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ok for those that don't know I installed ati driver 8.32.5 on suse 10.2 and now yast won't work to change my screen res..it's stuck at 800X600 on a 19inch LG FLATRON L1915S lcd monitor....the max I know it will work at is [email protected] is what I used to run.

 

This is what I've tried....

 

lots of diff settings in yast with vessa lcd and lg settings including getting tape measure out and manually setting screen size, res ect no joy.. :thud:

 

so next tried to change the file where I think the screen settings are stored...

 

this is what I've done, gone into file manager super user located etc/X11 and then copied each of the following files 1 at a time onto my desktop as backup(noticed I never needed to coz it made backups anyway,but better safe than sorry.) then used Kwrite to alter every where that had 800X600 into 1280X1024 and everywhere that had a value greater than 60HZ to 60HZ then saved and rebooted to see if it fixed it. no joy... :bang:

 

I only worked on 1 file at a time and restored it when the changes never worked before moving onto the next 1...

 

xorg.conf.saxsave

xorg.conf.original-0

xorg.conf

xorg.conf.fglrx-0

xorg.conf.install

 

so what I need to know is EVERYTHING!!! :rofl2:

 

Are these the right files I need to change?? if not what are??

 

and what else can I try to fix the prob??

 

as a last resort will unload the driver and try another install but need to know how to make sure it's fully unloaded too..

 

By the way just noticed I have an ati panel in the menu but when I click on it nothing happens, but when I had suse 10.1 it used to display something ..not that I ever used it so can't remember what the something was.. :laughing:

 

ok thanks everyone. :beer:

 

haven't had this much fun on my pc for ages... :pullhair: :crash: :bang:

 

:rofl2:

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The xorg.conf is the one to edit terry. The others are copies and backups. Now, exactly what to edit where, I shall not attempt to say. :mrgreen:

 

But your monitors manual and it's specs are at http://www.lge.com/support/software.jsp. I can't post a direct link to your L1915S stuff because "right clicking is not allowed".

 

I read the specs. The only thing I don't see is the horizontal and vertical screen size in mm. The overall size is there, but not the screen, or I missed it. You can do w/o that I think.

 

Horizontal Freq. 30 - 83kHz

Vertical Freq. 56 - 75Hz

 

Enter that in YaST, hadware, graphics card and monitor, change.... along with 5/4 aspect ratio, [email protected]

 

Tripple check all that before you do tho cause I might have made a mistake.

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The xorg.conf is the one to edit terry. The others are copies and backups. Now, exactly what to edit where, I shall not attempt to say. :mrgreen:

 

Right clicking works for me, But you could always disable scripting for that page.

 

Bloody Javascript.

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sorry duan. don't know how to copy and paste with "code" ... :rofl2:

 

i do know that the changes I make are being loaded coz when I start yast after making them they show vesa 1280X1024 instead of 800X600 but still no joy.... do remember in that log john posted a link of for me that it listed a load of screen res somewhere and 800X600 was the max. so think the driver is telling my card it can only use upto 800X600...guessing... :laughing: so have decided to try and completly unload that driver get my screen res back and then try again with that driver....

 

thanks everyone :beer:

 

wish me luck .... :laughing:

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ok everything seems to be going to plan got back my screen res by using one of johns commands "sax2 -r -m 0=radeon"

su password

cd /usr/src/linux

make mrproper

make cloneconfig

make modules_prepare

make clean

rpm -e $(rpm -qa | grep fglrx)

 

which I think cleans out all old drivers

 

then downloaded a clean copy of driver and am in the middle of running it got as far as package generation complete.

 

but this is what it says and WHAT I NEED TO KNOW!!

"important to save your x window configuration file" ..... what,where how??... :lol:

"and then run aticonfig to complete the configuration of the display settings"

 

not going any farther till I get an answer coz think thats where I went wrong last time..I just ran aticonfig and it installed but display res was knackered.. :crash: :lol:

 

SO PLEASE, A QUICK ANSWER!!!!

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you would save it somwhere that you can access it from run level 3, then you can use it to get x running again!

 

example your home directory :lol:

 

theres a little tab that looks like this # when you post, click one for the beggining and once for the end

 

then you get

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you would save it somwhere that you can access it from run level 3, then you can use it to get x running again!

 

example your home directory lol.gif

 

ok save what?? where is it?? and how do I save it??... :lol:

 

theres a little tab that looks like this # when you post, click one for the beggining and once for the end

 

couldn't see tab # anywhere.....must be blind.... :rofl2:

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just in case this helps anyone the ati window says generated package has been placed in the current directory(what ever that is)

and the log file has been stored to /usr/share/ati.

 

:shrug:

 

edit: thanks duan I know where that is and how to save it..... :rofl2:

 

why didn't it say that in the first place? ...... :rofl2:

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now you need to know how to operate your system manually by command line :lol:

 

as there is no gui in run level 3

 

edit: you do know how to restore your xorg in run level 3?

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here's mine. Can you guys see where I edited it just a little at the end :-) :mrgreen:

 

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  ([email protected])  Mon Oct 16 22:13:07 PDT 2006

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	 "Default Layout"
	Screen		 "Default Screen" 0 0
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice	"cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice	"eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"

	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath		"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath		"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load		   "i2c"
	Load		   "bitmap"
	Load		   "ddc"
	Load		   "extmod"
	Load		   "freetype"
	Load		   "glx"
	Load		   "int10"
	Load		   "type1"
	Load		   "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	 "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		 "kbd"
	Option		 "CoreKeyboard"
	Option		 "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option		 "XkbModel" "pc104"
	Option		 "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	 "Configured Mouse"
	Driver		 "mouse"
	Option		 "CorePointer"
	Option		 "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option		 "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
	Option		 "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option		 "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	 "Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		 "synaptics"
	Option		 "SendCoreEvents" "true"
	Option		 "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option		 "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option		 "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

													  # /dev/input/event
													  # for USB
	Identifier	 "stylus"
	Driver		 "wacom"
	Option		 "Device" "/dev/wacom"		  # Change to 
	Option		 "Type" "stylus"
	Option		 "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"			   # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

													  # /dev/input/event
													  # for USB
	Identifier	 "eraser"
	Driver		 "wacom"
	Option		 "Device" "/dev/wacom"		  # Change to 
	Option		 "Type" "eraser"
	Option		 "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"			   # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

													  # /dev/input/event
													  # for USB
	Identifier	 "cursor"
	Driver		 "wacom"
	Option		 "Device" "/dev/wacom"		  # Change to 
	Option		 "Type" "cursor"
	Option		 "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"			   # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	 "Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync	   28.0 - 84.0
	VertRefresh	 43.0 - 60.0
	Option		 "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	 "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce Go 6600]"
	Driver		 "nvidia"
Option 		"AddARGBGLXVisuals" 		"true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	 "Default Screen"
	Device		 "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce Go 6600]"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   1
		Modes	  "1680x1050"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   4
		Modes	  "1680x1050"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   8
		Modes	  "1680x1050"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   15
		Modes	  "1680x1050"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   16
		Modes	  "1680x1050"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection	 "Display"
		Depth	   24
		Modes	  "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x854" "1280x720" "1024x768" "800x600" "1440x960" "1152x768" "854x480" "768x576" "720x480" "640x480" "320x240" "320x200"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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nope :rofl2:

 

but can root password sax2 default to get back to a desktop... :lol:

 

anyway moot point at minute coz it didn't work... :(

 

got no 3d no fgl_glxgears but got 1280X1024.... :rofl2: :crash: :crash:

 

can prob get 3d back again by using sax2 -r -m 0=radeon

 

off to try again...thanks :beer:

 

will start a new topic IF I work out how I did it in the first place and as long as I have 1280X1024.... :rofl2:

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John stop napping!!! where are you when I need you!!! :laughing:

 

everyone's left me.... :(

 

hope they gone off to find out where this x window file thingy is.... :lol:

 

Sorry terry, I took more than a nap this time. I got a full night's sleep! I find that is mandatory to fix me up when I have a really bad case of the stupids which I did. :lol:

 

Several folks here are much better than I am with configuring X, editing your xorg.conf, etc.

 

If you get no joy soon, I will take another shot at it. But it will be a week or two probably. I need to do at least 2 things before taking on ATI (does not suck :lol:) again: 1) get an ATI card that is supported in SUSE 10.2/Xorg 7.2 RC2 , and 2) read the correct release notes! :laughing:

 

I plan to get the card anyway.

 

Also, I cannot install the x86_64 ver right now which would be a sensible thing to do I think when trying to help someone who is running it. I shutdown my only 64 bit (Tyan) machine and set it aside while waiting on a backup BIOS chip to get here. I am playing with the Linux BIOS on it and the Tyan make a lousy door stop.

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Right clicking works for me, But you could always disable scripting for that page.

 

Bloody Javascript.

 

If I disable javascript and/or java in firefox, the menus don't work for me. You start by selecting a continent and that works. But next you have to select a country and that menu is empty when opened. :shrug:
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heres a little tab that looks like this # when you post, click one for the beggining and once for the end

Now that I can do. They'll be a link to a screenshot of this post edited in when I get it uploaded.

 

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edit: Last button on the right. The mouse cursor doesn't show, but there's a white outline around the button.

 

http://www.simplico.org/code-button1.png

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terry post your xorg[code]

sorry duanster been busy and in the end could get fglx running at 800x600 and be able to change my res to 1280x1024 with no 3d but not both so decided on clean install and try again so lost log before I read this...

edit: Last button on the right. The mouse cursor doesn't show, but there's a white outline around the button. Edited by terry1966
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Terry, you can practice without posting anything. :lol:

 

If you're a little shy, just find a part of the pit no one reads much and pretend to post. :lol: Instead of clciking the "add reply button, click the "Preview Post" button and see what you've done.

 

You can also just manually use code and quote tags. In general, they both are in this form:

 

[blah]------------[/blah]

 

Now, same thing but using quote then code:

 

------------

------------

The reason for using code instead of quote is that code preserves your exact spacing whereas quote does not. Both the above have nothing but 12 dashes. Note the different appearance

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