Re: [SUSE Linux Users] Re: Some questions
- Thank you for your reply, forgive me for writing back so
late - I was away.
>>3. My monitor can do 1152x864 resolution at 60hz, but X"straight"
>>wouln't go there. Is
>>there a way to force it?
> I too had problems with setting up my monitor with just a
> SuSE 8.0 install. It only seemed to work if I updated thesystem from
> SuSE 7.3 to SuSE 8.0. However, I have an nVidia chip seton my
> graphics board. The driver that comes with SuSE 8.0 isnot adequate.
> They do have an update, however. Just use YOU (YastOnline Update) and
> you will get new drivers if you have the nVidia chips.Course even if
> you don't you should still try YOU before you get anymorefrustrated.
> If it doesn't help then you can yell at me. :-)I have a TNT2 AGP card, installed the latest nVidia
drrivers from the tar.gz files from their website, and
they work fine. I just can't get X to go into 1152x864,
even though I know my monitor can handle it. SuSE detected
my monitor correctly, as in model name and number, but with
each clean install (I did a couple as I got to grips with
the way SuSE does things) it detects different horizontal
and vertical scanrates. I just correct them in XF86Config,
no big hassle. But the resolution... I couln't get this
working in any linux distro, with either XFree 3.x or 4.x.
My monitor can actually do 1280x1024, but at a lower
refresharate than my graphics card can handle (43hz
interlaced). This, surprisingly, looks and feels better on
the eyes than anything in 60hz.
Can't use YOU - my computer is not connected to the
>>6. Another question on kernel compiling. Is there a wayto
>>import the SuSEWell, I don't really understand all the options in the
>>kernel's configuration into either the "xconfig" part or
>>the KDE Control centre's
>>kernel configurator part?
> None that I know of. Why would you want that anyway??
kernel, and the help provided isn't always very helpfull.
It would be nice if I can see what is enabled and what
not, and cut the kernel down bit by bit. Im thinking of
things like: My TV card gets detected incorrectly. I have
to rmmod tuner and rrmod bttv, then insmod them again with
the correct card and tuners listed. No big hasstle, but
for this v2l has to be a module. This I know, but I'm sure
there are similar things that I don't know of. If I have
the current config, I can first cut out the things that I
don't need - support for ISDN, SCSI, Hamradio, ect, and
then start optimizing it bit by bit.
The standard SuSE kernel is slow as hell on my machine
(Celeron 500mhz, 66mhz fsb, 256mb RAM). I've seen on RH
the difference that a self made kernel makes, even if it's
the same version. I always had at least 40mb more free ram
on boot, and my machine is much faster. The
linux-From-Scratch I'm building is fast as hell, allthough
that's a long term project, it will be some time before I
can acutally start using it.
The problem I'm facing with the SuSE kernel is that there
are so many services started by default at boot. I don't
know what all of them does, which ones are really needed,
and what they need in the kernel. That's why it would be
nice to start with the current kernel config.
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