Cheers Tilman,

I just checked again on Ports for "5.2-CURRENT/i386" and "5.2.1-RELEASE/i386":
version = XFree86-4.3.0,1

True, does say:
'Summary of new features in 4.4.0. "A new driver for several VIA integrated graphics chipsets has been added."' and offers a source code download.

I bought this PC so that, as a newbie, I don't twat the "working" copy of M$ on my other PC and to always have a working PC with a browser. CVSup and installing from ports is (only just) within my abilities (if nothing complains) - there's no way I'd be able to install from a tarball. Besides, isn't "Ports" the "preferred" installation medium for FreeBSD?

So my question remains, how long for XFree86-4.4 in ports?
5.3-RELEASE/i386" perhaps?

Is it also stupid of me to have a LCD monitor capable of only 1280x768 when the VIA driver documentation at says the VIA driver's display resolutions are:

Option "PanelSize" "string"
Specify the size (width x height) of the LCD panel attached to the system. Sizes 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1400x1050 are supported.


Tilman Linneweh wrote:
* "Owen.G" [Do, 29 Jul 2004 at 16:29 GMT]:

I just had a look at the FreeBSD Ports page:

and there's no sign of XFree86 4.4 yet.

1, Does anybody know the timescale of the port for XFree86 4.4?
2, Will the port of XFree86 4.4 be important enough that it will be announced on the "freebsd-announce" mailing list?

AFAIK the XFree86 4.4 ports are currently tested.

On CURRENT the ports are now the default, they should work with your
VIA too.

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