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Hello, I've just installed and upgraded an HP OmniBook XE2 laptop to FreeBSD-5.4 PreRelease here and find that I can't get the default install of xorg to run at 800x600. I used to have FreeBSD-4Stable up until a week ago, which I decided to reinstall to version 5 after hitting problems updating to the latest Gnome. I've tried using the same settings for depth / resolution that "just worked" using XFree86, but the screen just starts to look as if its going to "melt" with the strange look the tft screen takes on after running startx. Here's the screen section ...

  1. #1

    Default FreeBSD-5.4 PreRelease vs HP OmniBook XE2

    Hello,
    I've just installed and upgraded an HP OmniBook XE2 laptop to FreeBSD-5.4 PreRelease here
    and find that I can't get the default install of xorg to run at 800x600.

    I used to have FreeBSD-4Stable up until a week ago, which I decided to reinstall to version 5
    after hitting problems updating to the latest Gnome.

    I've tried using the same settings for depth / resolution that "just worked" using XFree86, but the screen just starts to look as if its going to "melt" with the strange look the tft screen takes on after running startx.

    Here's the screen section with the XFree86 settings that used to work in FreeBSD-4Stable:

    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 "pci_burst" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_conservative" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_moderate" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_aggressive" # [<bool>]
    #Option "pci_retry" # [<bool>]
    #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
    #Option "set_mclk" # <freq>
    #Option "show_cache" # [<bool>]
    #Option "HWCursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "SWCursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
    #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
    #Option "ByteSwap" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Interlaced" # [<bool>]
    #Option "UseBIOS" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ZoomOnLCD" # [<bool>]
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "siliconmotion"
    VendorName "Silicon Motion, Inc."
    BoardName "SM810 LynxE"
    Option "UseBIOS" "off"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    These settings just won't work with xorg. This is what works in terms of only 600x480 in xorg:

    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 "pci_burst" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_conservative" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_moderate" # [<bool>]
    #Option "fifo_aggressive" # [<bool>]
    #Option "pci_retry" # [<bool>]
    #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
    #Option "set_mclk" # <freq>
    #Option "show_cache" # [<bool>]
    #Option "HWCursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "SWCursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
    #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
    #Option "ByteSwap" # [<bool>]
    #Option "Interlaced" # [<bool>]
    #Option "UseBIOS" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ZoomOnLCD" # [<bool>]
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "siliconmotion"
    VendorName "Silicon Motion, Inc."
    BoardName "SM810 LynxE"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Can anyone assist, please?

    If there is any more information I can supply, please let me know.

    Thanks for the time.

    Regards,

    Stacey

    Stacey Guest

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    Default Re: FreeBSD-5.4 PreRelease vs HP OmniBook XE2

    Hi Stacey,
    What results do you get when you generate/test a new configuration
    file for XORG? I'm sure that you have been to the on line docs, but I
    thought I would provide a link just in case:

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html

    I hope this helps!
    --Nick
    Nick Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: FreeBSD-5.4 PreRelease vs HP OmniBook XE2

    Hello Nick,
    Thanks for the kind reply.

    Hi Nick!

    On Wed, 23 Mar 2005, Nick Pavlica wrote:
     

    That's what I used as the instruction set for setting up X on the laptop.

    The resulting xorg.conf.new that is prodeuced from "Xorg -configure" pretty much works, in
    terms of allowing me to launch X / Gnome at 600x480 resolution. Any attempts to tune xorg.conf
    fails.

    It just strikes me as odd that I didn't have these problems under FreeBSD-4 / XFree86. I'm
    waiting for a responder to request the actual xorg.conf file itself as its rather large
    for posting.

    Thanks again for taking the time.


    Regards,

    Stacey
     
    Stacey Guest

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