Dell Inspiron 8500 and XF86Config

DCS dcswest at
Mon Jul 28 22:07:57 PDT 2003

Hello again Bruce;

That is indeed brilliant and thank you very much!  X Window now seems to
be running great, but still getting all the vertical white lines and
excessive horizontal margins along with the blurred shell display upon
subsequently exiting the X Window session.  Forgot to mention this is
the WSXGA+ screen and XFree86-4.3.0,1 so didn't copy your file exactly,
but did use the Monitor and Device Options and also 1680x1050 modes. 
Just not sure if the HorizSync and VertRefresh is correct and did leave
the "nvidia" driver as "nv"

Hope it still sounds familiar,

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 16:51, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 04:27:35PM -0700, DCS wrote:
> > Greetings;
> > 
> > Wondering if anyone's resolved the Dell Inspiron 8500 X Window
> > configuration.  This is one with the NVIDIA?  GeForce4 4200 GoTM 
> > Graphics adapter and wondering about the correct HorizSync, VertRefresh,
> > ChipSet, Card, Depth and Modes specifications especially given the wide
> > aspect ratio.
> > 
> > Tried to first install FreeBSD 5.1 Release where it went crazy right
> > after booting from the second floppy disk, so managed to then install
> > FreeBSD 4.8 Release, but still getting a less than optimal resolution
> > upon running xinit and also a blurred shell display upon subsequently
> > exiting the X Window session...
> > 
> I'm running FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT with the 'nvidia' driver, and it's working 
> brilliantly.   
> I'm using the attached XF86Config file - the nvidia driver doesn't know about 
> widescreen, hence the mode timings.
> --
> Bruce Cran

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