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Graphics card.

Postby johndough » Tue May 10, 2005 7:00 pm

hi all

i have a card that works well in windows, seems Ok in SuSE 9.1.

it is rubbish in SuSE 9.2.

Ati Radeon LE. it is detected as a radeon QD i think, however i change it to Radeon LE, as near as i can get in the drop down list and 9.1 runs it well. the same settings in 9.2 are rubbish.

can i drop my settings file over from 9.1 to 9.2 and hope?
i already tried a fresh reinstall and some jiggery pokery. using windows XP frightens me, so help please.
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RE: Graphics card.

Postby davecs » Thu May 12, 2005 8:51 pm

Just a thought, perhaps you could get hold of a LiveCD, PCLinuxOS, Knoppix, Mepis, etc, and run it. It should autodetect everything. (PCLOS comes with an ATi-specific version though you may wish to try it "both ways").

If you get a good graphics screen, print out or write down the section of the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it could be called XF86Config or XF86Config-4 as well) which refers to your graphics driver. Also in the "Monitor" section, write down the numbers on the lines "HorizSync" and "VertRefresh". This file will have been built "on-the-fly" by the liveCD, and will vanish as soon as you close down.

Now run your SuSE setup again, and edit the file (one of the above three names) and see how the same section compares. Not promising anything, but you may get a "lead" from that. Maybe amend the file to that of your liveCD setup if that worked better. The only bit you must NOT change is the "Identifier". Also see if the HorizSync and VertRefresh numbers are different maybe alter them as well.

Not promising anything, but since you've had no reply for 2 days, it might just work.

Of course, if any of these live CDs work, and you cannot get SuSE going, they can each be installed instead, Mepis and Knoppix can use Debian repositories for upgrades, PCLinuxOS has its own repositories (but visit the web site as the address has changed so you'll have to update it). PCLOS and Mepis are friendly distros, see "Mrs Devnet's Experiment" in "Discussion" section.
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Postby johndough » Thu May 12, 2005 8:58 pm

hiya

thanks for the ideas.

i have been trying and no success.
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Postby kevanf1 » Mon May 16, 2005 5:16 pm

I can't help with the configuration but I believe your problem may be because......SuSE 9.1 uses XF86 while 9.2 uses Xorg. There are some differences with many graphics cards. Perhaps you could try searching the newsgroups related to Xorg?

Sorry I couldn't help.
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Postby johndough » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:31 am

kevanf1 wrote:I can't help with the configuration but I believe your problem may be because......SuSE 9.1 uses XF86 while 9.2 uses Xorg. There are some differences with many graphics cards. Perhaps you could try searching the newsgroups related to Xorg?

Sorry I couldn't help.


hi

thanks for the tip.

in the meanwhile i have put FC3 on which identifies it as a Radeon 7200, which it probably is.

also my hdd went a bit askew. i had a 'partition' that was too small for fat16, disk druid didnt acknowledge its existance, but FC3 tripped over it and failed to boot.

eventually accepted being a swap file. even though its end value was lower than its start;)
i merged it with the main XP partition and voila.
FC3 no longer claimed it as corrupt, and disk druid could now not display it correctly;)
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