[clug] SuSE 9.2 and a WSXGA screen - Aaaagh!

linux at d-silva.org linux at d-silva.org
Thu Jun 23 21:56:29 GMT 2005

In your xorg.conf/XFree86.conf (from my FreeBSD laptop, Radeon 9600,
1680x1050, builtin Radeon driver):

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Radeon (generic)"
	Driver "radeon"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen 1"
	Device "Radeon (generic):
	Monitor "<your monitor here>"
	DefaultDepth 24

	Subsection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1680x1050"
		ViewPort 0 0

I would suggest getting this configuration working first (its 2D only), then
downloading the driver from ATI's website to get 3D acceleration working
(and bitch at them a bit for me to get a FreeBSD driver).

Alastair D'Silva            mob: 0423 762 819
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+clug=d-silva.org at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:linux-bounces+clug=d-silva.org at lists.samba.org] On 
> Behalf Of ellisfamily
> Sent: Friday, 24 June 2005 12:52 AM
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [clug] SuSE 9.2 and a WSXGA screen - Aaaagh!
> Hi, all.
> I have a new laptop at work that has a WSXGA screen, and when 
> I put SuSE 9.2 on it the screen had lots of vertical stripes 
> on it. I checked with an outboard display and got the same 
> result. (I checked by booting a live CD Knoppix 3.8.2 and the 
> screen went black.) SuSE because I like it, and have a home 
> machine running that config and I like it and understand it a little.
> Here's what will make you green (either envy or the gag reflex!):
> Acer Travelmate 8104WLMi
> Pentium M 760 processor @ 2GH 533MHz FSB2MB L2 cache 15.4" 
> WSXGA TFT LCD screen (1680 x 1050 native resolution; 32 bit 
> colour; it also allows 1400x1050, 1280x1024, 1280x 768, 
> 1152x864, 1024x768, 1024x600, 800x600, ) ATI Mobility Radeon 
> X700 with 128MB RAM 80GB HD (so I was generous with the Linux 
> allocation) DVD/CD drive
> I have re-installed using the "manual" settings to give me 
> the option of setting the screen, but the setting didn't 
> "stick" and I got the same result.
> I have searched out one article on installing to a WSXGA 1680 
> x 1050 lappy, using an older Fedora, but it's not much help.
> I can't get along to the meeting, but I'd be happy to meet 
> someone for a 'consultation' on an "all care but no 
> responsibility" basis with the machine.
> With thanks,
> Peter 
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