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Date:      Thu, 26 Sep 2002 12:22:59 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Conrad Sabatier <>
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 26-Sep-2002 MET wrote:
> 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?

Try running "xf86cfg -textmode".

Conrad Sabatier <>

Yes, but which self do you want to be?

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