How to find HorizSync / VertRefresh rates?

Erik Osterholm erik-freebsd at
Mon Apr 30 20:20:18 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 08:33:03PM +0200, Victor Engmark wrote:
> On 4/30/07, J65nko <j65nko at> wrote:
> >Follow the FBSD handbook to do a  'Xorg -configure' and a test run of
> >X with the generated Xorg.conf file.
> I did.
> Then have a look at your your '/var/log/Xorg.0.log'. You will find a
> >log of  X using DDC  to interrogate your LCD screen for it's
> >capabilities and the acceptable modelines
> Nope. Already tried that, and the capabilities were /not/ listed in the log,
> the way it was described in several tutorials.
> <rant>This is starting to look like one of the most common problems in
> F/OSS: Theory != Practice. In theory, any one of the methods already tried
> and suggested here should work. In practice, the "documentation"
> (MonitorsDB) is wrong (at least according to, and none of the quoted
> methods work the way they should. An interesting result is that there are
> several fundamentally different tutorials for several closely related
> *nixes, all of which work only on a small subset of installations.</rant>

Could you post your Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf?  When Theory !=
Practice, it's often helpful to have information like this to help
determine what went wrong, so that in the future, Theory can ==

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