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Re: [opensuse] "Interesting" SAX2 Issue
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 18:14:57 -0500
  • Message-id: <200701031814.57692.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday January 03 2007 10:00 am, Gordon Keehn wrote:
> I just installed OpenSuSE 10.2 on an IBM A60 (video adapter
> unknown; it's at home and I'm at work) that had previously had 10.1
> installed. When I originally installed 10.1, after the first boot I got
> a popup stating that my monitor geometry was unknown, and did I want to
> configure it (or words to that effect). I clicked "Yes" and SAX2 opened
> up, letting me select the screen resolution and color density I desired.
> I wasn't, therefore, surprised when I got the same popup after
> installing 10.2. (Installing, not "updating to"; several other things
> happened on this box in the meantime.) What DID surprise me was that,
> after setting resolution and screen density in SAX2 and clicking "Test"
> when prompted, my monitor (an IBM G96 19" CRT) displayed a (brightly
> colored) flashing screen stating that the display parameters were
> incorrect (again, or words to that effect). Pressing <Space> several
> times got me back to SAX2, but anything I did at that point resulted in
> the same problem. I eventually recovered by booting to Failsafe mode
> and restoring (i.e. renaming) the original configuration file in
> /etc/X11. This time when I rebooted and received the monitor geometry
> popup, I selected "No". The popup closed leaving me with the screen
> resolution I wanted. I don't know about color density (yet) but it is
> at least 65536 colors (16 bit).
> Now I'm afraid to do anything to probe or modify my display
> settings. Has anyone else run into this kind of strangeness configuring
> their display for the first time?

Yep.....with older hardware, I have. What you need are the specs. for that
monitor.....refresh rates.

Fred

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