Vaio screen resolution issue

Hi, I just forayed into the linux os market, and I am quite impressed with the quality of application, UI that openSuse has. Well my laptop is a Vaio PCG-GRT100P with an nvidia GeForce4 go 420 32M, and the native resolution on windows is SXGA+. I downloaded the latest nvidia drivers, but when I tried changing the resolution to SXGA+ 60Hz, I now have a black screen…, I’m only able to use the linux installation in failsafe mode. Any changes that I test on the screen resolution, gives me dead screen :frowning:

Any workarounds, solution from anyone ?


What method did you use for installing drivers: package or compiling from source?

Thanks! :slight_smile:

You can test X-server settings in failsafe mode (runlevel 3) with the sax2 utility. You need to be root user first of course (either by logging in as root or with ‘su’ command). Then:

sax2 -r

It will give you the chance to save a desired configuration. Then you can change to runlevel 5 (X-server with desktop) with

init 5

If you still have problems, you can get a basic working X-server with

sax2 -r -m 0=vesa (X will use basic vesa driver)

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and post the output here.