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Manually configure LCD CLI in Suse10

Postby JonP » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:26 pm

I have just replaced my old CRT with a 19” LCD TFT monitor. Every thing seamed to go OK,i.e; configured SaX2 to show
Monitor as --> LCD 1280X1024@60Hz
plus set Sync Frequencies to Horiz, 30 to 82 KHz and Vert, 50 to 60Hz all as per manual.
GUI (KDE 3.5.2) works fine, But during BOOTING and SHUTDOWN I get OUT OF FFREQUENCY displayed on my monitor. Any ideas, many thanks in anticipation.
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RE: Manually configure LCD CLI in Suse10

Postby nelz » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:19 pm

It means the resolution of your boot console (or splash) screen is unsuitable for the monitor). this is controlled i the bootloader settings. What does either /boot/grub/menu.lst, /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf contain?
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Postby JonP » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:13 pm

I get my BOOT Menu(GRUB) as with my CRT but with a res of 1280X1024 as set with SaX2. I return to it if I close my current session. I should have said I get the OUT OF FFREQUENCY displayed on my monitor when in TEXT mode, hope thats the right term.
Many thanks for the rely any more ideas????
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Postby nelz » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:32 pm

That's the boot console I was referring to, I understand the problem. Post the contents of whichever of the three files I mentioned you have on your machine.
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Postby JonP » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:50 pm

The files you asked for:
/boot/grub/menu.lst
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Mar 23 18:31:02 GMT 2006

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 10
gfxmenu (hd0,2)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x31a selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
chainloader (fd0)+1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume selinux=0 nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
initrd /boot/initrd
************************************************************
And /boot/grub/grub.conf but on my system it was in /etc/grub.conf
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,2) (hd0,2)
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (hd0,2)
quit

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply but had to go to work today.
As you can tell Iam new to this, how can I attach a file instead of listing it??

Thanks for the help
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Postby nelz » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:42 pm

JonP wrote:###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x31a selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda2 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd


It's the vga= setting that controls the video mode of the text console. 0x31a means 1280x1024x16, although it is more common to express them in decimal. Try changing this to vga=791 (or 0x317 if you really want to use hex), which should give a 1024x768x16 display. Or you can use "vga=ask", which will allow you to choose each time you boot. This may be worthwhile until you find the best mode.
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Postby JonP » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:02 pm

Many thanks nelz, Spot on Job
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