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Hi folks, I'm running OpenBSD 4.0 amd64 with FVWM desktop. I start X-window occasionally for Internet bowsing on GUI browser as I run this box as server. X-window is not ...
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    X-window


    Hi folks,

    I'm running OpenBSD 4.0 amd64 with FVWM desktop. I start X-window occasionally for Internet bowsing on GUI browser as I run this box as server. X-window is not properly configured leaving a dark column of 1.5" wide on each side of the screen. I can't find /etc/X11/X11R6/xorg.conf.

    $ ls /etc/X11/
    Code:
            
    app-defaults lbxproxy     rc.xprint    twm          xinit        xserver
    fs           proxymngr    rstart       xdm          xkb          xsm
    $ ls /etc/X11/xkb/
    Code:
                                                             
    README              compiled            keymap              symbols.dir
    README.config       geometry            keymap.dir          types
    README.enhancing    geometry.dir        rules               types.dir
    compat              keycodes            semantics           xkbcomp
    compat.dir          keycodes.dir        symbols
    I read README.config. Its content looks somewhat similar to xorg.conf but without screen section.

    Please advise how to config the X server. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

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    You can use the locate xorg to find anyfile with the keyword "xorg" in it to narrow down your search. And for configuring X-Server this is a good tutorial http://uw713doc.sco.com/en/LX_uw/LKP...g_xfree86.html
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    Hi DOllaBillz217,

    OpenBSD 4.0 amd64
    ps/2 keyboard
    ps/2, 3-button wheel mouse (counting wheel as a button)


    Tks for your advice and URL

    Before, xorg.conf not yet generated. I think OpenBSD using the default VESA driver.

    Ran "xorgconfig" to generate /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Changed all "vga" on the file to "nv". Started X-window and found following problems;

    1)
    mouse pointer jumping around on the the window boarder.

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
        Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5 6 7"
    If adding;
    Code:
    "Optional Device"   "/dev/psaux"
    X-window failed to start


    2)
    2 dark colums still appeared on both side of the screen

    Code:
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "My Video Card"
        Monitor     "My Monitor"
        DefaultDepth 24
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1680x1050"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    "VertRefresh" and "HorizSync" set to LCD display spec.

    Where can I check whether 'nv' generic driver is available? Tks


    satimis

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    I'd suggest the manufacturers website to see if its available for download.
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    HI DOllaBillz217,

    I'd suggest the manufacturers website to see if its available for download.
    No chance for BSD. I encountered the same problem on running FreeBSD amd64.

    There are threads on Internet complaining withou nVidia driver for amd64 BSD. The same have been existing for more than 1.5 year. nVidia took no action.


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    Well wasn't that nice of nVidia I am not sure where to point ya to then. Try googling it and see if you find anything. Sorry I cant be of any more help
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