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

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:56:06 -0500
On 2012-11-26 18:36 (GMT-0500) Patrick Serru composed:

>          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

1380x1024 is not a standard mode. Probably the video driver is rejecting it 
as no match to the display's EDID report.

What is your output from 'lspci | grep VGA'?

If you've repeated a typo, and what you're after is actually 1280x1024, and 
your display actually supports 1280x1024, then there are several things you 
can try, some of which Fran├žois ANDRIOT wrote about.

When there is no provided configuration utility to build you an xorg.conf 
file easily, you nevertheless can build one manually. Try using as a starter, but with 
the DisplaySize line commented out if you don't wish to force DPI. If it 
fails initially, try adding the following to 'Section "Monitor"':

   HorizSync    28-91
   VertRefresh  55-76

If you have access to the specifications for your display, substitute the 
values it provides for the above.

In openSUSE (as well as various other distros) instead of putting all configs 
in xorg.conf, you may find it easier to use the smaller files in 
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ as alluded to in

Something he also did not mention that could possibly help is putting the 
video mode desired on the kernel cmdline, e.g. video=1280x1024@75 or 

> (?), 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.

As Fran├žois ANDRIOT wrote, your problem isn't specific to TDE. If you put 
your Xorg.0.log file where readers can see it without wrapping (e.g. 
pastebin), then someone may spot your specific problem. Likely you're using 
the VESA driver and your BIOS fails to include 1280x1024. VESA is a fallback 
you don't want to be using normally.
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