max resolution with vesa driver on amd64 system running FreeBSD 6.2

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at
Sat Jul 14 09:21:10 UTC 2007

Hi folks,

I'm having problems with my monitor on freebsd. The vesa driver uses 1024X768 while the monitor is capable of doing 1680x1050.

Observed here as well:

Using the nv driver is no option because it freezes my system and I have to turn the power down to start booting the system again.

Am I in a problematic situation now because:

1) Vesa isn't capable of using higher resolutions?
2) I can use NV because the driver isn't ok on my amd64 system
3) Nvidia doesn't provide a FreeBSD version of their nvidia driver on AMD64 based systems?


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