trying for 1920x1080 was: Re: Attempting to get an X11 server running

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Jul 19 22:23:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 09:41:27PM +0000, Dieter BSD wrote:
> Reducing the color depth to 16 allows the wimpy Rage XL (8 MiB) to
> do 1920x1080.
> So then I moved the old slow X terminal out of the way and moved the
> shiny new Dell ST2220T LCD into the prime spot in front of the
> keyboard drawer...  ...and the cable doesn't reach. Two HD-15 to BNC
> cables back-to-back fixed that, but now it doesn't do the DCC/EDID
> stuff, so I had to get it to use a modeline to get 1920x1080. And of
> course it doesn't go into standby mode.  sigh

Have you tried:

$ xset +dpms

to use standby etc.?

> Still have some minor issues like finding a decent font for xterm,
> and putting a window at +0+0 hides a few pixels off-screen, and
> FreeBSD can't tell the difference between a Unix keyboard and a
> pee-cee keyboard, but it is usable.
> Thanks for the help!

Font for xterm: x11-fonts/inconsolata-ttf

Pixels off screen: x11/xvidtune
and "show" modeline once adjusted and stick it in xorg.conf





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