docs/128342: Handbook 5.4.2 "Configuring X11" should suggest using window manager for screen resolution
tbeery at lanl.gov
Fri Oct 24 14:40:01 UTC 2008
>Synopsis: Handbook 5.4.2 "Configuring X11" should suggest using window manager for screen resolution
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 24 14:40:01 UTC 2008
>Originator: Thomas Beery
Los Alamos National Laboratory
FreeBSD tchrom.lanl.gov 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Wed Jan 16 04:45:45 UTC 2008 root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP i386
Handbook section 5.4.2, "Configuring X11" says"
"As of version 7.3, Xorg can often work without any configuration file by simply typing at prompt:
If this does not work, or if the default configuration is not acceptable, then X11 must be configured manually. ....."
In my case a screen resolution of 1280x1024 at 60Hz on analog was desired. Startx gave a resolution of 1024x768. It was much easier to start XFce and change the resolution using the "Display Settings" tool than to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf .
Matrox M400 board, broken i2c/ddc, 1280x1024 @ 60Hz desired.
Change Handbook section 5.4.2 "Configuring X11" to read:
If the default configuration is not acceptable, continue with the installation of Gnome, KDE, or XFce and try to set resolution/frequency using the appropriate tool. If this does not work or "startx" does not display anything at all, then X11 must be configured manually.
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