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. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"