Re: openSUSE 10.3 : Video Mode Not Supported
- From: jw_karori <jw_karori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:24:54 +1300
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:57:50 +1300, jw_karori <jw_karori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
ChairmanOfTheBored wrote:On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 23:35:07 +1300, jw_karori <jw_karori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Will Honea wrote:jw_karori wrote:
I wish to evaluate openSUSE 10.3 from the cover DVD with Dec 07John, I set mine up for 1400x900 60hz using Sax2 while booted to the CD (it
Selected Live/GNOME option. Linux Kernel loads OK; services, etc,
begins OK. At point where "gdm service" starts to load, screen blanks
and my Hyundai L90D monitor shows error message "Video mode not
supported". Video mode for existing Win2K and Mandriva2007.0 dual-boot
systems work OK set to 1280x1024 @60Hz, and openSUSE 10.3 automatically
sets Video Mode to 1280x1024 at start. Video card is nVIDIA GeForce FX
As 1280x1024 appears OK, am assuming it is the refresh rate that the
monitor objects to. Is there an option to set the refresh rate to 60Hz
prior to Live-CD or install? Or is there some other work-around?
used 1024x768 70 hz by default). The system persisted that setting across
the subsent install from that live CD in the same session. Did you set the
appropriate mode before selecting the install option?
By "option" in my postings, I meant entries in the "Boot options" entry area on the openSUSE initial boot splash screen - I think I need a boot option to force 60 Hz refresh rate to continue the boot-up ...
Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a console, log in, then "killall gdm" to kill
any remnant of X and Gnome desktop display manager, THEN you can run
Thanks, worked fine. Logged-on as "root" (no password), and executed sax2 which worked just fine (recognised my Hyundai L90D monitor and adjusted refresh rate accordingly). But how do I regain the Gnome environment? Startx doesn't seem to work, and Ctrl-Alt-F7 just gives me a blank gray screen ..
Nelson, New Zealand
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