Widescreen Monitor and X Help please

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Sep 22 13:14:13 UTC 2010

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Scott Ballantyne wrote:

> I'm upgrading from FreeBSD 5.3 to 8.1 --- much wonderful work has been
> done clearly, I'm very impressed and hat's off to the developers.
> Unfortunately I've hit a snag with X. I have an LG "Flatron" W2253, a
> 5750 graphics card and I have not been able to get them to work with X
> at all.
> Following the handbook's instructions:
> Xorg -config xorg.conf.new
> with and without the -retro option just give me a black screen from
> which there is no escape.

Does the black screen show a mouse pointer?  No escape including 

> I have to log into the machine from somewhere else on the network to 
> reboot it. Killing the Xorg process doesn't help.

Try running X without an xorg.conf.

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