question on my screen resolution

Lane lane at
Mon Oct 30 01:45:10 UTC 2006

On Sunday 29 October 2006 19:37, Sherry Zhang wrote:
> Hello everyone:
> I am running freebsd 6.1 release on my Dell 6400 laptop computer. It has a
> 1280x800 wide-screen resolution. The video card I use is ATI Radeon
> Mobility X1300. But I failed to adjust the screen resolution. I follow the
> instructions in the FreeBSD handbook, but failed.
> First I add  "1280x800" into Modes, but still 1024x768
> Later I add Virtual 1280 800 just after the Modes, X mass up the screen, I
> can not see anything.
> Last, I run gtf and get a ModeLine, and added into the xorg.conf, and also
> use Modes "1280x800", and again it display in 1024x768.
> The drive I use is vesa because when I use radeon or ati, I cannot get into
> X.
> it says glx not found or something and guess ati or radeon driver does not
> support my X1300 video card.
> can anyone gives me a hint? thx.
> Sherry Zhang


This is probably an xorg issue, not freebsd-specific.  But send a copy 
of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, just for giggles.


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