Resolution Problem

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Mon Feb 20 00:05:37 PST 2006

On 2/20/06, Kyle Addis <addisk22 at> wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD,
> I installed freebsd with kde as my environment, but when I start
> kde, through the kdm command, my resolution is stuck at 640x320
> or something like that, when I go into the desktop configure menu,
> in kde.  My laptop can do up to 1600x1400. Is there anything I can
> do to make my resolution go higher.

Dear Userland :-)
I don't use KDE, but resolutions can be changed by editing
/etc/X11/xorg.conf. Please, read its manpage or find a good
guide. I have this in my screen section:

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

If anything goes wrong (or have already) you can look at
error messages in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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