[Wolves] Strange graphics problem

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 23:31:12 GMT 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:56:31 +0000, Andy Wootton
<andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Mark R. Trotman wrote:
> > Kevanf1 wrote:
> >
> >> I have just come across a very strange graphics problem.  I've
> >> upgraded my graphics card from an old 3dfx Voodoo Banshee with 16mb of
> >> RAM to a NVidia 64mb GeForce - FX400  It has installed ok and been
> >> registered in my SuSE box.  But, the damn resolution is wrong :-(  Sax
> >> is reporting it as 1024x768 which is what I normally run at and am
> >> happy with.  However, it most certainly is not this resolution and
> >> Control Centre is correctly reporting it as being 800x600.  There is
> >> no higher resolution available in Control Centre.  Which is ridiculous
> >> because the card can handle it as can the monitor - it's what I ran
> >> before on the old graphics card.  It's made worse by the fact that it
> >> started up ok at 1024x768 and only dropped down when I put the colour
> >> depth at 24 bit.  Again, my normal mode.  I have tried taking colour
> >> depth back to 16 bit to no avail.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?  NVidia drivers are installed.
> >
> >
> > Using a similar card here without the issues you speak of. Can't you
> > set the res. in Xconfigurator or something...
> Just recycling someone else's knowledge here: the graphical tool for
> choosing screen resolution just offers you whatever daft options are in
> the textual config file so you need to change it as Mark suggests or
> using some other tool.
> Have a look at the Ubuntu guide that we've all been referring to
> recently. I think there were three components to download for NVidea.
> I've only got 2 so far but I think the other is a setup tool.
> Woo
> Woo
I shall check that out tomorrow.  But, in the meantime...I have my
proper resolution back :-))))))))))))))  yahey..  I went back into
YAST and checked the configuration again.  I suspected Virtual
resolution.  It stated 1024x768 which is what I wanted but something
told me that it was telling porkies.  So I went into it and just
clicked on finalize without actually changing anything.  It did the
trick.  Most peculiar but I've certainly read a lot about NVidia
drivers and support now.  Apparently, I don't need to explicitly check
3d support as it is automatic.  Any comments on that one?

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
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