Newbie: Screen Resolution

yankeemcc yank1560-freebsd at
Sun Feb 19 15:12:46 GMT 2006

I'm having some trouble getting beyond 1024x768 resolution on my IBM T22 laptop running FreeBSD 6.0 and KDE 3.5.

Just installing KDE I get this resolution just fine, but when I try and add 1280x1024 "mode" in the xorg.conf file it does not seem to take affect.

I notice that in the "Configure Desktop" tool it shows "Screen 1" as the only available screen for "Settings for Screen" selector.  Yet my xorg.conf only identifies "Screen 0" perhaps that is just that the graphical tool starts counting at 1 instead of 0 but perhaps there's a mismatch here.

I also notice in my boot messages a warning (that for some reason I can  not capture in dmesg) that looks like "" not set properly in rc.conf using old kdmrc.  But I've looked through the kdmrc and nothing jumps out at me as being related to this issue.

Here is my xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     " Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
        RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        HorizSync    31.5-67
        VertRefresh  50-90

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWCursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWCursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"                    # [<str>]
        #Option     "UseBIOS"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "LCDClock"                  # <freq>
        #Option     "ShadowStatus"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtOnly"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "TvOn"                      # [<bool>]
        #Option     "PAL"                       # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceInit"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Overlay"                   # [<str>]
        #Option     "TransparencyKey"           # [<str>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "savage"
        VendorName  "S3 Inc."
        BoardName   "86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     1
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     4
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     8
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     15
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes     "1280x1024"

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