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Re: [opensuse] VGA mode question
On 2012-10-05 13:11 (GMT+0700) Constant Brouerius van Nidek composed:

Felix Miata wrote:

1-Which OS version?

openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 0 (i586) Kernel: 3.6.0-rc7-1-desktop
KDE Development Platform: 4.9.2 "release 511")
My question was general. Not directly connected with the OS version used

Problems encountered using 12.3 should be discussed either on the opensuse-factory list, or one of the other devel lists if the issue is more specific to one of them. Raising issues with a devel version on this list is destined for little or no attention.

2-What's your display type?

17" cathode monitor

3-What's your display's native resolution?

Native, no idea but this is some info.

Native resolution applies and is relevant mostly only to flat screen displays. Few CRTs have any such thing.

4-What video chip(s) (output from lscpi line that includes VGA)?

VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650
PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

This is an uncommon device, probably little used by developers on their most used systems, and much like old hardware, likely gets minimal attention as long as users fail to report problems in an appropriate location and manner.

5-How are you determining how many bits are being used?

Was always set auto-magically. No idea where it can be found.

For most, auto-magic works well enough.

6-Does /etc/X11/xorg.conf exist? If so, what's in it?

Does not exist. Only xorg.conf.install

7-Changed mode to 316/317/1024x768 exactly how?

Changed at the bootloader. Found no other places that let me change the
modes. Missing sax (think it was called).

Changing at bootloader applies only outside of X. X relies on auto-magic, and config files if they exist.

8-Are you discussing KDE trouble exclusively, or also the ttys?

Used LXDE and Icewm with the same color problem

9-KDE3, or KDE4?


10-Have you tried changing font sizes by any method other than mode
changing? 11-What does "big update" mean?

Have used 1024x768 for a very long time and never found a reason to
change it. Unknown territory. It worked so why change a working system.
After a update with 28 new xf86- input and video drivers my VGA mode was
changed into 1289x1024.

Upgrading from a release to a development version it's expected that problems result. If your observation is not an isolated incident it needs to be reported in a bug if no existing bug on the issue can be found in the bug tracker.

12-How long ago was your original install?

12.1 original

That answer is a what, not a when.

Remember, this is not an appropriate place to continue 12.3 discussion.
"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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