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Date:      Tue, 3 Sep 2002 02:14:52 -0400
From:      Jim Brown <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Goofed up X-Install
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* Brian McCann <> [2002-09-02 12:15]:
> Ok...I got the server installed, configured it right (I think) but I get
> an error saying "Write to mouse failed".  I tried both /dev/sysmouse and
> /dev/mouse.  Second, I get an error, "could not init font path element
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo, removing from list.  Fatal server
> error: could not open default font: 'fixed' "
> This is getting really annoying.  Could this be due to a wrong selection
> of my video card?  The site says it (v. 4) supports my card, the ATI
> Mobility, but it's not listed in xf86config.
> Can anyone help me out?  If it helps, I'm installing it on a Dell
> Latitude CPx.
> Thanks again,
> --Brian

Are you sure about your video?  My Dell laptop (CPiA) used the NeoMagic?

Run SuperProbe to detect.

Also, your mouse is most likely /dev/psm0.  Check the dmesg out put 
to make sure.

Setting up X is on the 'Agony' side of "The Agony and the Ecstasy" 
of using FreeBSD.


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