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Re: [SLE] 9.1 Issues
  • From: David Johanson <dcjohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 08:32:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <4099DBF4.6090000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Mike McMullin wrote:

On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 03:01, Hans du Plooy wrote:

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 20:24, L. Mark Stone wrote:

1. The eval CD (just like 9.0) misidentifies my monitor and so
misconfigures X with out of range frequencies => blank screen. I have a
Samsung SyncMaster 957MB. 9.0 misidentified this as a SyncMaster 4S,
BTW. 8.2 had no problems with this monitor.

Not sure how to fix your problem but I would like to mention something. For years, every single linux distro I tried, with the exception of
Knoppix, misdetected my monitor (LG Studioworks 55V). I e-mailed
feedback (when the e-mail option was still around) and gave them my
monitor's specs, and in the next release (9.0) my monitor was detected
and setup correctly.


I wonder what would be invloved in editing the monitor database in
SuSE so that my Sony Multiscan 110 GS actually shows up and configs
correctly.

Mike

I had a similar problem with 9.0 and a Sony Tritron monitor. After setting upa system using an old monitor which 9.0 did tetect and correctly configure, I gave the system back to the owner for whom I was converting a win only box to a dual boot box. When he took it home and connected it to his monitor, the Sony, 9.0 refiesed to run in graphics mode. So he brought me the entire system to play with.

I connected everything up and booted to failsafe mode and then ran sax2 -l. It immediately presented me with a 640 x 480 blue screen with tux in the corner. From there I had to work HARD to get the desired screen resolution as YaST just didn't want to cooperate, at all. But after roughly an hour of fussing with it I got it to behave nicely! (applause) Two things however struct me as odd. When I got into YaST and looked at the choice of monitor, YaST had already - prior to my doing anything to it - properly identified the monitor, a Sony Trinitron HMD-A200 AND the exact H (30 - 7- kHz) & V (48 - 120Hz) deflection frequencies for it! Yet, it had consistently REFUSED to boot into the gui. After my fooling around and setting the display to 1024 x 768 with 24 bit color it repeatedly booted into the gui. Seems VERY odd to me.

Does this give you any ideas or help?

dave


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