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 


echo "f r a n k @ e s p e r a n c e - l i n u x . c o . u k" | sed 's/ //g'

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