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Date:      Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:24:36 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        byrnejb@harte-lyne.ca
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: [SOLVED] Re: UEFI and FreeBSD-11
Message-ID:  <20170721222436.8fe06e03.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:47:25 -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
> 
> On Fri, July 21, 2017 12:12, James B. Byrne wrote:
> 
> >
> > I am using a HDMI interface with an ASUS VP239 1920x1080 monitor.
> > However, FreeBSD / Mate does not recognise this monitor nor can I
> > discover how to manually set the resolution from inside mate.
> >
> > System > Preferences > Hardware > Displays
> >
> > Shows: Monitor Unknown, Resolution 1280 x 1024 (which is the maximum
> > value in the scroll bar), Refresh rate 0 (and cannot be altered),
> > Rotation Normal.  Detect monitors has no apparent effect.
> >
> > What is the procedure to update FreeBSD to handle the monitor that I
> > have?
> >
> > Thanks
> 
> 
> This helps:
> 
> pkg install xf86-video-intel

Just a short addition: For monitor use inside X, you need
the correct driver, usually xf86-video-<something> or maybe
nvidia-driver, depending on the actual graphics card / chip.
This is something FreeBSD does _not_ control (with OS tools).
Having the correct driver in place might even enable you
further options and diagnostics within desktop environments.

A convenient way to play with screen sizes is to install and
use xrandr; see "man xrandr" for details, especially the --size
parameter. It can often "overrule" settings of the desktop
environment if it doesn't do its "auto-detection magic" properly.
And it works with every DE and WM. :-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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