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[opensuse] New monitor, no hi-definition
I bought a new Samsung 23" monitor. It has an HDMI connector, which doesn't seem to work, and a VGA connector, which does.

At first, with the HDMI, it worked beautifully in both Windows xp and opensuse 12.1. After a couple of weeks, the HDMI connection failed. Windows shows huge images that you have to push against the edges of the monitor to get to the entire image (sorry, I can't think of a better way to describe it), and suse just says "the monitor reports an invalid VESA mode of 0x31A" and refuses to boot.

I tried the VGA connection, and Windows gives a beautiful 1920X1080 image. suse boots, but refuses to go above 1280X1024,which the monitor insists on stretching to the full 1920X1080, giving an ugly, distorted image. With the loss of SAX2, I don't know how to make suse do the right thing on the VGA connector. Google gives a number of similar situations with fixes for ubuntu, but none seem to match mine, and I don't know what to put into the video configuration file to get it.

Is there a way to get suse to give me 1920X1080 through the VGA connection?

John Perry
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