On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 22:04:40 -0300
"Pitre, Ian (DPS/MSP)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thank you for such a quick response.
> 1. How could I verify which driver is being used?
> 2. I went it the post-install configuration and tried downloading the Intel
> driver package but it failed... giving me error -1 and states to look at
> debug screen but I have no idea where to see that.
> From: Ghirai [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Fri 2008-04-11 21:25
> To: Pitre, Ian (DPS/MSP)
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD7 + Intel video chipset 965 + X11R6
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 20:57:23 -0300
> "Pitre, Ian (DPS/MSP)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > First off I'm a total newbie to FreeBSD and the UNIX world.
> > I installed FreeBSD 7 about 1 wk ago and I'm about to give up at this point
> > as I'm having video problems but it seems like such a great OS I want to
> > fix it.
> > My video hardware:
> > Integrated onboard Intel video card, 965 chipset using the system memory
> > Here is the problem;
> > I have GNOME (version that comes with FreeBSD 7) for an interface and
> > initially when it loaded my mouse didn't work. I used the xorgconfig,
> > xorgcfg did not work. Once I ran the configuration utility and the new
> > xorg.conf file was created I rebooted and now I have a mouse but the screen
> > resolution is extremely low (everything is huge). Before I ran the utility
> > and loaded gnome the resolution was very decent (but I had no mouse). I
> > know they're probably unrelated.
> > Does anyone have any suggestions?
> > p.s. I discovered on X.org that the Intel 965 chipset is 'now' supported in
> > release X11R7.2. Would upgrading X be the smartest thing to do but my
> > question since I'm a total newbie is... how do I do that :)
> > Thanks for any advice
> > Ian
> Make sure you have moused_enable="YES" in rc.conf,
> as well as usbd_enable="YES" (if you have an usb mouse).
> You should also verify that Xorg uses the 'intel' driver.
> The handbook covers basic X11 setup pretty well:
1. cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
2. assuming you have ports installed:
cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel && make install clean
Then make sure you have something like: Driver "intel" in your xorg.conf file.
3. Please don't top post.
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