X configuration for laptop
dan at langille.org
Wed May 19 16:16:44 PDT 2004
On 19 May 2004 at 19:05, Shaun T. Erickson wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.2.1 on a laptop, for the first time.
> The OS install went fine. But I don't know what to do to configure X.
> It's an almost 4 year old "Dell Lattitude CPx J750GT". The video
> controller is an "ATI M1", with 8 MB of memory. Looking up my spcific
> system on the Dell support site, it's display is described as an
> "Liquid Crystal Display, TFT, 14.1, CRNA, Samsung", Dell part# 4564E.
You can get more information aobut your display via "pciconf -lv"
(well, that's how I found out I have a Savage video controller).
Look for "display" or "VGA".
> I skipped X configuration, during the install. As root, I ran "XFree86
> -configure" to generate a config file, and tested it with "XFree86
> -xf86config XF86Config.new", which worked just as the handbook said it
> should. I do not know what values to use to set the HorizSync,
> VertRefresh, Depth or Modes.
> I did try running "/stand/sysinstall" and going to the X setup
> section. Trying the graphical setup causes the system to lock up. I
> have previously run Red Hat 9 on this system and X worked ok on it,
> right up until I erased it yesterday, so I believe there are no
> hardware issues. I suppose I should have looked at it's X settings,
> but I neglected to do so before blowing it away ...
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