Trouble with X
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Nov 7 18:21:54 PST 2004
Damien Hull wrote:
>I installed 4.10 and got the system up and running. I've tried to setup
>X but I'm not having any luck. I even followed the instructions in the
>Here's what I have.
>1. Onboard video
>2. Works ok but only at 800x600
>3. Text is bad
>Can someone tell me how to setup X in freebsd? Under Linux it just
As some have mentioned, the handbook's got most of what you
need...however, tweaking sometimes improves things.
As for your specific information:
1. "Onboard video" ... OK. What chipset? Check the output of dmesg(8)
and let us know ... that would likely affect the chipset/driver information
that you need in /etc/X11/XF86Config.
2. "Works ok but only at 800x600" ... OK. So maybe things aren't *quite*
so bad? You need to have proper information about your horizontal sync
and vertical refresh in the above-referenced file, and maybe even modelines,
which is a subject beyond me. I have X running at 1200x1024 without 'em,
Of course, you also need something like:
If all you have is a default XF86Config, I'm rather surprised you even
3. "Text is bad" ... Hmm. Did you read the handbook section on fonts?
'Been a long time since I did this one ... but it's in there, and should
you pretty good results.
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