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Hey, i installed freeBSD and im loveing it, but i want to change the resilutions, can someone please hlep me with this? tell me how to do it ( step by step if possible ).

thanks ALOT
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If you're in a rush... check:
http://www.xfree86.org/current/xf86cfg.1.html
http://www.xfree86.org/current/xf86config.1.html

I thought that screen resolution could be easily set by a GUI utility (without all the xf86[cfg|config] nastiness, but couldn't find any evidence of such a beast for FreeBSD. Try "ctrl"+"alt"+"+" or "ctrl"+"alt"+"-". If modes were previously set, you should be able to switch on the fly.

Be warned! I don't know if FreeBSD even uses XFree86! Also, you may need to know specific information about your monitors capabilities. Don't guess or your monitor will likely be damaged.

(I'm a console *nix user... so this stuff is not very familiar to me. Just thought I'd try and point you in the right direction.)

If you're patient, just wait for phpSelectah to reply. :-)
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Rest assured that every free *nix comes with XFree86 as it's gui'd environment as default.

That having been said, unless you have defined the alternative (and legal, in the sense of applicable), modes to Xfree, the hotkeys will not function.

You're best bet is to modify the XF86Config file, either in your user dir -- which it can be placed -- or in the default all-users location of /etc/X11/

In the Screen section, you will find a default depth entry, proceed to that line -- provided that is the color depth you desire and that your card, (and laptop monitor if applicable) will support in higher resolutions. Add in the entries you wish to the subsection Display stanza, in the modes location.
Thusly;
Code: [ Select ]
  Subsection "Display"
    Depth    24
    Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768"
    ViewPort  0 0
  EndSubsection
  1.   Subsection "Display"
  2.     Depth    24
  3.     Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768"
  4.     ViewPort  0 0
  5.   EndSubsection


If your system can handle it, and provided you have set up X correctly, it should work without a hitch.

Cheers.
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i figured it out :)
now just to figure out how to get programs i got in ports to my desk top hehe
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nevermind fixed :D :) :D :) :D :) :lol:

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