Help Please

alex dyas adyas at twowaytv.co.uk
Tue May 7 09:19:51 BST 2002


Hi Mamo,

Along with that, as a quick solution you may want to try changing 
between the available resolutions using <CTRL><ALT> and then <+> or <->. 
  This should allow you to step up and down the available screen 
resolutions.

Alex..

Jon Mercer wrote:
> It sounds like you are using XF86Setup, and getting a wrong order in the
> /etc/XF86Config file; that's if I understand you correctly.
> 
> This is an outtake from my own file, and should help. The section is from
> down near the bottom of the file. It looks complex, but once you get to know
> it it's not that bad.
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Screen sections
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # The Colour SVGA server
> 
> Section "Screen"
>     Driver      "svga"
>     # Use Device "Generic VGA" for Standard VGA 320x200x256
>     #Device      "Generic VGA"
>     Device      "NVIDIA Riva TNT"
>     Monitor     "Hitachi CM641ET"
> #    Subsection "Display"
> #        Depth       8
> #        # Omit the Modes line for the "Generic VGA" device
> #        Modes       "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
> #        ViewPort    0 0
> #        # Use Virtual 320 200 for Generic VGA
> #    EndSubsection
> #    Subsection "Display"
> #        Depth       16
> #        Modes       "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
> #        ViewPort    0 0
> #    EndSubsection
> #    Subsection "Display"
> #        Depth       24
> #        Modes       "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
> #        ViewPort    0 0
> #    EndSubsection
>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       32
>         Modes       "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
> #        Modes       "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
> EndSection
> 
> What I have done here is to hack out the 8, 16, and 24 bit "Display"
> Subsections, and arranged all the screen sizes so that the one I want comes
> in first on the line.
> 
> This setting works for me, and it sounds like this might be the problem you
> are having. If it isn't, let us know more about what you are doing to set up
> the X server, and we can help some more.
> 
> Don't forget to make a copy of the original file before you start editing
> it!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Jon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mamo Jahromy" <tazmoose at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: <Freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 2:18 PM
> Subject: Help Please
> 
> 
> 
>>Dear BSD Users
>>
>>I am a new FreeBSD user and have a installation
>>problem. Please see if you can help.
>>I have managed to install the FreeBSD and it looks
>>good.Now I want to setup XFree86 to use this GUI
>>program and I keep getting and after I saved the
>>setting I get a 320x240 screen.
>>Please help, my Graphic Card is ATI Rage 128
>>pro/Expert 2000 with 16MB RAM. I have selected ATI 128
>>pro from the list in setup. Please tell me what am I
>>doing wrong? or what is the sulotion.
>>
>>Many Thanks
>>Tazmoos ( X windows man)
>>London - 07765 890848





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