XFree86 configure question
jhary at unsane.co.uk
Fri Jun 11 02:53:19 PDT 2004
On Fri, 11 Jun 2004, Matt Navarre wrote:
> On Friday 11 June 2004 12:14, Nelis Lamprecht wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 08:05, LW Ellis wrote:
> > > Having some difficulty setting up the XFree86 Server.
> > > I did like it said in the handbook, but when I
> > > ee XF86Config.new, I get a blank file.
> > > If I use the configure tool in the sysinstall, it fails to save the file.
> > > I am logged on as 'root'
> > The first thing I would do before trying to configure your XFree86
> > Server is to find out exactly what Video card( Part 2 ) you are using.
> > You can do this usually by going through your system message buffer from
> > kernel startup. Edit the file /var/run/dmesg.boot and look for
> > information which would indicate your VGA chipset, it usually starts
> > with pci0: In some cases where your Video card is not recognised by the
> > kernel you may need to identify the chipset in another way. Try opening
> > the computer and looking at the chipset on the video card itself.
> What he said about the video card, but you also want the specs for your
> monitor. Specificaly you need the horizontal and vertical synch rranges or
> the frequencies the monitor can do. Otherwise you risk blowing the monitor.
> And no one wants that.
> Really you need to know what video card you're running and, idealy, how much
> VRAM it's got, and the specs for your monitor.
Cant help with the monitor but I use the vesa kernel module and that give
VESA: v3.0, 16384k memory, flags:0x1, mode table:0xc0888c62 (1000022)
in my dmesg when i boot so you can try kldload vesa and check the output
with dmesg. might help.
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