On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 07:05:50AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On 10/12/2012 00:31, Gary Kline wrote: > > On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 08:38:06AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote: > >> > On 09/12/2012 00:23, Gary Kline wrote: > > >>> > > one of the remaining problems --hopefuully the Last-- with my > >>> > > Dell 3010 quad i5 is that the resolution stops at 5:4. it's > >>> > > something like 1280x1014 whereas my widescreen Dell needs > >>> > > 1920x1280 or close to that. do I need to go out and find a > >>> > > videocard? or is there a way of taking my 6GB of RAM and > >>> > > giving > >>> > > it to the video? > > >> > Do you have a DVI connector on your current graphics card, or just the > >> > old style VGA connector? Pretty much all modern widescreen monitors > >> > will have a DVI connector as well as the legacy VGA. > > > actually, I have both. the KVM dates from 2010 and came with > > four cables and eight plugs. > > Ahah! You're using a KVM switch. That can block the monitor from > sending its configuration information to the X server. It's easy to > tell: just try connecting directly to the monitor temporarily. > > If that works, you can use xrandr to extract the monitor details, write > a mode line for your xorg.conf and put the KVM back in the loop, while > keeping the optimum configuration. > > Cheers, > > Matthew
the thing is that I had this working before--twice--one running Gnnome, once KDE and both thru theKVM switch. the last time I re-reinstalled from a DVD [gnome], the kde from a CD: nojoy. gary PS I managed to get both ssh's [bi-directionally] within a few hours. ive run every diagnostic I can think of. > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey > > -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"