Need sample xorg.conf for Intel Q35 Express chipset

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jan 6 14:11:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, manish jain wrote:

> I just installed FreeBSD-8.0-i386 on my office system. I can't find anything
> like the xf86cfg/xf86config tools for configuring X that used to come with
> FreeBSD earlier. The only utility I could find is xorg-edit, but this is
> nowhere as user-friendly as the earlier tools.

Xorg -configure will create a very basic xorg.conf.  Usually I just copy 
the Device section out of that and into one of my own configs where all 
the excess has been removed.

> Can somebody please send me a sample xorg.conf for Intel Q35 Express 
> chipset (384 MB video RAM) and a PNP Dell LCD monitor which is 
> happiest @ (1440X900 resolution/ 32-bit colour / 60 Hz refresh) in 
> Windows ? The keyboard and mouse are standard USB.

First, check the Handbook X11 configuration section to see what it says 
about hal and dbus.  It describes both using them and running without.

> I assume the default file location remains unchanged : /etc/X11/xorg.conf

That works, yes.

Here's a slightly-modified copy of the xorg.conf from my netbook, which 
uses hal and dbus.  You'll probably need to change the BusID to match 
your system.

Section "ServerLayout"
 	Identifier   "AA1 Manually Configured"
 	Screen       0  "Screen0" 0 0

Section "Files"
 	ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/OTF"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
 	FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/bitstream-vera/"

Section "DRI"
 	Mode  0660

Section "Device"
         ### Available Driver options are:-
         ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
         ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
         ### [arg]: arg optional
         #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
         #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
         #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
         #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
         #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
 	Identifier  "Card0"
 	Driver      "intel"
 	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
 	BoardName   "Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
 	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
 	Option      "Monitor-LVDS" "Monitor0"
 	Option      "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,VGA"
 	Option      "AccelMethod" "EXA"

Section "Screen"
 	Identifier "Screen0"
 	Device     "Card0"
 	SubSection "Display"
 		Virtual 1440 900

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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