X configuration file

jemate18

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I have a fresh install FreeBSD 7.1

I chose the X-Developer so that the packages there will be installed including the X server. Then I chose the GNOME desktop manager. I also installed the ports collection included in the installer

I did a make install clean on /usr/ports/portupgrade

then run portupgrade -a

Then I did a make install clean on /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-drivers

Because I have an AGP GeForce Mx400 64MB video card.

I'm looking for the xorg.conf at /etc/X11 -> found none and
xorg.conf at /usr/local/etc/X11 -> found none

Therefore I used Xorg -configure to generate a xorg.conf.new
It has detected my nvidia card and I have viewed it.

I then cp it to /etc/X11 and /usr/local/etc/X11

Then when I restarted,,, My screen resolution is only up to 800x600. Which I assume, that the new xorg.conf I have cp to /etc/X11 and /usr/local/etc/X11 was not read by Xorg?

I don't know where to put my xorg.conf.... Another, is Xorg using it? Because I have made the changes and none works.
 

graudeejs

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if your xorg.conf.new is satisfying you, move it to /etc/X11 and rename it to xorg.conf
 
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killasmurf86 said:
if your xorg.conf.new is satisfying you, move it to /etc/X11 and rename it to xorg.conf

I have just did that.. ANd nothing seems to change...
 
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Ok.. I have checked /var/log/Xorg.0/log and it says "Using config file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

No problem because i already did mv /root/xorg.conf.new /etx/X11/xorg.conf

The thing is that in my System->Preferences->Screen resolution , I only have choices of 800x600. I tried a lot of stuff. Nothing works.... I then

then edited xorg.conf in the monitor section, I added
HorizSync 28-50
VertRefresh 43-75
after that, I restarted my PC and it works well now. I got a 14" monitor.
I guess the Xorg -configure failed in giving a default value for the HorizSync and VertRefresh. But adding it fixed my problem....

Thanks guys
 
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