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Solved KDE displays in only one resolution and screen "buffer" is moved too much up

bsd_user_1234

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#1
Hi guys!
I just got a new laptop; I installed freebsd on it as the only system; Next I installed xorg and gnome3;
All that went great; Later I decided I wanted to switch from gnome to kde4 and so I followed these:
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-config.html
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x11-wm.html
However, when I rebooted the laptop I didn't quite get what I expected, because the screen was moved too high up and the resolution
was 1024x768, when on gnome it was (as it should have been) 1366x768;
The photo below should be enlightening:
IMG_20180701_073140.jpg
Also: when I turn the i915kms_load option off the screen displays on the whole area of the monitor, but with a bad resolution (too low);
I messed around a little bit with the file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
where I added the line ' Modes "1366x768" ' to every depth listed in the file and to the screen section;
However this did not help. On the contrary Now when I reboot I see x server died on startup;
So I deleted the line ' Modes "1366x768" ' from the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, screen section leaving it in the depth sections
and rebooted; Now I'm back to before.
Any help would be appreciated (Tell me if you need anything else);
 

k.jacker

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#2
Remove your xorg.conf (or rename it). This behavior is mostly caused by unsupported refresh rates. What Cpu/Intel graphics you got?
 

bsd_user_1234

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Remove your xorg.conf (or rename it). This behavior is mostly caused by unsupported refresh rates. What Cpu/Intel graphics you got?
First off, sorry for not replying sooner (I was in the mountains :D);
Second, here are the requested specs(I also deleted the xorg.conf file):
Processor Type: Intel Core i5 2nd Gen.
Processor Speed: 2.5GHz
Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics
 

k.jacker

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#4
That is a SandyBridge generation processor supported by the /boot/kernel/i915kms.ko driver.
You should add the following line to /etc/rc.conf
Code:
kldlist="i915kms"
Remove your xorg.conf and reboot.
That should do it.
 
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