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Date:      Thu, 26 Sep 2002 10:55:28 -0400 (EDT)
From:      John Bleichert <>
To:        MET <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Configuring XFree86 - not working...
Message-ID:  <>
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 <>
> 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 (
> ):
> 	# XFree86 -configure
> 	# XFree86 -xf86config
> 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).


#  John Bleichert 

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