Screen resolution on FreeBSD 7.0

Nishita Desai nishita at
Wed Apr 16 19:12:49 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Predrag Punosevac wrote:

>  You are missing line DefaultDepth 24. Remove i810 and install Intel driver
> from ports instead. Adjust xorg.conf
>  accordingly. You my want to use xrandr to experiment with different modes
> dynamically.

Thanks for your reply. Adding "DefaultDepth 24" did not help. And
xrandr also shows only one mode "1024x768". I tried reading the xrandr
manual but did not quite understand how to add a "1280x800" mode.

Also i810 is also what Ubuntu is using to give the the correct
resolution. But in case I do need to install another intel driver from
the ports, can you tell me how to do that?


> >  I just installed FreeBSD 7.0 on a Dell Inspirion 640m notebook and am
> >  trying to get the screen resolution right. I need a 1280x800
> >  wide-screen resolution and according to the Handbook, I should be able
> >  [...]
> >
> >  I also found this in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> >
> >  (II) I810(0): Monitor0: Using hsync range of 45.71-50.53 kHz
> >  (II) I810(0): Monitor0: Using vrefresh value of 60.00 Hz
> >  (II) I810(0): Not using mode "1280x800" (no mode of this name)
> >  (--) I810(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
> >  (**) I810(0):  Built-in mode "1024x768"
> >

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