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09-27-2007, 10:35 PM
Hello friends, I am glad to be here... I have installed PC-BSD on my computer and after a small problem with the AGP Aperture I HAD gotten to the setup screen. I choose the latest nVidia driver listed (I have a GeForce 7800) and a 1280x1024 resolution, seemed reasonable enough BUT my desktop started up in an unusable 640x480 resolution, I couldn't even reach the "apply" button in the settings. I opened xorg.conf and it listed my 1280x1024 as the only resolution... the desktop properties just showed the 640x480 resolution @50Hz, NOTHING ELSE! Any help would be appreciated...
09-28-2007, 12:52 AM
Ok, I got this one after a little toying around... it had to do with the Monitor settings...
10-01-2007, 07:14 PM
hi, i've got the same problem but i didn't found how to resolve it. can you explain me how did you do, pls?
10-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Well I ain't sure bout this but I've also experienced similar problem.
Like when I've selected the nVidia driver and applied on for 1024x768 resolution with a resonable refresh rate it seemed that my display jumped up with kinda 640x480. So I selected not to keep this one. Instead I've selected vesa for drive, resolution 1024x768 and 75hz and well it worked fine :). You can try this one.
You can get to the Graphics card setup wizard from the boot menu.
After booting the pcbsd will showup a list of boot options.
Select the appropriate option(in my case it was No#6) and get to the Graphics card setup wizard and try the vesa. Hope it works.
[N.B: I've got a nVIDIA Geforce 4 MX 4000 graphics card ]
10-03-2007, 08:32 PM
i tried with vesa and it works, but i would prefer to use the last nvidia driver (i've got a geforce 6800), to run compix :D
10-04-2007, 06:30 PM
OK, sorry I hadn't returned sooner BUT here's the solution I found to my problem... it's weak I know but I did another fresh install in order to see what other options I had, and may have ignored during set-up. Well after the install completed it was time to set-up X and after I chose my driver and the default resolution I went to the "Advanced" tab and checked the monitor settings which I hadn't done before... I didn't make any changes to the information already there, I just checked the option which allowed me to do so if I had wanted to. When I reached my desktopn VOILA, KDE in all it's glory.
For anyone who can't GET to the GUI after install check the Graphics Aperture in the BIOS... it shouldn't be set any higher than 128MB. That one had me depressed for some time...
OK, ciao for now...
10-05-2007, 05:42 PM
thx....i checked the box in the advanced tab and all went right without anohter fresh install. but now i've got problem with the hard drive lol
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