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Date:      Tue, 15 May 2007 10:40:18 +0100 (BST)
From:      dharam paul <>
Subject:   Re: ATI Radeon 9600xt (256MB DDR) on FreeBSD 6.2 ; SOLVED NOW
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Now I have used ATI Radeon driver but the screen was
still 'diagonally shifted' wherein at the bottom and
at the left of the screen there was blank space. 

I am using FreeBSD 6.2. I also added  
    device		drm
    device		radeondrm
in my Kernel. But it did not make any difference to
the display.

The solution was achieved accidentally when I changed
the settings during performing settings after passing
'xorgconf' command, I selected No. 6 when the program
asked for the Horizontal Refresh Rate of the monitor.
Earlier I was using 30-70 KHz. 

Now the screen in Video mode is OK.

I very sincerely thank all Gurus who helped me resolve
the issue. 

FreeBSD is a wonderful OS. When I logged as another
user and tried to enter into GUI mode, I realised that
for this user also I have to do the setting so that
xinitrc knows which GUI to use. I tried Gnome for this
user. It is a wonderful OS, I can assign different GUI
environments to different users!


--- Scott Bennett <> wrote:

>      On Mon, 14 May 2007 16:18:22 +0100 (BST) dharam
> paul
> <> wrote:
> >That is right sir, thugh kde package was installed,
> >but 
> >% echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc
> >was still required to be passed to X server.
> >
> >The display is as if the screen is diagonally right
> >shifted (i.e. there is empty space at the left and
> at
> >the bottom)
> >I am using VESA driver. Is further improvement
> >possible so that display is stretched to whole
> screen.
> >I have googled about this problem, but so far the
> >solution seems to be a little away.
>      The VESA driver is not optimal for that card. 
> The radeon driver will
> at least get you 2-D acceleration, though not 3-D. 
> The reason xorg -configure
> doesn't find your card is most likely the absence of
> a radeon kernel driver
> in your kernel.  FreeBSD 6.1 still needed the
> following two lines added to
> the kernel configuration, though 6.2 doesn't seem to
> need them.
> device		drm
> device		radeondrm
> I don't recall whether you stated which version of
> FreeBSD you were using.
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