Monitor Resolution Wrong with New 18.12 Installation


#41

But @RodMyers said it doesn’t work. Who shall I believe?


#42

you have nothing to lose.we’ve rebooted, and removed the xorg.xonf already, so no big deal


#43

OK, it happened like you (and I) expected - the graphic crashed!

I redo the xorg.conf file now.


#44
The contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old would be
helpful for both Driver "modesetting" and Driver "intel".
In the meantime you appear stuck with Driver "vesa".
John
groenveld@acm.org

#45

Command not found.

I’m thinking if any of the XF86-video drivers in AppCafe could be useful?


#46

sudo cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

sudo cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

please use Pastebin.com to post both, then post the link here


#47

Wow, that’s a lot of text.
Xorg.0.log
https://pastebin.com/nBR66Ms5

A little less.
Xorg.0.log.old
https://pastebin.com/Y6QarMAC


#48

@RodMyers . Considering the logs I posted above. Have you or any of the devs found any solving on the graphics issue to increase the resolution?


#49

not sure.posted over on telegram and maybe someone can assist.

edit:
are you on telegram?


#50

No. As far as I understand Telegram is some kind of program for accessing smartphones on the computer (I’m probably wrong). However, I don’t own a smartphone and won’t buy one either simply because I don’t like them.

Btw, is the #trueos channel at http://webchat.freenode.net still active?


#51

thought I would ask. Yes, cell phone is required


#52

Please keep me informed. Are you a moderator on this discourse? Reason why I ask is that if you are you can see my e-mail address.


#53
You never posted the Xorg log with Driver "intel"
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

John
groenveld@acm.org

#54

yes, a moderator here and on telegram


#55

I posted two logs in post #47. I Don’t know how to create any other logs.
And create a log from when I set the driver from “vesa” to “intel” cannot be done since that makes the graphics crash and I can’t get in to the system unless I rebuild the xorg.conf file, and then you get the logs I already posted.


#56
You posted the log from vesa and modesetting.
Change the driver to intel.
Reboot.
If Xorg crashes and you cannot log in via a virtual terminal,
CTRL-ALT-F1, then reboot and boot single user,
mount -u /, and change the setting back to vesa.
Reboot again
/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old will contain the intel driver log.

John
groenveld@acm.org

#57

OK. Did the Xorg crashing routine again (pooh! :wink: ).
https://pastebin.com/YhxqDwx1

Hope this log helps so we can solve this graphics and screen issue (at the present 1024x768 which is too low).

Think I said this before, but although Xorg crashes and it doesn’t boot up (stops at the text “login”), everything in OpenRC gets a green OK at normal boot (not single user).


#58
# pkg install xf86-video-intel
and then repeat the test
John
groenveld@acm.org

#59

Well… It worked… Or? Lets says, at least it didn’t crash. But the resolution became even crazier.
It’s now 1366x768 and if I set it back to 1024x768 I don’t get full screen.

But then I came to think about an idea that @RodMyers came up with earlier to change the DPI on the login screen, so I fiddled with it a little, logged in and out a few times and came to the conclusion that a lower DPI is the way to go, not higher.

It’s interesting, high DPI gives tiny icons and giant text, and low gives the opposite. However, I found that Standard 96 seems to be the best… And whola! Now it looks kinda normal. Thanks a lot!!! :star_struck:

Then if you also would find a driver that finds the mic function, my happiness would be total :slight_smile:
I know from 18.03 that it doesn’t help to install PulseAudio, but it probably needs some kind of driver.


#60
Open a new topic for your microphone issue.
Include the output of these two commands:
# cat /dev/sndstat
# mixer
and whatever method you used to test recording.

Plenty of microphone success stories on freebsd.org.
John
groenveld@acm.org