John Nielsen wrote: > Quoting Tore Lund <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: >> My new motherboard has the built-in VIA Chrome9 graphics processor, >> which seems to use the xf86-video-via driver. The driver works, no >> doubt about that, but I badly want to configure gamma, contrast, etc. >> >> There is supposedly a configuraton utility for Linux, but the few >> comments I can find about it are not very encouraging. After all, even >> the s3gamma utility for Windows is rather clunky and lackluster. >> >> I may simply have to buy yet another grahics card (there is no AGP slot >> on this board). But it seems odd that there is no way to configure this >> processor, which otherwise seems fairly capable (unlike, say, the nv >> driver). Being able to somehow set gamma independently on the RGB >> channels might be all I need. Thanks for any hints. > > I haven't used it, but you may want to check out the openchrome project > (http://www.openchrome.org). There is a FreeBSD port available in the > ports tree under x11-drivers/xf86-video-openchrome.
Thanks, John. I wasn't sure about this port. I first tried to download it as a package and started X with the driver "via" (according to the documentation), but X did not find it. I then got rid of the package as well as the old via driver and installed xf86-video-openchrome as a port. It still did not work. However, studying the new error message, I decided to correct the driver to "openchrome", which DID work. I must have come across some stale documentation. At any rate, I can now start X, and it responds to the Gamma line. To some extent it also works with xvidtune. Screen size and placement is not perfect, but I hope this can be improved when I have studied the "caveats" mentioned at the openchrome site. Things look promising now. -- Tore _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"