Working xorg.conf for Dell Latitude D820 laptop (NVidia Quadro NVS 120M GeForce Go 7400 512MB)?

Matt Kosht matt.kosht at
Wed Apr 18 21:35:29 UTC 2007

On 4/12/07, Matt Kosht <matt.kosht at> wrote:
> Does anyone have a working xorg.conf for this combo working with FreeBSD 6.2?
> Specifically I would like the onboard LCD on the laptop to display at
> 1920x1200 and an attached external LCD at 1280x1024 both at 32 bit
> color at the same time. I think this may be called twinview (?). This
> configuration works fine in Windows XP so I know the hardware is
> capable of it.
> I have searched for this quite a bit, but haven't found one that does
> the 1920x1200 and the external display.  Many advanced thanks and free
> virtual beers.

I have a semi-working configuration of xorg now running FBSD 6.2 on
the Dell Latitude D820 (NVidia Quadro NVS 120M GeForce Go 7400 512MB).

I am able to run the laptop's built in display at the correct
resolution and 24 bit color (forget my mindless request for 32 bit
color). I copied/modded a ubuntu xorg.conf that supposedly did
everything I needed to get this far.

Issue #1   I have an external LCD display (1280x1024) attached that I
would like to use (when at my desk anyway) as a 2nd display (this
works just ducky in Windows XP).  This still doesn't work and xorg
doesn't seem to see make it available.

Issue #2 I have installed/prodded/kicked the synaptics touchpad driver
but it still doesn't work. It always comes up in dmesg as a glidepoint
PS/2 mouse and xorg won't recognize it as anything but a PS/2 mouse
which is unusable as the slightest touch sends the pointer sailing
across the screen. I did manage to get an external USB mouse to work
in the meantime but there's an minor issue with that as well (issue

Issue #3 the USB mouse when attached autostarts moused which makes it
not work in X for some reason. If I kill moused it works just fine. I
am have moused_enable=NO in /etc/rc.conf  so I am not sure why it
autostarts this anyway.

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