"This article should not be considered a substitute for the
well-written, thorough instructions given in the FreeBSD Handbook
starting at Chapter 12: The X Window System."
"Instead, it's more of a field guide from someone who's built
far too many X Servers and Windows Managers and has tried countless
configuration combinations on a lot of video cards."
"Building an X Server is not an exact science; there are a
lot of video cards out there, and some build easier than
others. You'll want to have a pencil and paper handy: If you
luck out, you'll be able to record which combination of monitor,
mode, and color depth worked for your video card. If the first
combination doesn't work, you'll want to start systematically
keeping track of what you've tried until you come across a
combination that does. And if you're like me, you'll be glad you've
written this down when you decide to change a working configuration
to see if you can get just that little extra out of your video
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