VESA 800x600 @ 60Hz [800x600@16bit] * 3d acceleration unavailable Monitor Vesa 800x600@60Hz Color & resolution (0) 800x600 16bit(65536) Virtual resolution not configured 3D acceleration not configured The LCD is actually 1024x768 so I tried using YaST to set the monitor to 800x600@60Hz but this made no difference. I also tried making other changes at random, such as changing the graphics from VESA to LCD it makes no difference. I then tried Demo Linux which is a givaway distribution which boots and runs directly from the CDROM. I used the option 1024VESA as they recommend and this worked perfectly! The laptop display shows KDE the desktop, so its not a hardware problem and it is a problem specific to SuSE Linux. On their distribution when I look at KDE system control KDE control module, the following is configured: Display Controllers Rage mobility p/m agp 2x(VGA compatible controller) I would appreciate any help me to get KDE running on the built in LCD. Martin [allowsmilie] => 1 [showsignature] => 0 [ipaddress] => [iconid] => 0 [visible] => 1 [attach] => 0 [infraction] => 0 [reportthreadid] => 0 [isusenetpost] => 1 [msgid] => <14f4f692.0311070249.4d22093a@posting.google.com> [ref] => [htmlstate] => on_nl2br [postusername] => Martin [ip] => bakerm@btintern [isdeleted] => 0 [usergroupid] => [membergroupids] => [displaygroupid] => [password] => [passworddate] => [email] => [styleid] => [parentemail] => [homepage] => [icq] => [aim] => [yahoo] => [msn] => [skype] => [showvbcode] => [showbirthday] => [usertitle] => [customtitle] => [joindate] => [daysprune] => [lastvisit] => [lastactivity] => [lastpost] => [lastpostid] => [posts] => [reputation] => [reputationlevelid] => [timezoneoffset] => [pmpopup] => [avatarid] => [avatarrevision] => [profilepicrevision] => [sigpicrevision] => [options] => [akvbghsfs_optionsfield] => [birthday] => [birthday_search] => [maxposts] => [startofweek] => [referrerid] => [languageid] => [emailstamp] => [threadedmode] => [autosubscribe] => [pmtotal] => [pmunread] => [salt] => [ipoints] => [infractions] => [warnings] => [infractiongroupids] => [infractiongroupid] => [adminoptions] => [profilevisits] => [friendcount] => [friendreqcount] => [vmunreadcount] => [vmmoderatedcount] => [socgroupinvitecount] => [socgroupreqcount] => [pcunreadcount] => [pcmoderatedcount] => [gmmoderatedcount] => [assetposthash] => [fbuserid] => [fbjoindate] => [fbname] => [logintype] => [fbaccesstoken] => [newrepcount] => [vbseo_likes_in] => [vbseo_likes_out] => [vbseo_likes_unread] => [temp] => [field1] => [field2] => [field3] => [field4] => [field5] => [subfolders] => [pmfolders] => [buddylist] => [ignorelist] => [signature] => [searchprefs] => [rank] => [icontitle] => [iconpath] => [avatarpath] => [hascustomavatar] => 0 [avatardateline] => [avwidth] => [avheight] => [edit_userid] => [edit_username] => [edit_dateline] => [edit_reason] => [hashistory] => [pagetext_html] => [hasimages] => [signatureparsed] => [sighasimages] => [sigpic] => [sigpicdateline] => [sigpicwidth] => [sigpicheight] => [postcount] => 3 [islastshown] => 1 [isfirstshown] => [attachments] => [allattachments] => ) --> Getting the LCD monitor to work on an HP Omnibook 900b with Suse 8.2 Linux - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

Getting the LCD monitor to work on an HP Omnibook 900b with Suse 8.2 Linux - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

I've been spending a lot of time getting various Omnibook machines to work with Linux (I have a pile of old ones to play with, so why not?) and just started tackling the Omnibook 900b this afternoon. This machine has no built-in CD-ROM or floppy drive, and I have neither the external drive cabling nor the docking station, so I installed Suse 8.2 on an Omnibook 4150a, then swapped the drive into the 900b. Lo and behold, it worked! Sadly, it did not work completely -- the video card and monitor needed to be re-setup (Sax found the ATI Mobility ...

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    Default Getting the LCD monitor to work on an HP Omnibook 900b with Suse 8.2 Linux

    I've been spending a lot of time getting various Omnibook machines to
    work with Linux (I have a pile of old ones to play with, so why not?)
    and just started tackling the Omnibook 900b this afternoon.

    This machine has no built-in CD-ROM or floppy drive, and I have
    neither the external drive cabling nor the docking station, so I
    installed Suse 8.2 on an Omnibook 4150a, then swapped the drive into
    the 900b. Lo and behold, it worked!

    Sadly, it did not work completely -- the video card and monitor needed
    to be re-setup (Sax found the ATI Mobility AGP 2x automatically, and I
    manually selected a 1024x76860hz LCD monitor), but washed out to an
    unreadable state when the machine was booted into KDE (Sax itself
    displayed the test screen properly.)

    For anyone out there who might be having the same problem on an
    Omnibook 900b running Suse 8.2, here's how I fixed it:

    #1: use these boot parameters:

    acpi=off
    vga=normal
    noapic

    This will get you booted successfully into KDE, but your background
    color will develop stripes and garbage as you open, close and move
    windows. No fun at all.

    #2: go into sax and manually change the following EXPERT monitor
    setting:

    Change the Modeline Algorithm from...

    CheckDesktopGeometry

    to...

    XServerPool

    Test, restart X, and you're good to go. :)
    Dave Guest

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    Default Re: Getting the LCD monitor to work on an HP Omnibook 900b with Suse 8.2 Linux

    Dave Owen wrote:
     

    you lucky man... I hope you've got enough for the whole class :)

    <SNIP Possible good stuff> I've just taken the liberty of quoting your post
    over in alt.os.linux.suse for a person who's having trouble setting up a
    laptop LCD screen. He's getting a garbled display and ing like mad
    about SuSE being crap for instantly getting back to his support query...

    Hopefully there should be some clues in what you did that could help him :)

    --
    COMPUTER POWER TO THE PEOPLE! DOWN WITH CYBERCRUD!
    paul Guest

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    Default Re: Getting the LCD monitor to work on an HP Omnibook 900b with Suse 8.2 Linux

    I am getting exactly the same problem when attempting to install Suse
    Linux professional 9.0 on a Dell Inspiron 3700 450GT directly from CD
    drive. Unfortunately your fixes don't make any difference in my case,
    can you think of anything else I can try?

    The configuration appeared to go without problems (except there is a
    black border round the screen) and when I boot up the system it looks
    alright until it starts up KDE when the screen looks like a vertical
    window blind with raindrops on it this gets brighter and then the
    screen ends up covered with coloured vertical lines.

    If I plug a monitor into the back of the laptop this works properly,
    so its something to do with the driver for the built in LCD screen.

    If I look at the hardware configuration in YaST it has set it up as
    follows:
    Graphics cards
    * ATI 3D rage p/m mobility AGP 2x(ATI) connected to monitor
    --> VESA 800x600 60Hz [800x60016bit]
    * 3d acceleration unavailable
    Monitor
    Vesa 800x60060Hz
    Color & resolution (0) 800x600 16bit(65536)
    Virtual resolution not configured
    3D acceleration not configured

    The LCD is actually 1024x768 so I tried using YaST to set the monitor
    to 800x60060Hz but this made no difference. I also tried making other
    changes at random, such as changing the graphics from VESA to LCD it
    makes no difference.

    I then tried Demo Linux which is a givaway distribution which boots
    and runs directly from the CDROM. I used the option 1024VESA as they
    recommend and this worked perfectly! The laptop display shows KDE the
    desktop, so its not a hardware problem and it is a problem specific to
    SuSE Linux. On their distribution when I look at KDE system control
    KDE control module, the following is configured:
    Display Controllers
    Rage mobility p/m agp 2x(VGA compatible controller)

    I would appreciate any help me to get KDE running on the built in LCD.

    Martin
    Martin Guest

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