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    Default Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    Only gives me 800*600. The Display application in Personal Settings offers nothing else, and Sax2 has disappeared from Yast. Great for noobs, I suppose, who have to work the terminal to change their screen resolution. However, sax2, while allowing me to change the settings, does not implement them.
    Tried Ubuntu Karmic on the same hardware, installed without a glitch... It's an elderly ASUS laptop.
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    You can still run sax2 -r
    from a su terminal
    Or it is in the main menu - (But as you say not in Yast)
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    I did run it from terminal but without the -r... Would that explain why my attempt at reconfiguration wasn't saved?
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    Check the:
    Code:
    man sax2
    for details on the options
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    Yes I did that, and understand what -r does (clear the hardware recognition data or something like it). I just wondered if my omission of the -r option would explain in itself that sax2 could not reconfigure the video. Because if it does, I'm happy to install Suse over Ubuntu and try again. But if it doesn't, I'll just stick with Karmic on that machine for now.
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    OK I've taken the plunge and reinstalled RC2 over Ubuntu but still no go. Dropped into runlevel 3 and ran "sax2 -r", entered the required details but still get the same 800x600 (rather than 1024x768) resolution, and that not even centered but in origin 0,0 with the top of another right below it. What can I try next?
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    OK I've taken the plunge and reinstalled RC2 over Ubuntu but still no go. Dropped into runlevel 3 and ran "sax2 -r", entered the required details but still get the same 800x600 (rather than 1024x768) resolution, and that not even centered but in origin 0,0 with the top of another right below it. What can I try next?
    I do not know what is best tried next, but I suspect those who might know, will want more information.

    openSUSE-11.2 does not nominally need an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. However, if one's graphics does not work without an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, then one can create such a file, and that file will be used insted of the auto configuration.

    You could let us know what driver the "sax2 -r" command applied when it created an xorg.conf file. You can do that by typing something like (I'm not at a linux pc to test this - so I'm going by memory):
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep river

    and you could type with root permissions:
    sax2 -p

    and provide the output, as that will tell us what sax2 detected.

    There are other options one can apply in the sax2 command. Whether or not those options will help you improve the resolution beyond 800x600, I do not know. Type with root permissions: man sax2
    and that will tell you the sax2 options.

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    Thanks, oldcpu. I've run those commands but as I don't have a network connection on that machine I can't paste the output here. Both confirmed that the i830 was correctly identified, though, and the driver used was "intel". There don't seem to be any more sax2 options that could be useful to resolve this.
    No worries: after all, I was just playing around with a pre-release to see if it was an improvement on 11.1 which had exactly the same symptoms. I can wait for the full release, or use Ubuntu on the same machine. RC2 works great on my Eeepc, and I'm sure 11.2 will be equally good on my main desktop workhorse when it is finally released.
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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    Thanks, oldcpu. I've run those commands but as I don't have a network connection on that machine I can't paste the output here. Both confirmed that the i830 was correctly identified, though, and the driver used was "intel". There don't seem to be any more sax2 options that could be useful to resolve this.
    Hmmm ....

    There was a time, when there was more than one graphic driver for Intel hardware, that might work with one's PC. In addition to "intel", there was also "i810", and "i740"

    16-May-2008 - list of xorg PCI vendor/drivers: X.Org PCI Vendor, Device and Driver List I confess I do not recall i740 ever being used, and I think I recall something stating i810 was no longer in use (but I'm not sure) and if that is the case, then "intel" is your only Intel choice.

    If the Intel i810 was still in use, one would try (to force it):
    sax2 -r -m 0=i810
    but like I note, I think the i810 may be depreciated. Honestly ? I do not know. Some one who does needs to chime in here.

    Did you try the VESA driver?

    ie
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    or even the fbdev? ie
    sax2 -r -m 0=fbdev

    Also, and my apologies for stating the obvious, but when sax2 runs, it typically gives one the option to select the configuration, or select a more optimal configuration (I do not know the exact wording as I am not at a linux pc right now). By selecting the option, one is taken to a sax2 menu where they can select the option of a higher resolution.

    Also, this should be done from run level 3. I assume you are doing this from run level 3 ? DO NOT just open a terminal and type "sax2 ... whatever". You MUST exit X window to run level 3.

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    Default Re: Intel i830 video not working in RC2

    This may be a long shot . . .
    But I had a similar problem with RC2 only showing 800X600 and unable to chang in sax 2

    I have an intel onboard 915GM by the way.

    As I understand it the i810 driver support was dropped from 11.1

    Anyway - ripping out my hair for days - then I noticed that Suse had detected my monitor incorrectly & had installed it as standard vesa monitor.

    Simply found my monitor in th list in sax2 and I could pretty much set any resolution that my monitor supports after that.

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