Resolution problems

Tom Connolly tomc at
Tue Sep 21 07:31:52 PDT 2004

I have 8 Megs of RAM and I have set the DefaultDepth to 16 already.

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Block [mailto:wblock at] 
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 6:10 PM
To: Tom Connolly
Cc: FreeBSD_Questions
Subject: Re: Resolution problems

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Tom Connolly wrote:

> I am currently running 4.10 with the latest version of xfree86.  My video
> card is an integrated ATI Rage Pro and I can't seem to get resolutions
> 800 X 600 (at least I think that's what it is).  I want 1280 x 1024 and
> sure the hardware is capable of this.  I am using the generic ATI driver.
> Could this be my problem?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

How much video RAM does it have?  If it's only 2M, there's not enough to 
run 1280x1024 at the default 24-bit depth.  If you have 4M, ignore this. 
If not, try explicitly setting

   DefaultDepth 16

in your Screen section, just before any Display subsections.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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