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Re: [opensuse] Time To Call It A Day
  • From: Dave Plater <dave.plater@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:33:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <49D4785D.3070300@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Dave Barton wrote:
I have been following the recent list threads regarding nVidia issues,
in the hope that I might glean something to resolve my problem.

Until a couple of weeks ago I have been running 11.1 x86_64 on box with
an nVidia GF 7300LE card driving a ViewSonic VX2235wm LCD monitor at
it's native 1680x1050 resolution. The card died and I replaced it with a
GF 9600GT. To cut a ridiculously long story short, I have tried every
conceivable option I can think of (eg. sax2 -r -m 0=nv, with and without
the nVidia drivers, direct editing of xorg.conf, totally clean install)
to restore the 1680x1050 resolution.

Without the nVidia drivers I can achieve a maximum resolution of
800x600, with the drivers I get an "eye blasting" 640x480, both of which
are as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

Endless Googling and list searching have not unearthed anything useful.

Is there, by any chance, someone on this list running 11.x on a box with
a 9600GT driving a VX2235wm at it's native 1680x1050 resolution? If so,
would they please enlighten me as to how this is done?

I have been using "battling" SuSE/OpenSUSE for around 15 years and
overcome numerous configuration hurdles and obstacles, but this one
makes me think it's now time to call it a day.

TIA

Dave

I'm not running a 9600GT but have you tried the 180.44 driver
from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us and if you
are running kde (I'm not sure where it is on other gui menus) go to
system > configuration > Configure NVIDIA X Server Settings or simply
type nvidia-settings in a terminal or enter it into the run menu. Note
that this program has to be run by root for the settings to stick. It
enables you to do anything that is possible with your graphics card.
Regards
Dave P

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