On-Board video card configuration.

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Mon Apr 17 12:37:16 UTC 2006

Enigma wrote:

>I am fairly new to FreeBSD, and I have been having problems with my 
>IBM Aptiva 2196-24A in getting the on-board video card configured with 
>freeBSD. So i can run X window system at a decent resolution. All i can 
>get to work is Standard VGA driver at 640x800 at 8bit. I have had this 
>card working properly (win2k, ubuntu) so it is fully operational. The 
>on-board chipset is SiS 540, and due to freeBSD not supporting this with 
>options in the config menu, how can i go about setting it up to work?

In no particular order, what about:

   1.  Tell us more about what you've tried.

   2.  Post your configuration file.

   3.  Read the documentation at the Xorg site, or the manpage(s).

   4.  Peruse /var/log/Xorg.*log files for clues.

   5.  Xorg -configure  ?

To hazard a guess, I'd suggest defining the proper Sync
and Refresh rates for your monitor and setting up a better
"screens" block with a higher resolution and bit depth.

Here's part of one of my configuration files:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "ProView"
        ModelName    "760N"
        Option      "DPMS"
        HorizSync    35.0 - 70.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0

        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes "1280x1024"
                Modes "1600x1200"
                Modes "1024x768"


Kevin Kinsey

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