[buug] Window size under KDE. (fwd)

Skip Evans evans at ncseweb.org
Wed Jul 24 20:28:58 PDT 2002

At 07:02 PM 7/24/2002 -0700, Patrick Soltani wrote:
>find out what version of XFree86 you are running on your FreeBSD box:
>pkg_info | grep -i xfree

Running this command did not produce any output. I am running FreeBSD 4.0. I just purchased The Complete FreeBSD within the last couple of months and these are the CDs that came with the book. I really just thought I was buying a book and was quite surprised to find not only a whole OS but a boatload of free apps!

>based on the version 3 or 4, you have to run the config utility that walks you thru the setup; xf86config
>Before doing this copy /etc/X11/XF86Config.  The directory may be different on your machine based on the installation.

I've been looking for some kind of config file but cannot seem to locate it.

>Once you run xf86config, it will overwrite your XF86Config file which XWindow Manager uses to customize your session.

This I did when I installed the OS. And it seemed to work fine. However, to correct the problem with the large windows I went back into the /stand/sysinstall program, pulled up XF86Config again and tried to set the resolution to SVGA 800x600. When the system attempted to start the X server, first it said the server could not be started. After pressing OK, the Desktop tried to appear but the X that usually appears in the middle of the screen as it loads was much larger than usual. After a moment, the screen went to just a mess of short broken lines indicating a bad card setting, which with this big X splattered in the middle.  This machine is a Pentium 166Mhz and I'm wondering if the video card can't support the resolution required to properly run X windows. Anyone think that may be the case?

Thanks so much for your help!


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