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Month: November 2012

Re: [trinity-users] OpenSUSE 12.2 Step by Step Installation

From: Francois Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:58:20 +0100
Le 27/11/2012 00:36, Patrick Serru a écrit :
> Le lundi 26 novembre 2012, François ANDRIOT a écrit :
>> Le 26/11/2012 22:04, Felix Miata a écrit :
>>> On 2012-11-26 14:59 (GMT+0200) Eren composed:
>>>> I just want to install TDE to my minimal installation of OpenSUSE
>>>> 12.2. I
>>>> installed minimal OpenSUSE without X however, I installed minimal X and
>>>> Trinity but, when I edited the /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager to  kdm
> and
>>>> windowmanger to startkde it didn't start.
>>> What exactly did happen when you tried?
>>>> Hence, when I looked at /opt/trinity/bin/ inside I saw kdm and
> startkde.
>>>> If someone installed TDE to OpenSUSE 12.2, will tell me to steps after
>>>> installing and configuring minimal OpenSUSE?
>>> I've not yet tried TDE on OS, but will once I've found instructions to
>>> get it
>>> using zypper. My usual OS installation method is from minimal X to
>>> KDE3 via zypper.
>> Hello,
>> I've just tried a virtual machine installed with "minimal X";
>> Then I installed "trinity-tdebase" (to have a minimal TDE environment).
>> Then configure DISPLAYMANAGER with full path to kdm.
>> DISPLAYMANAGER="/opt/trinity/bin/kdm"
>> it works as expected.
>> Francois
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>         Hi all,
>          I have not successfully installed neither Suse 12.2, nor Fedora 17
> nor Ubuntu with TDE. Everything worked fine at 1024x768 but not 1380x1024.
> I think that I saw a "TDE live CD" functioning in 1380x1024, but which one
> (?), I also saw my screen saying that the frequencies were out of range. I
> unsuccessfully tryed some X related commands found in Ubuntu web site. That
> is, I still dont have a clean TDE installation. Can you see this type of X
> problem by testing on a virtual machine?
>        Thank you for all,
> Patrick

the resolution problem is not related to Trinity (or any other desktop 
At startup, the Xorg server queries the monitor to get all supported 
resolutions. Then, it sets the display to the maximum supported 
resolution. Then, you can only switch between maximum and lower 
resolution from inside Trinity. (you can never use an higner resolution)
If 1280x1024 is not available, it means that, for some reason, the 
autodetection fails.
You should inspect your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to check where it happens.

I remember I had an old Hyundai Q17 monitor (17" LCD) which had a 
firmware bug, it reported 1024x768 as maximum supported resolution, 
whereas it supported 1280x1024. To get 1280x1024, I had to force 
1280x1024 resolution in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Check if your distribution has a configuration utility that allows to 
force the resolution, then use it.
E.g, In Mageia control center, I must choose "Generic 1280x1024 Flat 
panel" (instead of auto-detect), then set resolution to "1280x1024" 
(instead of auto-detect).