max resolution with vesa driver on amd64 system running FreeBSD 6.2

Yuri Pankov yuri at
Thu Jul 19 14:10:51 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 02:21:09AM -0700, Dino Vliet wrote:
> 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?
> Brgds

Not an answer you want but.. Try using xf86-video-nv 2.1.2 (as opposed
to, which is in ports now). All you need to do is change
PORTVERSION to 2.1.2 in x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv/Makefile, delete
distinfo and `make fetch makesum install'.

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