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Date:      Fri, 3 May 2002 09:36:01 -0400
From:      Brian T.Schellenberger <bts@babbleon.org>
To:        Kent Stewart <kstewart@owt.com>, "J.J.Rijpkema" <jeff.rijpkema@planet.nl>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: X11 Problem
Message-ID:  <20020503133601.D2407BB29@i8k.babbleon.org>
In-Reply-To: <3CD290E9.3000801@owt.com>
References:  <000001c1f29f$5199f290$9600000a@pluto> <3CD290E9.3000801@owt.com>

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Another possible approach is to scour the net for working XF86Configs for 
your video card.

This works particularly well if you have a laptop, and the the -configure 
works particularly poor there.  The "Linux for laptops" page is great for 
this.  FreeBSD is not, of course, Linux, but it runs the same X.

On Friday 03 May 2002 09:30 am, Kent Stewart wrote:
| J.J.Rijpkema wrote:
| > Hello,
| >
| >
| >
| > I am a Newbie to BSD and I have a problem configuring the X11.
| >
| > First I installed FreeBSD without any problem, but when I want to
| > configure X11, I constantly get the message that the X Server can?t
| > start.
| >
| > I have read the chapter about Configuring X, it says that (a different
| > way than using /stand/sysinstall) you can configure X if you type
| >
| > XFree86 ?configure, it than makes a new XF86Config.new file to edit.
| >
| > But when I do this, my monitor goes black and than turns off for about
| > 10 sec. and than it switches on again, but than I can?t see anything
| >
| > it just turns on.
| >
| > After I reboot (with ctrl+alt+del or the power button), I do have the
| > file XF86Config.new that should be created, nothing wrong about that, but
| > I
| >
| > still can?t start X with startx because than I get the same thing as
| > when I create the XF86Config.new file.
|
| I had problems getting KDE to start up after installing 4.2. What I
| found was that you needed to get rid of /etc/XF86Config. It is for
| XFree86-3.3.6. Then, I had to run "xf86cfg to finish the
| configuration. The new XF86Config is located in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11.
|
| Kent
|
| > I have a Intel 810e chipset, and I have read that XFree86 4.X supports
| > these chips.
| >
| > I also read that if you want to configure the XF86Config file for these
| > chips that you have to load the agp.ko module into the kernel to use
| > agpgart
| >
| > I have done this by adding the line agp_load=?YES? to the
| > /boot/loader.conf file, they said it than loads the module at booting.
| >
| > I also created the AGP device node in the /dev directory with sh MAKEDEV
| > agpgart, but with all these changes, I still can?t configure or get the X
| >
| > server starting.
| >
| >
| >
| > I don?t know if I am doing something wrong or missing something, but
| > when I do I hope you guys can help me with this, because for so far I
| > like BSD
| >
| > and would like to learn much more of it.
| >
| >
| >
| > Greetings
| >
| > J.J. Rijpkema

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