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Re: [opensuse] Problem Installing Older Distro
Bob Rea wrote on 2014-09-12 12:31 (GMT-0400):

I recently acquired a Lenovo 515 Desktop. I tried to install 11.3 which I
had downloaded a while back and accidentally blew away Windows 8.1, which
was an ugly mess. One I got it installed and running KDE, it set the
resolution of the Dell P990.

What is "it"? The installer? And for what, the ttys, or X/KDE, or both?

No other resolution is available. This means

What do you mean "no other"? None other than what?

that the viewport is too small. Some apps I have scroll bars and others

Is only a portion of the screen being used, or is what should be on screen
cut off offscreen? If offscreen/cut off, the mode used has scan settings out
of range for the presets and existing customs and needs to be adjusted using
the P990's control buttons.

Has anyone else had suck a problem, and if so, how have you dealt with it.

Long ago, with the P990's replacement, the P991:
If they're essentially the same, yours may have developed an EDID problem. I
had a bunch of P991s, and AFAIR, each eventually developed EDID failure if
they didn't have it on arrival.

If SaX2 is working, or if your KDE display controls are working, try choosing
the Dell P991 display, which should offer whichever mode you prefer. The P991
has/had a full selection from 640x480 all the way up through 2048x1536 for
anyone whose eyes can handle tiny tiny everything. The P990 should handle at
least up to 1600x1200 if not 2048x1536.

Even if neither SaX2 or KDE will work for you, 11.3 does respond to
PreferredMode that you can set in xorg.conf manually if using any of the
popular KMS-supported gfxchip drivers, Intel, Radeon & Nouveau.

Even if your Radeon HD8330 chip is too new for 11.3's Radeon driver, you
should still be able to get totally functional 1024x768 using Xorg's vesa
driver on that P990.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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