Hello, I have just installed openSUSE 11.0 on my laptop and whenever I boot into normal mode, when turning on the X-Window system, the LCD display turns off. When going into the safe mode feature, it incorrectly displays the video card information. I do consider myself experienced at Linux and have been using it for many years so if any one has a solution if they can please tell me it. Thanks!
What do you mean by, "the safe mode feature."?
What does the PCI bus report your video card as: lspci
(your cmd might differ depending on distro)
Also, what does /var/log/Xorg.0.log show when the X server starts up?
Finally, post /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Hope its ok to post links, but here...
It displays my display adapter wrong, but trying anything else screws it up more.
Edit: Its actually "FailSafe" and it runs a bunch of command lines to make sure it at least starts.
Ugh I stink with ATI cards ... you may want to try:
not sure what driver raedon is, you may wish to change that with fglrx driver as it seems to be the choice for those with your card.
excellent ... the FOSS drivers for ATI cards aren't as fleshed-out as the NVIDIA ones...the fglrx is the proprietary version (closed-source) from ATI so it should almost *always* work with some tweaking of xorg.conf