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Date:      Tue, 15 Jul 1997 13:37:40 -0700
From:      "Majmundar, Sam" <>
To:        "'freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG'" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Resolution and system backup questions on freeBSD 4.3
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I replaced my 13" monitor with 17" on cyrix 166+ PC running BSD 4.3, and it 
crashed while loading X using .fvwmrc (NT look-like interface).

I reinstalled everything from the backup and have the following questions:

1. 	Graphics on X flickers a lot and the resolution is extremely bad. On 
the NT partition, things work just wonderful. On BSD, it is the most 
horrible resolution that I have ever seen. I tuned using XF86Config file, 
but I have no idea about the Video card chipset, etc. When mouse moves in 
and out of Netscape, it changes colors from black to white and when I move 
a browser window, it leaves multi-color ghosts behind. What am I doing 
2. 	I had a hard time restoring from the backup. Two of the tarred files 
complained about unexpected end of tar file. Fortunately I had 4 backup 
tapes of different dates. Also, I was careful not to override system 
devices, and it took almost one complete day to recover. Is there a better 
way to take backup - so that in case of machine crash, I can bring it up in 
a matter of hours??


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