screen font size

slave-mike slave-mike at
Sun Oct 19 21:02:02 PDT 2003

YOu X-Windowing installation is *not* right.

Update your XFree86 to the latest available (via packages), not
you might need to download and upgrade your FreeBSD 4.5 to 4.8-RELEASE
or 4.9-PRERELEASE, this should give much up to date video card drivers,
then you run XFree86 -configure and follow instructions (hopefully in 
your book) from there.

C. W. Talbot wrote:
> Greetings
> I recently installed FreeBSD 4.5 with desk top KDE using a CD that came 
> with the book, FreeBSD Unleashed, by Michael Urban and Brian Tiemann.  
> Everything seemed to go fine until I executed startx.  The desktop 
> environment on my screen "seems" to be at least four times as big as it 
> should be, displaying only the top left portion of the desktop.
> The strange part of this problem is that during the install process, 
> program option screens are the correct size and font.
> Any advice to get me going will be appreciated.
> C. W. Talbot
> cwtalbot at
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