After reading a lot and installing, every mayor distro to my PC (opensuse, ubuntu, mint, fedora, mandriva, etc.) i still get a maximum display resolution of 800x600 no matter what i do; I tryed disabling KMS, nomodeset, changing drivers, and the list goes on and on, finally I got information that the newer linux kernels doesnt support this chipset anymore(¿? or what ever is this i740 thing) i red about this in a ubuntu forum and i also got the same at an arch forum.
If i use puppy linux everithing is ok, also i have a knoppix livecd an old one with kde 3 that works fine, so i guess it is the kernel right?, my questions are:
1.- Can I downgrade the opensuse 11.3 default kernel to the last kernel that supported i740? will everithing be ok or not? and if so how should i do it? i dont know anything about compiling from source, but ive heard is not htat difficult, this could be the time to learn lol!
2.- if the above is imposible wich linux distro ships with a compatible kernel for me and if posibly with kde 3.5? puupy linux is great, but i still rather prefer something more “K” Is this posible because i believe knoppix for exaple now ships with lxde coz kde 3 is dead now :’( it doesnt matter is not the latest version of the distro for example my knoppix runs fine it is version 5.something, is 6.x still compatible for me? i know this 2nd question is off topic but i cant find anything in google shurely because i dont know what to look for anymore!
thanks for your help in andvance and sorry for my english!!!