Solved Can't get desired screen resolution with xorg on MATE-base 1.18

big_girl

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#1
Hi,

I've tried several things mostly found here but cannot get any screen res higher than 1024x768, which is kinda small.

xrandr(1)() reports max res is 1024x768, but the monitor and a previous installation of GNOME2 (some time ago) support(ed) 1280x1024, which is my desire.

I built mate-base and xorg from ports and everything is updated.

There's no xorg.conf on the system.

I tried (using what was in the handbook chapter linked above):

-adding user to wheel and video
-enabling vt(4)() in /boot/loader.conf
-editing /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/screen-resolution.conf had no effect

-editing /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/driver-intel.conf threw an error that went something like-
Code:
bad display name ":0" in "add" command...
Fatal server error: (EE) no screens found (EE)...
The chipset is onboard Intel G35 which is reported by dmesg as agp0 Intel G965 and FWIW dmesg reports the display at vgapci0 VGA-compatible display.

What else to try?

TIA!
-bg
 

aragats

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#2
1. You don't need to enable vt(4) if you on FreeBSD 11 (they are the default consoles).
2. You do need to add to your /boot/loader.conf:
Code:
i915kms_load="YES"
 
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big_girl

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1. You don't need to enable vt(4) if you on FreeBSD 11 (they are the default consoles).
2. You do need to add to your /boot/loader.conf:
Code:
i915kms_load="YES"
Thanks- I saw a thread mentioning that, but I don't have that chipset (and tried it anyway after your post) but unfortunately it had no effect either in /boot/loader.conf or /etc/rc.conf. I dropped the call to vt(4)() from /boot/loader.conf as per your rec.

Thanks- that particular port has been dropped, but your post led me to xf86-video-intel which allowed me to get higher resolutions via xrandr().
 

Phishfry

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#5
I would not let the 'i915' part of that i915kms command put you off. I use it with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Intel graphics. I believe it compliments the xf86-video-intel xorg video driver. It is just a generic name signifying Intel graphics.

I believe it is only used in command line mode and possibly command line programs.
So if only using X then xf86-video-intel is sufficient.
 

gnath

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#6
So if only using X then xf86-video-intel is sufficient
Searching forums put me here & my screen resolution have been corrected after installing xf86-video-ati automatically. Now how can I change boot resolution.
Code:
# dmesg | grep reso
VT(vga): resolution 640x480
atrtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s
VT(vga): resolution 640x480
atrtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s
Also what is the way to change brightness+contrast from openbox.
 

Snurg

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#7
q. 1: man vt shows some loader.conf tunables.
q. 2: don't the brightness function keys of your lappy work?
 
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