FreeBSD 8.2 + Ironlake revisted

doug doug at
Thu Dec 15 22:56:45 UTC 2011

I have a laptop with Xorg 7.5 and FreeBSD 8.2 both updated as of a few weeks 
ago. The laptop has an Intel Ironlake card that Xorg 7.5 apparently recognizes 
as such creating, what I assume is a correct, modline for it. However the 
default install selects the vesa drive which will only support a screen 
resolution of 1024x768. My question is: can a higher resolution be suported in 
8.2? I assume there is a technical or implementation reason why vesa only does 
1024x768 rather than configuring to the highest resolution the card supports.


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