FreeBSD Most wanted

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Tue Mar 2 20:35:46 PST 2004

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Vulpes Velox wrote:

> > Does XFree86 4.4 include comprehensive Monitor databases (like
> > hwdata-knoppix) and automatically use the correct VertRefresh and
> > HorizSync for your monitor?
> Nah, still does not do much in the monitor config area... but
> getconfig can be used to supply a safe and good defualt...

I am now looking at getconfig and the mostly empty .cfg examples.

Where can I find useful getconfig data (with many entries like hwdata)?

> > Does XFree86 4.4 configuration automatically include the best
> > (common) resolutions and modes?
> >
> > Beginners don't want to manually edit their XF86Config. (Defaulting
> > to depth 8 and the common 640x480 is not good enough.)
> Yeah, that is why you point them at xf86cfg -textmode for editing
> it...

I will have to see if that is easy.

> And again you can use getconfig to provide safe defualts...

Also, where are the beginner's directions for using getconfig?

(getconfig's man page doesn't help the newbie.)

   Jeremy C. Reed

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