First-timer here but I’ve been using Ubuntu casually for a few months. Just installed openSUSE 11.2 GNOME on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 P3 laptop that recently has WinXP Pro and Ubuntu Karmic Koala. The video card is Trident Cyberblade XP and the video chipset is Intel 82815. How do I copy the two driver files, called “ati_drv.so” and “trident_drv.so” from Ubuntu into where in openSUSE, and how do I actually make changes to /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager so that the current screen resolution 1024x768 in Ubuntu is repeated in openSUSE? As it is right now, the resolution is only 800x600 because I just installed openSUSE?
(ie boot direct to run level 3, do not go there via init 3 from run level 5, and then login as a regular user, switch to root permissions, and run sax2 with appropriate arguments). Or if there is already an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file present, try renaming it to something else, and then boot with no xorg.conf and see what happens.
I went to the link you gave entitled “openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users” but I did not see where I can set screen resolution, screen refresh rate, horizontal and vertical frequencies,etc. for the graphic card. Am I overlooking something? Could you show me how?
Hello again, oldcpu,
Ok. I just did boot to run level 3 and forced sax2 to create an xorg.cof file for either the ati or intel driver. Here’s what the screen shows:
sax2 -r -m 0=ati (2nd round: 0=intel)
Sax: no X-server is running
Sax: will start own server if needed
ISax: could not import file: /var/cache/sax/files/config at /usr/sbin/isax line 199
SPP: prepare device (0) profile: nobus
SPP: including prepared profiles
xc: sorry could not start configuration server
xc: for details refer to the log file: /var/log/Sax.log
xc: abort (this is what I typed to get back to the command prompt below)
I should also point out that at the bottom of the GRUB screen there’s a window showing: “Boot option” “vesa=0x317”
Does this boot option (vesa=0x317) give any useful information? I also noted that in Ubuntu Karmic Koala VGA=791(current resolution 1024x768).
I trust the above is helpful,and I would appreciate hearing from you.
I chose OK. Then I selected TEST to test the revised config
Screen looks full (OK) so I hit SAVE
#shutdown -r now
Voila! I solved the problem and now get my 1024x768 resolution back!
Thank you very much for your help. This is way easier than the Ubuntu way which involves editing xorg.conf file, and I often had to do this when upgrading to a new Ubuntu version because of kernel changes.
Congratulations on solving this and thankyou for sharing your solution.
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