On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:44:02 -0400, Henry Olyer <henry.ol...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been having a lot of trouble getting X running on my HP/Compaq
> laptop.  A lot of trouble.
> For years I used to use xf86cfg and/or xf86config, but now, with FreeBSD 7.2
> I can't find them.  (Don't tell me that such useful tools were -- ugh --
> depreciated.  No, please no.)

They are. X introduced new means to achieve the same, mainly through
autodetection. The command

        # X -configure

should provide a xorg.conf.new file with the relevant settings. Have
a look at what /var/log/Xorg.0.log says in case of errors.

Keep in mind that the new X server now has a different behaviour when
it works. They old-fashioned greyish pattern has been abandoned in
favour of a modern solid black background. :-)

> And worse, the keyboard has lot's of really nice key's on it, to dim the
> screen and such like that.  Which right now 7.2 ignores.

I always thought these keys were software-independent. But who wonders
about "modern" laptops where even the socket for headphones requires
a driver that manages to switch off the speakers when a headphone is
plugged in...

> So for $400 I think I got a good deal. 

If it works. If it doesn't, it was a bad deal. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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