> it was said: > > >Sorry if this is not quite the place for this question but I'm at > my > >wits ends here. I need viable Horizontal sync ranges and vertical > >refresh rates for my compaq presario laptop 1200-XL118 (13" HPA > >screen, Trident Cyberblade i7 video card)and I have not been able > to > >find them anywhere. They are not in the online product manuals and > the > >compaq support people have given me ranges that don't work after > >telling me the info doesn't exist. I have been guessing away and > >getting close. Is there some sort of autodetect utility? Is my > >hardware not supported? > > > Thanks ahead of time, > > Oliver Gould >
Hi Oliver, I have just got over a similar problem on my first installation of freeBSD. My experience might help you. I reinstalled or started fBSD many many times without solving this horizontal/vertical problem. I wasnt too impressed either :). I think the difficulty came because I selected the first option in the "Config X-server" list (xf86cfg). I entered many variations of the horiz/vertical options because i could not find the sync rate information anywhere on the net for my kit. Nothing worked. Then i noticed someone recommended using the second option on the "Config X-server" list, "xf86cfg - textmode". Using this method, I got through first time, and I just took a guess at the rates. I used 31.5-64.3 for horizontal and 50-70 for vertical. So for me, I think the real problem was that I was not using something that built the config file properly (or simply), ie I should have used xf86cfg - textmode from the start. I still dont know what the horizontal and vertical rates are for my kit, but it doesnt seem to matter now. Hope this helps Peter _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"