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    The computer I recently put together uses an ASUS M4785-M motherboard and has onboard an ATI Radeon HD4200 GPU.When I look in Yast Hardware, it calls it an RS780L [Radeon 3000]. I understand that the old fglrx driver won't work on 42.2 or later. What proprietary display driver can I use, and where can I find it? Thanks, bob
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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    What proprietary display driver can I use, and where can I find it?
    There is none.
    Not even fglrx (which doesn't work on 42.2 any more) would support this card.

    It's only supported by the open source radeon driver that's included in openSUSE and should be installed by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    There is none.
    Not even fglrx (which doesn't work on 42.2 any more) would support this card.

    It's only supported by the open source radeon driver that's included in openSUSE and should be installed by default.
    OK. The display IS working but only with VGA resolution and it makes some screens almost unreadable. How do I adjust the size of the display?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    OK. The display IS working but only with VGA resolution and it makes some screens almost unreadable. How do I adjust the size of the display?
    radeon should detect the size of the display automatically.

    Please post your Xorg log, i.e. the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, to see what's wrong.

    Maybe you added "nomodeset" to the boot options?
    That would actually *disable* radeon, and use a generic driver.

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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    radeon should detect the size of the display automatically.

    Please post your Xorg log, i.e. the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, to see what's wrong.

    Maybe you added "nomodeset" to the boot options?
    That would actually *disable* radeon, and use a generic driver.
    No, I didn't use nomodeset.

    I've tried to post the log but the forum software says the log is too long and keeps kicking it out. Is there a particular section of the log I can copy and just send that?
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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    No, I didn't use nomodeset.

    I've tried to post the log but the forum software says the log is too long and keeps kicking it out. Is there a particular section of the log I can copy and just send that?
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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertsmits View Post
    No, I didn't use nomodeset.

    I've tried to post the log but the forum software says the log is too long and keeps kicking it out. Is there a particular section of the log I can copy and just send that?
    Copy/paste at https://paste.opensuse.org/ and post the link to it here.

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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Copy/paste at https://paste.opensuse.org/ and post the link to it here.
    OK. Here's the link http://paste.opensuse.org/88211545


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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    I only have time for a cursory glance, but it does seem that EDID is working and a bunch of display modes are detected/available, with the initial mode being set (1280x1024)...
    Code:
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: S/M 950p
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Serial No: H3NR600277
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): EDID (in hex):
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    00ffffffffffff004c2dd94039314750
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    170b01020f241b80eb5e89a353469824
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    11484cffff803159455961598199a94f
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    6168e1400101863d00c05100304040a0
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    130060081100001e000000fd0032a01e
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    6015000a202020202020000000fc0053
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    2f4d20393530700a20202020000000ff
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    0048334e523630303237370a2020009c
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "2048x1536" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA-0
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x85.0  157.50  1280 1344 1504 1728  1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync (91.1 kHz eP)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1792x1344"x60.0  204.75  1792 1920 2120 2448  1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync (83.6 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "2048x1152"x60.0  162.00  2048 2074 2154 2250  1152 1153 1156 1200 +hsync +vsync (72.0 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1920x1200"x59.9  193.25  1920 2056 2256 2592  1200 1203 1209 1245 -hsync +vsync (74.6 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1920x1080"x60.0  148.50  1920 2008 2052 2200  1080 1084 1089 1125 -hsync -vsync (67.5 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1600x1200"x75.0  202.50  1600 1664 1856 2160  1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync (93.8 kHz e)
    If you check xrandr you should see other display modes available, and you should be able to set a preferred mode via your dekstop's display utility on a permanent basis.

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    Default Re: What video driver should I use?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    I only have time for a cursory glance, but it does seem that EDID is working and a bunch of display modes are detected/available, with the initial mode being set (1280x1024)...
    Code:
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: S/M 950p
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Serial No: H3NR600277
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): EDID (in hex):
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    00ffffffffffff004c2dd94039314750
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    170b01020f241b80eb5e89a353469824
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    11484cffff803159455961598199a94f
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    6168e1400101863d00c05100304040a0
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    130060081100001e000000fd0032a01e
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    6015000a202020202020000000fc0053
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    2f4d20393530700a20202020000000ff
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0):    0048334e523630303237370a2020009c
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "2048x1536" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA-0
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x85.0  157.50  1280 1344 1504 1728  1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync (91.1 kHz eP)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1792x1344"x60.0  204.75  1792 1920 2120 2448  1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync (83.6 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "2048x1152"x60.0  162.00  2048 2074 2154 2250  1152 1153 1156 1200 +hsync +vsync (72.0 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1920x1200"x59.9  193.25  1920 2056 2256 2592  1200 1203 1209 1245 -hsync +vsync (74.6 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1920x1080"x60.0  148.50  1920 2008 2052 2200  1080 1084 1089 1125 -hsync -vsync (67.5 kHz e)
    [    30.458] (II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1600x1200"x75.0  202.50  1600 1664 1856 2160  1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync (93.8 kHz e)
    If you check xrandr you should see other display modes available, and you should be able to set a preferred mode via your dekstop's display utility on a permanent basis.
    OK. HOW do I check xranddr?

    And which display utility do you refer to?
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