--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "alexi_septimus" <alexi_septimus@y...>
> Ok, i really need some help getting my display to work. i have been
> reading on this group for weeks now and havent figured it out. I am
> trying to install suse 7.2, personal. i have an inspiron 8100, pIII
> 1.13, geforce2go-32mb, 15 inch uxga.
I just installed SuSE 7.3 pro on a Latitude c810 with the 16 Mb
geforce2 go and 15" uxga.
You can get the latest nvidia drivers via SuSE's "you" online update
system (run YaST2 and go to the software module) or you can download
them direct from nvidia. Go to
The documentation provided in the installation instructions (at
nvidia's site above) was very helpful in getting x configured on my
I experienced some problems with hangs during shutdown and mode
switching when swapping to another tty until I disabled AGP via
Option "NvAGP" "0"
I'm running very stable now (with apm features disabled) and hope to
find a config where I can correctly re-enable the agp and apm stuff.
The SuSE install got X running on my box, but I wanted to do some
additional configuration. The best way I found to run sax (suse's x
configurator) was to boot the system, CNTL-ALT-F1 and login as root on
tty1, init 3 to shutdown kdm, then run sax via:
sax2 -m 0=fbdev
You have an option of keeping/merging in your existing X config with
what sax detects using the framebuffer driver. For monitor settings I
set the vert refresh range to 55-65 (it is actually 60) and horiz of
30-100. I didn't have to specify any modelines to get standard
resolutions of 1600x1200, 1280x1024, etc. working. You will need
modelines for non-standard resolutions like 1400x1050, 1280x960, etc.
Hope this helps... now if I can just figure out how to get the APM
stuff to quit locking up the system and maybe get the battery status
and lcd brightness controls working I'll be pretty happy.