Hi all. I have Dell laptop with GeForce 8600M GT graphic card. And I have Acer AL1916W monitor connected to the notebook. I want to have the same resolution on both displays - 1280x800 and cloned picture. I switched to openSUSE 11.2 from Debian about a month ago. And in Debian resolutions were the same, I used nvidia driver from nvidia site. In openSUSE first I tried to set resolution from Configure desktop menu, but didn’t find any of this ratio resolutions except 1440x900. I installed nvidia driver from recommended repository, but in nvidia-settings I still don’t see anything but 1440x900 and some wrong resolutions with ratio 4/3. So now, my laptop display shows me only a left upper corner of desktop, because it’s resolution is 1280x800 and Acer’s resolution is 1440x900. When I boot with external monitor disconnected, everything is ok on laptop. And it wouldn’t be a problem for me, but the letters are so small with 1440x900. I read some threads about related problem, but still couldn’t find a solution.
My xorg.conf, created by nvidia-settings:
This are the modes of laptops own display, I guess.
Than I connected Acer monitor (it was dark, didn’t show me desktop) and used xrandr -q, same output. I restarted X and repeated this command. I got what I wrote in previous post:
Screen 0: minimum 1440 x 900, current 1440 x 900, maximum 1440 x 900
default connected 1440x900+0+0 0mm x 0mm
It can’t be so that external monitor doesn’t have any other modes!! It has, it worked in Debian at 1280x800 and in Windows too.