Need help on this instructions to Tumbleweed

Hello i just recently downloaded OPENSUSE tumbleweed, before i was using linux mint, and i followed this instructions to enable my monitor to have 120hz. I Just realized that tumbleweed does things differently than linux mint. Can anyone help me convert this steps to tumbleweed?

Download the file below and extract the edid.bin file.


Create an edid folder and move the edid.bin file to it, but change your-user-name to your actual user name:

sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/edid && sudo mv /home/your-user-name/Downloads/edid.bin /lib/firmware/edid

Open the grub file: xed admin:///etc/default/grub

Change this line:


To this:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash drm.edid_firmware=edid/edid.bin”

Update grub: sudo update-grub

Create the following initramfs hook, by creating an edid file in /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/ and making it executable and opening it for editing:

sudo touch /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/edid && sudo chmod +x /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/edid && xed admin:///etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/edid

Add these lines:

mkdir -p ${DESTDIR}/lib/firmware/edid
cp /lib/firmware/edid/edid.bin ${DESTDIR}/lib/firmware/edid

Update the initial ramdisk: sudo update-initramfs -u

Reboot. If the custom EDID is being used, then dmesg | grep edid will list something like this:

[drm] Got external EDID base block and 1 extension from “edid/edid.bin” for connector “eDP-1”

If you can’t change the refresh rate in the Display app, then use this command and then try again:
xrandr --output eDP-1 --set "max bpc" 6

Also try: xrandr --output eDP-1 --set "Broadcast RGB" "Limited 16:235"

A good idea for the future would be to post a new thread with a title:

“How do I configure TW to enable 120hz for the monitor”

There might be a better, more modern way to configure for it.

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If the Tumbleweed you installed is a current version, it would be substantially newer than the Mint you were using. It might not need that special configuration to support 120Hz.

sadly I don’t see a 120hz still having installed gnome

If your Gnome is running in Wayland, try it in Xorg/X11 to make sure it doesn’t matter which you use.

Find Xorg.0.log in /var/log/ or ~/.local/share/xorg/ and use susepaste to upload it for us to look for clues why 120 isn’t happening. Also, copy and paste here using PRE tags (</> icon above input window) input/output complete with original formatting and shell prompts before and after from any X terminal running inxi -GSaz. Instead of PRE tags, ~~~ alone on lines before and after your paste will have the same effect of preserving the formatting.

Wherever in the Mint instructions you have you see xed admin://, change it to use whichever plain text editor you favor, so if nano is your favorite, xed admin:///etc/default/grub would be changed to sudo nano /etc/default/grub as normal user, or simply nano /etc/default/grub logged in as root. Replace update-grub with update-bootloader --reinit. openSUSE uses dracut -f where your instructions have update-initramfs. man dracut for its syntax. openSUSE doesn’t have file /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/edid, and I don’t know what it does have that corresponds to it, but it may be something that must be setup via /etc/dracut/conf.d/.

Most of the edits to boot files above can be done instead via text mode yast or GUI mode yast2 in its bootloader section.