I am running suse 11.2 64bit, with an nvidia geforce 9500 gt video card with 1gig mem. I have little or no experience with video, and have generally used onboard video until now. After receiving the recent kernel update I have lost effective video with my webcame running in my virtual machines in XP Pro. While trying to track down the problem I have come across a few things that puzzle me; first, in windows, I have color depth of 32bit true color and in the linux side in x it is 24bit- why? Also stumbled on to “metamode” which provides a list of various resolutions mine is set at 1 1920 x 1200 +0 +0 and down the list is 1920 x 1200 60_0 +0 +0 what is the Dif. what does the 60_0 mean etc?? Does this make any difference at all? Could it be causing my problems with the web cam in virtual windows? And finally is there a particular web sight that could give good instructions on managing video cards?
Very interesting. I’m beginning to “look around” for new (more current) hardware and found that very informative.