unable to change resolution

I just upgraded to 11.4 and after finding the right nvidia driver it finally works.
But i cant change my screen resolution to 1280x1040, right now its on 1024x786
Software management says sax2 is installed but when i type it in a console i get the message
“If ‘sax2’ is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf sax2”
Also in yast i can`t find a option to change the resolution of my monitor.

Thanks

I do not know how you upgraded (because you do not tell), but sax2 is not part of openSUSE 11…4

Maybe it would be of help to those who want to help you when you tell something about the hardware (this being in the Hardware forumm, I guess, you thought hardware is an important part of this problem). What is the type of the Nvidia card you have? (I guess it is Nvidia bevcause you talk about the right (which one?) Nvidia driver.

Hello

I upgraded with the dvd
Im sorry if im in the wrong forum, maybe you can tell me what is the right forum to post this thread in?
My nvida card is the geforce 6150se nforce 430
Actually I`m looking for a tool like sax to change my resolution

Thanks

You are in the correct forum. But when you post in the hardware forum, you should also tell what hardware you have. At least that seems logical to me.

But now we have it. I hope people knowing more then I can now try to help you.

In the meantime, my suggestion would be to go to the main menu > System > Configuration > NVIDIA X-Server …
You can at least see there what the NVIDIA driver thinks it finds.

OK Thanks

But i don`t have the option NVIDIA X-Server in my main menu > System > Configuration > ?

… after finding the right nvidia driver …

Maybe you should understand that we are not clairvoyant and that a message like this does not tell us very much about where you searched for it, where you found what, what you did to install it, etc, etc.

Normaly we use the NVIDIA repo: ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/. But even when you did likewise it is good to tell us.Thus we know you did not install some other way.

Remember that it is you who want help and it is better to provide as much information as possible instead of only a minimum (or even none) to get that help.

OK i`m sorry

I installed the nvidia driver trough yast with the ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/ repository
I have these drivers installed
nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop
xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau

Thanks

I did a upgrade and got now the tool main menu > System > Configuration > NVIDIA X-Server …
i tried it and it gives me the maximum resolution of 1024x768.
It doesn`t give me the possibility to change it to a higher resolution.

Is there no one who can help me with this?

On 09/06/2011 12:46 PM, Limabarreto wrote:
> Is there no one who can help me with this?

maybe i can help a little…now that there is enough info provided to try…

to me it looks like running the open source
“xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau” driver to the “geforce 6150se nforce
430” is limited to a “maximum resolution of 1024x768”!

it took THREE post to pull that information out of you (and five post
for you to get it all out)!

in your first post you say you have the “right driver” but, i’m not
actually sure that is the best driver for you to use…

maybe you need to look here to see if you can move from to a better
performance driver, which is probably the proprietary driver made by
nVidia, see here http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

and, for your future information there are two ways i know of to
‘upgrade’ which are supported:

http://tinyurl.com/35p966c
http://tinyurl.com/6kvoflv


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Thanks

The Nvidia repository is listed in yast but it does not give me any new option of a driver;
The only option i see is to install the PAE kernel. Is that the way to go? To instal the PAE kernel?

Before i updated my system with the dvd i tried zypper but it went horrible wrong and gave me a kernel panic.

Thanks for the help
Lima

SO i went to the Nvidia site and put in my hardware info in the drop down menu
Geforce 6150se nforce 430
The site sugested to download the driver 280.13
I downloaded it and logged out and went in console mode
i installed the driver and it suggested to remove nouveau
i removed nouveau trough yast
and installed the nvidia driver again
everything went smooth but when i rebooted my system its in 800x 600 mode? Its even worde now and i don`t know what to do anymore!

On 09/06/2011 03:26 PM, Limabarreto wrote:
>
> The Nvidia repository is listed in yast but it does not give me any new
> option of a driver;

i gave you this link: http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m
which gives info on nvidia drivers, that are NOT in the normal repos…

as far as i know there is a proprietary driver for your card…look
again on the above link, and read:

nvidia - this is the proprietary free (as in free beer) nVidia driver
supplied by nVidia for the latest nVidia hardware. For nVidia hardware
it should have better performance than all other drivers, but it tends
to be a fragile driver and many times a kernel or an xorg update will
break it. In order to install it one must download it from the nVidia
web site (or from a special repository) and then do various hand tweaks
to get it to work. It does NOT come with openSUSE. Here is a link with
some information on how to install this proprietary driver: <link>

then go to the link and read there, and decide if you want to use the
1-click to install the driver offered there…

> The only option i see is to install the PAE kernel. Is that the way to
> go? To instal the PAE kernel?

no, the pae kernel would be no help…where did you get that idea from
what i wrote you?

NOTE: i do not know if you have looked at the driver actually available
on download.nvidia.com or not, but as far as i can tell the driver you
reported that you are using (“xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau”) is not the
proprietary driver and therefore NOT the most capable one available.

let us know how it goes if you are able to move to the better driver,
please.


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On 09/06/2011 05:16 PM, Limabarreto wrote:
> Its even worde now and i dont know what to do anymore!

why didn’t you read the info i gave you four hours ago?

so, now go to http://en.opensuse.org//SDB:NVIDIA_drivers and READ

when you have read the warnings and possible problems, if you want to
click the 1-Click for your video card, you may give it a try.


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So i did the one click install and rebooted the system

Now i don`t get a graphical login
When i do startx i get the message
xauth: file /home/jello/.serverauth.2498 does not exist

fatal server error:
cannot move old log file ´´/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old´´

Please THE X.org Foundation support
at X.Org Wiki - Home
for help

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: connection refused
xinit: server error


xinit failed. /usr/bin/Xorg is not setuid, maybe that`s the reason?
if so either use a display manager (strongly recommended) or adjust /etc/permissions.local

Im sorry to bother you again but i really dont know what to do now?

On 09/06/2011 05:56 PM, Limabarreto wrote:

> What to do now:

i don’t have a /home/[me]/.serverauth either and as far as i recall i’ve
not seen such, ever…so, i guess your system if fully murdered…

i have no idea idea how to repair your system as it stands now…so, i
guess the only way forward from here is to fresh format install…

the good news is you only just ‘upgraded’ two days ago, so you have not
had time to do a lot of customizations…hopefully you followed the
advice of both of the approved upgrade methods and backed up all your
data prior to beginning this saga…

if you didn’t, you probably should boot from a live CD and
copy/backup/transfer ALL your important data to an off machine disk/medium…

and, then do a fresh format install of 11.4 from a known good install
image (do this before you install: http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h)

by the way, you upgraded from what to 11.4? maybe that is the root of
your problems (a faulty ‘upgrade’)…


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OK i did a fres install from a dvd
now when the graphic part is coming up i get a distorted image and can`t login?

I did the zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG01 and got a normal login
still on 1024x768
afterworths i did the one click install of the latest driver from the link you gave me and rebooted the system
however the nvidia can`t go to a higher resolution then 1024x768?

On 09/06/2011 07:46 PM, Limabarreto wrote:
>
> OK i did a fres install from a dvd
> now when the graphic part is coming up i get a distorted image and
> can`t login?

i am sorry you are having such a difficult time!
what is your experience level with Linux? with openSUSE? with SUSE Linux?

did do this before you installed: http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h), and were
there any errors?

did you get the DVD from http://software.opensuse.org/, if not where?

did you FORMAT the linux root and home partitions when you made this
latest fresh install?

how much free space is available once the system is installed?

do you log into KDE as root?

how does the machine perform if you boot from a Live CD downloaded from
http://software.opensuse.org/ and checked with
http://tinyurl.com/455hbml prior to booting?

and, this is your very last chance to say what you upgraded from when
you had that that zypper which “went horrible wrong and gave me a kernel
panic”…

you MUST dump out all of the old cruff built up in your system…the
only way to do that is:

-make sure ALL data is backed up to an off machine location

-FORMAT the linux root and home partition during the install


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I`m on suse since 2001 and never had such a hard time.
I know the basic stuff when it comes to shell and kde. Most of the time when there where problems i looked it up using google

Yes the dvd is fine

Yes

No i did not (Stupid i realize now)

Some 400GB

No i do not.

It performs well without any problems.

I upgraded from 11.2 to 11.3
later i did a fresh install of 11.4 with a dvd

I will do that now

Thanks again!


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