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Old 26th May 2011
jb_daefo jb_daefo is offline
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Default [SOLVED] [Somewhat] Xorg woes...

Acquired a smaller LCD which has a vastly improved screen. Howsoever, the bottom line was not visible to type on, (rudimentary bios maybe with that cabling.) (without Tmux loaded that is, but tmux somehow messes up using editors etc on that screen.) Changing the input, Bios menus have more options, but Xorg fails to start with a good enough resolution. Chance googling (xorg.conf structure or something) found a xorg.conf from scratch
linux manual which explained each part (first one i'd every seen) As I had / have
numerous xorg.conf's accumlated with names such as...
Code:
xorg.conf.WKG
xorg.conf
xorg.conf.crt.2006
xorg.conf.lcd.broken
xorg.conf.v7_2008
not those exact, but upwards of 50 or so. Each heavily commented with
unused options. So finding the above document, I wrote from scratch an
xorg.conf, which automagically worked. (typing a long !xinit ) line from
history without seeing the typed line); Or with the other cabling to the
lcd, its resolution was lesser (the typing line visible), X stuck at 800x600 or
less. So everything was perfect with workarounds but not as it should be
finalized.
Decided to upgrade the xorg.conf to one which would accept the second cabling,
made the Xorg.log verbose, added a few arcane options to the xorg.conf ( google
searches for Xorg errors ninety percent have other person's "issues" not
"answers", indeed unanswered posts, so it is very hit and miss.
More exprerimentation, recompiling, and editing resulted in:
a vesa xorg.conf-- which only shows 20 percent of the screen
a nv xorg.conf-- which segfaults and logs the session out of Freebsd
Accumulate error logs, saved with diffuse names, which are more verbose,
but end in a non-verbose segfault.
So what was a perfectly usable AS IN ... 90 percent of windows/linux/bsd users will never experience such a pretty lcd... workaround but hardly recommendable for
hardware which should be highly recommendable, became a entirely-unusable
Xorg which loads to not usable, or segfaults entirely. As that is not my
primary system, I can restore from backups of a few weeks ago, but does
anyone have any better idea? The only thing I can think of besides an
entirely different way of setting up xorg.conf written from scratch, is if
every registered BSD user on the other forums were to post their xorg.conf
in a long thread (if used), and one could pick and choose...
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Not wanting to waste other's time with this, but a slight chance someone
else has a working configuration based on the above or knows a more
timely way to solve it.
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On a hunch, I restored one of the eight or so xorg.conf's with long names
from a different local backup subdirectory. Worked out-of-the-box to
restore the nice screen (not the alternate cabled one), "nouveau" ...
meaning I should probably keep the current working workaround (initial
bsd logon, no visible type, but many VERY_usable xterms's) until .... ???
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Old 5th June 2011
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I usually run
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/usr/local/bin/Xorg -configure -retro
and then adjust according to:

1. CPU architecture
2. Monitor
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