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Date:      Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:49:40 +0000
From:      "Frank Shute" <frank@esperance-linux.co.uk>
To:        Gary Robinson <grobinson@goombah.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Gnome display configuration problem
Message-ID:  <20061122204940.GA91508@melon.esperance-linux.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20061122140043.601684.8f5b0c7a@goombah.com>
References:  <20061122140043.601684.8f5b0c7a@goombah.com>

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On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 02:00:43PM -0500, Gary Robinson wrote:
>
> 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.

Try replacing your screen section with something like this:

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultColorDepth 24


        SubSection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Swap the Modes order to find something comfortable. 1280x1024 might be a bit
uncomfortable (small text). Or you might be able to toggle through the
modes in Gnome.

-- 

 Frank 


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