a problem setting screen resolution with Xorg-6.9.0

Chris Whitehouse chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Aug 20 21:44:39 UTC 2006

carl at UDel.Edu wrote:
> Fellow FreeBSDers,
> I originally sent this to FreeBSD-X11, but this may be a more appropriate venue.
> I have recently installed FreeBSD 6.1 on a Pentium III box, using an NVidia
> GeForce 2 GTS card and a CTX PL9 monitor.  Running "X -configure" as root 
> generates the file xorg.conf.new, and then running "X -config xorg.conf.new",
> pulls up a generic X screen with a resolution of 1600x1200.  I go in and modify
> the xorg.conf.new file to make the default resolution 1280x1024, and rerun
> "X -config xorg.conf.new", but the resolution is still 1600x1200.  This is a
> wonderful resolution, but it makes everything rather small, and the icons are
> difficult to see.  I am obviously setting something wrong, but I do not know what
> it is.  Might anyone have any suggestions.  I really would rather have the
> resolution be 1280x1024.  Thanks for your help!
> Carl
> The following is the file xorg.conf.new:


> Section "Screen"
>         Identifier "Screen0"
>         Device     "Card0"
>         Monitor    "Monitor0"
>         SubSection "Display"
>                 Viewport   0 0
>                 Depth     24
>                 Modes     "1280x1024"
>         EndSubSection
> EndSection

Try this

Section "Screen"
         Identifier "Screen0"
         Device     "Card0"
         Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     24
                 Modes     "1280x1024"


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