max resolution with vesa driver on amd64 system running FreeBSD 6.2

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at
Sun Jul 22 00:08:16 UTC 2007

Florent Thoumie <flz at> wrote: Yuri Pankov wrote:
> 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'.

No need to change the Makefile anymore, it's in ports.

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

I already have it installed and I updated it today. Will try to change it to nv iso vesa driver and see what's happening. I knew my whole desktop was freezing when I used the nv driver together with the geforce 6200 GPU on my amd64 system. Will look if I don't get these anymore.


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