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Date:      Wed, 22 Nov 2006 14:00:43 -0500
From:      Gary Robinson <grobinson@goombah.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Gnome display configuration problem
Message-ID:  <20061122140043.601684.8f5b0c7a@goombah.com>

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Hi,

Yesterday I installed freebsd 6.1 on an old Dell PowerEdge 1300. It's 
working fine with one exception. I installed gnome from freebsd ports, 
and it's giving me a 640x480, 80 Hz screen resolution. The Screen 
Resolution Preferences panel gives that combination as the only option. 
But my monitor has better capabilities.

I have edited my xorg.conf.new so that it contains info describing my 
display, a Nanoa T2-17TS:

Section "Monitor"
	DisplaySize	  1250  938	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Nanoa"
	ModelName    "T2-17TS"
	Option	    "DPMS"
        HorizSync   30-86
        VertRefresh 55-160
EndSection

Other relevant information was automatically filled in be "Xorg -config 
xorg.conf.new":

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     "accel"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "crt_display"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "composite_sync"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "hw_cursor"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "linear"             	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "tv_out"             	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "tv_standard"        	# <str>
        #Option     "mmio_cache"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "test_mmio_cache"    	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "panel_display"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "probe_clocks"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "reference_clock"    	# <freq>
        #Option     "shadow_fb"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "sw_cursor"          	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "ati"
	VendorName  "ATI"
	BoardName   "3D Rage IIC AGP"
	ChipSet     "ati"
	ChipId      0x4757
	ChipRev     0x7a
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Does anyone have any thoughts about what I can do so that Gnome gives 
me more options?

Any help would be appreciated.

-- 

Gary Robinson
CTO
Emergent Music, LLC
grobinson@goombah.com
207-942-3463
Company: http://www.goombah.com
Blog:    http://www.garyrobinson.net



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