Setting up Wide Screen on Suse 9 with KDE - Portable

This is a discussion on Setting up Wide Screen on Suse 9 with KDE - Portable ; Hello all, Not sure if this is a Suse (sax2, yast2), KDE, or XF86Config issue. I=3Fve just installed Suse 9 with updates to a Toshiba Laptop and got the 5238 Nvidia driver installed and working. The monitor is a widescreen ...

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  1. Setting up Wide Screen on Suse 9 with KDE


    Hello all,

    Not sure if this is a Suse (sax2, yast2), KDE, or XF86Config issue.

    I=3Fve just installed Suse 9 with updates to a Toshiba Laptop and got the
    5238 Nvidia driver installed and working.

    The monitor is a widescreen 1280x800@60hz resoloution and unfortunatly
    it doesn't report EDID/DDC information, so I've had to manually add a
    modeline and Screen/Display section to Xconfig.

    To be honest, I did setup Redhat with Gnome successfully on this Laptop
    before throwing RedHat aside and going for Suse 9.

    I=3Fm using the same modeline that I had from that installation and
    everything worked out well.

    On Suse 9, KDE is starting up, but the Control Center->Desktop->Size &
    Orientation reports the max resolution as 1024x768 and the screen still
    looks stretched.

    I created a jpg at 1280x10 pixels just to make sure I wasn't seeing
    things and indeed, it can not display the full width of the jpg.

    I commented out the other resolutions in XF86Config and have just the
    1280x800 one active.

    Going into YaST2, it's reporting the the resolution correctly at
    1280x800, but still when testing the configuration from SaX2 (XFine2)
    it's reporting 1024x768!

    Is there some trick for this?

    Is KDE picking up the information from another source?

    Is SaX2 setting something in regards to the monitor resolution that KDE
    is picking up?

    I don't see a place in SaX2 to add a monitor definition and the faq on
    suse only mentions adding the modeline.

    Other than looking at XF86Config for display resolutions, is there a way
    within KDE to report what the current desktop and display resolution it
    is running at?

    Thanks for the help.

    -Scott



    Here=3Fs my current XF86Config:



    # /.../
    # SaX generated XFree86 config file
    # Created on: 2004-01-04T16:20:30-0800.
    #
    # Version: 4.7
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer , 2002
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
    InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
    InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
    InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
    InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
    InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
    InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
    InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
    InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
    InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "type1"
    Load "speedo"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    Load "v4l"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "Name" "Autodetection"
    Option "Protocol" "ps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    HorizSync 31-105
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    Option "DPMS"
    VendorName "Generic"
    VertRefresh 50-75
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1280x800" 104.35 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Option "NvAGP" "1"
    BoardName "GeForce FX Go5100"
    BusID "1:0:0"
    VideoRam 32768
    Driver "nvidia"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection



  2. Re: Setting up Wide Screen on Suse 9 with KDE

    i just went to: http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl
    and put 1280 X 800 in and got the modeline
    1280x800@0 0.00 1280 1312 1312 1344 800 820 820 841

    When i set up my wide screen monitor i to had to add a line
    to my XF86Config file then i ran control center
    yast2/hardware/grapics card and monitor
    click change then click color resolution then propertis
    then expert then enter resolution click add, then your resolution
    will be displayed and all ready checked click ok then finalize
    and then test to test. the rest you will be able to work out

    Hope it helps



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