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[opensuse] Advice needed re getting setting right for new monitor
I just hooked up a new 27" LG monitor which has 2560x1440 resolution to my 13.1 system and using DVI-D cable. [#]

Previously I was using a 24" monitor with 1920x1080 resolution which was connected using HDMI cable.

The video card I am using in Nvidia Geforce 660 which can handle the 2560x1440 resolution.

OK, I knew that I would have to make adjustments in 13.1 for this new monitor but:

* when I boot the computer I do not see the GRUB menu;

* it takes a loooong time to finally get the normal oS theme (which shows the gecko on the 'vine' tree on the RH of the screen; and

* there is nothing else visible - normally you see the user name and the request to enter the logon password, but this is not visible;

* on a hunch I typed in the password and got logged in.

After I logged in I went to use the nVidia settings (Gecko>Applications>Applications>Nvidia X Server Settings) and while the settings recognised the monitor and its resolution I could not save the setting to /etc/X11/xorg.conf because I did "not have root" privileges.

Trying to login as root fails because, as I stated above, the login menu is invisible.

Also, running 'nvidia-xconfig' a root in a terminal when logged in as myself as the user does not seem to produce the necessary results in /etc/X11/xorg.conf because rebooting results in the same result as mentioned above: no Grub menu, blank screen except for the gecko on the green vine and therefore no logon menu.

Can anyone suggest what I need to do to get 13.1 to boot normally - with the Grub2 menu et al?

[#] The monitor is actually connected to the video card with both HDMI and DVI-D, but on the monitor the DVI-D is selected as the input. The nVidia settings in 13.1 Applications>Nvidia X Server Settings recognises both but has the DVI-D as the default connection (giving 2560x1440 resolution) while the unused HDMI connection shows 1920x1080 as the resolution - which is why I chose the DVI-D connector.


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12.3 & kernel 3.13.6-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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