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Old 10-14-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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help on horiz scan rate/vert synch rate on Toshiba Satellite A35-S159


Hey everyone whats up?

I am totally new to FreeBSD (I just installed it last night!) and i did a minimal installation so I can get a feel of installing everything by hand.I am about to configure X11 and when i went into the xorg.conf.new file that was created, I did not see anything about the monitor's horizontal scan rate and the vertical synchronization rate. I am using a Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 laptop. I checked online and I couldnt find any information. Do any of you guys or gals have information on this? Also, how would I find this out, without having to reinstall windows on my laptop?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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You probably got a CD with your monitor with drivers and such on it. If you still have the disc lying around somewhere, there's usually technical specifications on it. I have a 17" Dell LCD and a 15" HP LCD and they both had CDs with tech specs on them.

Alternatively, you could just try some sensical values and see if they work. If your laptop is in any way modern (I'm 99.9% sure it is) your screen will just refuse to display anything that it can't do. If this happens when you start X, just press CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to bail out of the X session you can't see, and try some different values. You should be able to pick some good base horizontal and vertical scan rates using xorgconfig.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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well my cd that came with the laptop is a recovery cd, ill have to check to see if it has any technical specs on it. Also, what do you recommend to be some good values for me to try out? Also it seems that my chipset is i810 do i have to do anything extra, before configuring the horiz scan rate/vert synch rate?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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Not that I know of, other than specifying what driver to use. (I myself have a i900 (82801) graphics chip, but use the i810 driver; it has some issues [verizon.net], but I would expect that you should be alright.) But if you're building a xorg.conf file from scratch, I'd recommend trying to use the xorgconfig program first; it makes the configuration process a lot simpler (like just asking what resolution and refresh rate you use, to determine vertical sync). As far as recommendations go, I just put my own xorg.conf file online [verizon.net]; it's for a 15" LCD at 1024x768 and 75Hz. But again, the specs come directly from my documentation, so they probably won't optimally apply to your display.
 
  


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