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    Default Re: How to change display resolution? (GNOME,x11) "Unknown Display", 64 bit. nVidia license loop

    Follow-on: Several days ago, before I could check this thread, to see the replies about whether or not I should do a "clean install" and start over, I was notified there were Updates for 36 Packages. After I installed those Updates, things seemed to work properly. When I shutdown the laptop, I could see the nVidia Splash Screen. The next time I powered up, I could see the nVidia Splash Screen, but after logging in with my User Password, it didn't get to the GNOME Desktop. I did end up doing a "clean install". Now, I will go thru the commands you've given me previously and am starting over with the issue of the Video Resolution. At this time, when Booting or Shutting Down, I do not see the nVidia Splash Screen and still have the huge (VGA) Display Resolution. I will run the commands that were recommended above, and post the results here, ASAP. I appreciate your time and your help! openSUSE LEAP 15.0 continues to impress me with the Stability on this Dell Latitude E6410 laptop. It seems to be "rock solid".

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    Default Re: How to change display resolution? (GNOME,x11) "Unknown Display", 64 bit. nVidia license loop

    Follow-on: When I did the Fresh/Clean install, before the reinstallation began, I set the parameters to 1024 x 768 for the Video and for Safe Kernel. I suspect that only applied during the installation. Commands I ran on 25 June 2019:

    lanny@linux-vrph:~> xrandr
    xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
    Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480
    default connected primary 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    640x480 73.00*

    linux-vrph:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [NVS 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
    Kernel modules: nouveau
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be3] (rev a1)

    linux-vrph:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk
    (only including the responses that seem relevant to this issue)

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [NVS 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
    Kernel modules: nouveau
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be3] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

    linux-vrph:~ # xrandr -q
    xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
    Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480
    default connected primary 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    640x480 73.00*

    linux-vrph:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [NVS 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
    Kernel modules: nouveau
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be3] (rev a1)
    linux-vrph:~ #

    linux-vrph:~ # zypper in inxi
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...

    The following NEW package is going to be installed:
    inxi

    1 new package to install.
    Overall download size: 199.8 KiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the
    operation, additional 756.4 KiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package inxi-2.3.40-lp150.1.3.noarch
    (1/1), 199.8 KiB (756.4 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: inxi-2.3.40-lp150.1.3.noarch.rpm ....[done (253.4 KiB/s)]
    Checking for file conflicts: ..................................[done]
    (1/1) Installing: inxi-2.3.40-lp150.1.3.noarch ................[done]
    linux-vrph:~ #

    linux-vrph:~ # inxi -Gxx
    Resuming in non X mode: glxinfo not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
    Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218M [NVS 3100M]
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a6c
    Display Server: X.org 1.19.6 driver: N/A
    tty size: 69x20 Advanced Data: N/A for root

    linux-vrph:~ #linux-vrph:~ # susepaste -n LannyM -e 10000 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    The command above ends with a solid Black cursor in the terminal. In /var/log I don't see anything for Xorg. Is that a Hidden file or folder?

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    Default Re: How to change display resolution? (GNOME,x11) "Unknown Display", 64 bit. nVidia license loop

    Inxi is an information collection and reporting script, nothing more.
    Quote Originally Posted by LannyM View Post
    linux-vrph:~ # inxi -Gxx
    Resuming in non X mode: glxinfo not found.
    This is reporting that one of the tools inxi uses is not installed, glxinfo. You can fix this thus:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in Mesa-demo-x
    For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
    Running inxi --recommends as it suggests would report any other collection tools that might be missing.

    Display Server: X.org 1.19.6 driver: N/A
    The driver information is missing, due to the above.

    tty size: 69x20 Advanced Data: N/A for root
    Other possibly helpful information is missing.

    linux-vrph:~ #linux-vrph:~ # susepaste -n LannyM -e 10000 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    The command above ends with a solid Black cursor in the terminal. In /var/log I don't see anything for Xorg. Is that a Hidden file or folder?
    Not doing anything more means the file to be pasted does not exist - the susepaste command is waiting for input. This is one of the apparent diagnostic shortcomings of using Gnome and/or Wayland. Normally openSUSE's Xorg invocations copy ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log , if it exists, to /var/log/. Either it does not exist, or the expected copy process has failed. If ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log exists, please rerun the susepaste command substituting it for /var/log/Xorg.0.log. If it does not, please try this:
    Code:
    journalctl -b /usr/bin/Xorg
    If something more than
    -- No Entries --
    results, please do:
    Code:
    journalctl -b /usr/bin/Xorg | susepaste -n LannyM -e 10000
    I did end up doing a "clean install". Now, I will go thru the commands you've given me previously and am starting over with the issue of the Video Resolution. At this time, when Booting or Shutting Down, I do not see the nVidia Splash Screen and still have the huge (VGA) Display Resolution.
    Were you again stuck in 640x480 on first boot after installation, before installing the proprietary software? Your GT218M should easily do 1024x768 on a 1440x900 display purely using software from the 15.0 installation media.
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