I have installed openSUSE 11.4 from live DVD… The Installation screens appeared to display properly in my TV. However , post installation , the display is completely gone , there are only horizontal stripes displayed. Then I rebooted to Failsafe mode and I was able to see a workable screen …The problem again is that the fonts are too small and not at all legible. I am able to see that SUSE has identified the Nvidia Driver and identified the TV and the resolution… But I want to change it to a more bigger resolution…
I thought I could remove “nouveau” and set the display to “Xvesa”…How do I do that?? On terminal I am trying to kill the nouveau processes and giving rmmod nouveau , but not successful.
How do I cahnge to a better resolution? Maybe 12801084 or 1280768?
You need to install the NVIDA driver. Go to Yast Software Repositories add the NVIDIA repo from the community list. Then go to Software Management and search for nvidia and install it.
You most likely need to add in the kernel load option called nomodeset. You can type this in just before pressing the enter key to load/start openSUSE. This is one of the commands used in the failsafe startup, which you can manually add as root to the openSUSE startup line in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. I suggest you take a look at the following blog on the subject.
Installing the nVIDIA Video Driver the Hard Way - Blogs - openSUSE Forums
I have suse on a TV and all I needed to do was install the NVIDIA driver. It has a program that allows you to set the overscan options. This is what you need to get rid of the black area around the image. But with that said I had this setup for a long time. Way before the current 11 series of suse. So here is a link for you that might help:
SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
argon99, Old analog TV’s did overscan the image meaning the picture sent was larger than the viewable picture on the TV which helped with linearity issues and older graphic cards could be set to underscan to prevent the loss of the picture around the edges. LCD TV’s work like computer monitors and do not over or underscan the picture normally.