver.

    Looks like a troll, smells like a troll.

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    Default Re: Ok... So What Do Us Wide-Screen Users Do???

    > Looks like a troll, smells like a troll.

    and writes in originating post: "I don't mean to be a jerk" and then proceeds ****..

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    Last edited by oldcpu; 24-Oct-2009 at 07:40. Reason: violates the rules by an insinuation

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