[PC-BSD Support] Resetting display resolution - PC-BSD 8.0
jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za
Sat Mar 6 22:37:18 PST 2010
On Sunday 07 March 2010, usmbish at aol.com wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> > From: USM Bish <usmbish at aol.com>
> > To: support at lists.pcbsd.org <support at lists.pcbsd.org>
> > Sent: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 6:28 pm
> > Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Support] Resetting display resolution - PC-BSD 8.0
> [ some snipped ]
> >> This is a known issue:
> >> <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/243>
> >> The solution for now is to boot with option "7" and check
> >> the upper of the two boxes in the "advanced" tab. Even with
> >> the Trac issue closed, the bug isn't solved, yet.
> >> Markus
> > Dear Markus and Kris,
> > Thanks for the lead. I will try the Option "7", but then
> > this can at best be an interim solution. I suppose, step one
> > would be to go the old classical style, and boot into the
> > command prompt on console (viz. remove kdm). Then set up
> > things by hand before firing X manually with "startkde"/
> > "startx". May work ...
> Looks silly, replying to my own post, but this is just to give
> a completion report.
> What surprises me is the fact the Xorg under Ubuntu in the
> same box gives me an auto-detected option which works at a
> higher resolution/ depth combination, whereas that of PC-BSD
> goes on to default 1024x768 with 16 bit depth.
> I did try setting it to 1440x900 at 24 bit colour depth. It
> ran for that session, but reset on reboot. Then I did a whole
> lot of trial and error to find that 1440x900 at 16 bit colour
> depth was retaining. The rest was a matter of going down the
> resolution ladder to get an optimal combo of 24 bit colour.
> That, I got at 1280x960, and things are definitely better now
> . This is holding on across reboots, and I did not have to
> take the manual route.
> So basically, it is a matter of Option 7 boot, and then get
> the appropriate resolution which holds across a reboot.
Something else you can try:
select single mode from the boot menu
login as root
make copy of your original xorg.conf
copy the generated xorg.conf to /etc/xorg.conf
If that xorg.conf works then you can compare the to xorg.conf files to find
out what 's different.
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