Installed tumleweed, vga screen resolution is set at 1024x768, and can't go higher

I installed SUSE alongside ubuntu and windows. Windows updated, and screen resolution got “locked” below 1024x768. I wiped the drive thinking it was a Windows update problem, but when I booted into my new SUSE install, I still had that resolution, even in windows or any other OS. This is the



iyannos@localhost:~> xrandrScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2390 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
LVDS-1 connected 1366x768+1024+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   1366x768      60.00*+
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      60.04    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       60.05  
   896x672       60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   700x525       59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       60.02  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       60.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   640x400       59.88    59.98  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
VGA-1 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768      60.00* 
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   848x480       60.00  
   640x480       59.94  
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1-2 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
   1024x768      60.00  
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   848x480       60.00  
   640x480       59.94  
  1024x768 (0x4d) 65.000MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock  48.36KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  777 total  806           clock  60.00Hz
  800x600 (0x5c) 40.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock  37.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock  60.32Hz
  800x600 (0x5d) 36.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  824 end  896 total 1024 skew    0 clock  35.16KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  603 total  625           clock  56.25Hz
  848x480 (0x82) 33.750MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   848 start  864 end  976 total 1088 skew    0 clock  31.02KHz
        v: height  480 start  486 end  494 total  517           clock  60.00Hz
  640x480 (0x69) 25.175MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock  31.47KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock  59.94Hz

You’ll need to describe what type of environment you’re hoping for better resolution…

When the OS first boots, you’ll be limited to whatever your BIOS supports (typically VGA, sometimes SVGA)
When the Grub menu appears and you make your kernel selection, the system will use whatever driver is set in GRUB, typically SVGA. The resolution is generally negotiated between hardware and GRUB, but you can over-ride in grub.config (IIRC).
Sometimes earlier, but generally no later than approaching when you would login to your system (even if auto login), the system will load an appropriate “Advanced Video Driver,” which is typically FOSS by default and will depend on your GPU chipset.
By the time you are working in your chosen DE, you should be fully using that Advanced Video Drivers.
Of course, any errors or settings anywhere along the way can mean that step either fails defaulting to what is already running or is configured in a way you wouldn’t prefer.


I am using nouveau because I have an nvidia GT635M (im using a laptop) which works with optimus and is a pain to install. Nouveau has always worked, but suddenly, everything, even MS Windows, has that resolution on the VGA screen. Xrandr doesnt give any other options.

Xorg logs activity. Inspect the log for errors. Lines containing (EE), except the first, are usually real problems. You can upload that log to for our inspection.

This looks like a possible BIOS corruption that a BIOS reset or update/upgrade might clear up. Another possibility is hardware failure, including RAM, as the Intel GPU shares system RAM. More graphical hardware details via the inxi script might help us help you:

cat /proc/cmdline