On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 07:25 -0700, Joel Adamson wrote: > Howdy Y'all, > > I am planning to install FreeBSD this weekend and I am doing a hardware > inventory. I have a fairly new computer (bought brand new a year ago: Dell > something-or-other 5100C), with a flatscreen monitor and USB everything. I > looked for my monitor specifications last night and have found nothing > resembling the 35Hz, 800x600 stuff that is discussed in the handbook. this > would make sense, of course,... > > All I've found in Windows Device Manager is something like "Intel 42985G > Chipset". > > Whenever I've tried liveCDs (FreesBie, various linuces), they have all picked > out the monitor just fine (and most everything else). I just want to cover > my bases, in case I end up with a flickering screen, I want to be able to do > something about it. > > Do you have any suggestions for where I should look for any monitor > specifications? What do I enter when I do my X configuration? > > Thanks, > Joel > > > Joel J. Adamson > Arlington, MA >
Assuming you have a dell monitor, have you tried looking it up on http://support.dell.com ? Most likely, you could even google it. My DELL 1901FP, came up when I googled it. Just worry about the horizontal and vertical synch/refresh rates for now, if they're wrong you can fry it. This is mine: Section "Monitor" Identifier "DELL 1901FP" HorizSync 30-80 VertRefresh 56-76 ModeLine "1024x768i" 45 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace EndSection That's the minimum for monitor, I believe, mine works great anyway. This is my "Screen" section for that monitor: Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen 1" Device "i810" Monitor "DELL 1901FP" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" Option "rgb bits" "8" Visual "StaticColor" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubSection EndSection Bob _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"