Ashish Shukla wrote:
> ,-- YANSWBVCG types:
>
> [...]
>
> | I tried changing 'vesa' back to 'ati' and the monitor still craps out.
> | At this point I have lost interest in trying to get the monitor run at
> | 1440x900. I will just live with 1280x1024.
>
> Do you've 'radeon' or 'r128' driver in xenocara ? Tried those ? Check
> radeon(4) or r128(4) they've some specific options for flat panels.


The x550 card is not listed for radeon(4).

>
> |>
> |> || Indicate which OS and version of Xorg you're running.
> |> | ==============
> |> | (--) checkDevMem: using aperture driver /dev/xf86
> |> | (--) Using wscons driver on /dev/ttyC4 in pcvt compatibility mode (version 3.32)
> |> | (WW) xf86AcquireGART: AGPIOC_ACQUIRE failed (Inappropriate ioctl for device)
> |> | (WW) GARTInit: AGPIOC_INFO failed (Inappropriate ioctl for device)
> |>
> |> I'm not an OpenBSD user, but encountered a post[1] about X in OpenBSD
> |> few days ago. Do you've that kernel variable set ?
> |
> | Don't know which variable you are referring to, but I expect so.
> | If OpenBSD 4.2 were this year's wine vintage, I think I would
> | wait for next year. I definitely have given up on using X online.
>
> I'm referring to 'machdep.allowaperture' in /etc/sysctl.conf .
>
> |> [1] - http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=114233317926101
>
> I hope you've visited this link.


I had not read the link until now but I am real familiar with the evil
in video cards and how to use machdep.allowaperture to protect myself
from that evil.

> HTH