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Date:      Thu, 26 Sep 2002 10:55:28 -0400 (EDT)
From:      John Bleichert <syborg@stny.rr.com>
To:        MET <met@uberstats.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Configuring XFree86 - not working...
Message-ID:  <Pine.LNX.4.44.0209261051590.3126-100000@janeway.vonbek.dhs.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2656a$703845b0$6401a8c0@SURVIVAL>

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On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, MET wrote:

> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 10:38:23 -0400
> From: MET <met@uberstats.com>
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Configuring XFree86 - not working...
> 
> So I've installed XFree86 (or rather FBSD 4.6.2 did as it came with it).
> I'm updated my ports and my system to -STABLE.  However when I try to
> configure X-Server I get a blue flashy screen that reminds of death (too
> many years on MS I guess).  Any how, I'm attempting to the Handbook (
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html
> ):
> 
> 	# XFree86 -configure
> 
> 	# XFree86 -xf86config XF86Config.new
> 
> Instead of the wonderful "black and grey grid and an X mouse cursor" I
> get some retarded shaky blue-ish crap.  My machine is a Dell Inspiron
> 8200 Laptop ( 15 IN SXGA+ || 64MB DDR 4X AGP NVIDIA NV17 3D VIDEO ).
> 
> Any ideas what I have to do in order to get this to work?
> 
> ~ Matthew
> 

If that AGP card is Quadro based it may not be supported by any of the 
native drivers in X4. (Does the SVGA driver work?) Also, try some of the 
various X setup tools in the Configure section of /stand/sysinstall - the 
textual xf86config tool (which you're using indirectly above) is great 
once you know what you need, but can be a real PITA as a debugging aid.

The Quadro cards are a real pain in BSD as there are no native NVidia 
drivers (yet).

JB

#  John Bleichert 
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