Blurry text

Hi,
I am a newbie(I’ve just installed openSUSE 12.1 on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile laptop) and I have some problems. First of all the text isn’t clear enough. I can read but it’s rather difficult because it’s blurry. Secondly I wanted to know if I can use windows apps, that are already installed on my computer, in openSUSE. If you would be so kind to help me please do it.:wink:

On 02/05/2012 08:26 AM, anseri wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I am a newbie(I’ve just installed openSUSE 12.1 on my Fujitsu Siemens
> Esprimo Mobile laptop) and I have some problems. First of all the text
> isn’t clear enough. I can read but it’s rather difficult because it’s
> blurry. Secondly I wanted to know if I can use windows apps, that are
> already installed on my computer, in openSUSE. If you would be so kind
> to help me please do it.:wink:

The displays on LCD screens are sharp only when you use the native display
resolution. If you use a different resolution, the interpolation will yield
blurriness. For example, the native resolution of my screen is 1280x800. When
1024x768 is used, it becomes blurry. As you do not say whether you use KDE,
Gnome, or another desktop, I cannot give you detailed instructions, but see if
the desktop configuration screen will allow you to change the resolution. If
not, then it gets more complicated. In that case, we need the make and model of
your graphics adapter, whether you have installed a proprietary driver for it,
and the native resolution of the screen.

As to the windows apps, there are three ways to handle this: (1) Dual boot to
Windows, (2) reinstall the apps under Wine, or (3) run a copy of Windows in a
virtual machine. If you mean “can openSUSE execute the installed Windows app
from the Windows disk partition?”, the answer is usually “no”.

Thank you very much for your help! I’m using KDE and the only options that I can chose are 1024x768 and 800x600.

On 02/06/2012 11:16 AM, anseri wrote:
>
> Thank you very much for your help! I’m using KDE and the only options
> that I can chose are 1024x768 and 800x600.

Then you will need to edit some files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d as your graphics
system did not supply its maximum resolution.

Perhaps someone else will come in and tell you how to do this with a GUI. I’m
old school and I always edit the files.

Do you know what that maximum value is? I also need to know what the make and
model of your graphics card is, and what driver you are currently using. In
addition, open a terminal and enter the command ‘ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d’ and
post the results.

Am 06.02.2012 18:16, schrieb anseri:
>
> Thank you very much for your help! I’m using KDE and the only options
> that I can chose are 1024x768 and 800x600.
>
>
It may help if we know which graphics card you have, can you post the
output from


/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A 2

maybe you need a different driver.


PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.8.0 |
nVidia ION | 3GB Ram

Display Info
Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Model: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
2D driver: vesa
3D driver: swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.11)

On 02/08/2012 01:06 PM, anseri wrote:
>
> Display Info
> Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
> Model: 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
> 2D driver: vesa
> 3D driver: swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.11)

That answers Martin’s questions, but not mine. You will need to change some
files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d.

Please follow first Larry’s advise to get the correct resolution.

If it does not lead to a good enough solution because the vesa driver
will give you very poor performance then you probably need to install a
special driver for your card (which is not very well supported on linux).
This link is not written in english but the important steps are self
explaining.
http://bloglinux-patenpisan.blogspot.com/2012/01/opensuse-121-instalasi-driver-vga-sis.html


PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.8.0 |
nVidia ION | 3GB Ram