I’ve recently installed openSUSE 10.3 on my Panasonic CF-Y2 laptop. Unfortunately, openSUSE apparently doesn’t support the right screen resolution out of the box (oddly, I might add; I used to use Kubuntu before and everything was fine there from the start … ), so I’m currently trying to get it to work.
Let’s see where my problems are:
My laptop display is a Matsushita TFT 14.1 inches display; it uses an Intel 855 GM chip and should be supporting 1400x1050 @ 60Hz.
Displays are apparently managed under openSUSE by SaX2, so I went there to check the settings. “Card” says “Intel 855 GM”, so that’s fine. But … Question/Mystery No.1: Why are the 2 separate settings for the display? One, “Monitor”, which is set to “–> LCD 1280x1048”, and another one, “Properties - Resolution”, which is set to “1280x1048”. Which one manages my laptop card?
Now, I played around with the settings a bit (so my screen is looking strangely distorted at the moment … :mad: ). I went into the “Monitor - Change” setting, figuring that perhaps I should change the driver, and … Mystery No.2 there is no entry for my display, neither under “Matsushita” (the maker) or under “Intel”. Why?
Even stranger, the tab “Display size” is set to 17.1 inches, which is definitely not the size of my screen. However, Mystery No.3: Changing the setting to 14.1 inches seemed to decrease my laptop screen resolution (and caused the distortion).
I read the posts regarding the Intel chip set and apparently there is a known problem that the 1400x1050 resolution is not supported out of the box. I installed the recommended 915resolution videobios hack and used it to change the resolution to 1400x1050, but – Mystery No. 4: What I am looking at right now is definitely NOT it (horizontally I probably have around 1200, and vertically perhaps under 1000 because the screen is all streched … )
For comparison, Kubuntu used a driver called “Intel 85x - i810”, and everything worked fine.
Any advice on how I could get my 1400x1050 res?