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Date:      Mon, 9 Oct 1995 19:56:28 +0100 (MET)
From:      Christoph Kukulies <kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
To:        ANDRSN@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU (Annelise Anderson)
Cc:        kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Video Problem
Message-ID:  <199510091856.TAA19787@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
In-Reply-To: <01HW8GWAWCWA004W4V@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU> from "Annelise Anderson" at Oct 9, 95 11:45:09 am

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> >> I'm having trouble with a messy screen in X, and the video card
> >> tech people suggest excluding A000-C7FF as they can be excluded
> >> in the DOS/Windows memory management line in the config.sys file.
> >> 
> >> The installation is 2.0.5, generic kernel.  Does this already
> >> avoid writing to the A000-C7FF area, or is there something I could
> >> add that would do this?
> 
> >What card are you talking about? What they said about excluding
> >memory in the config.sys does not apply to FreeBSD. FreeBSD
> >leaves the memory below 1MB alone (at least it doesn't interfere
> >with it in such an unpleasant way as EMM386 would do).
> 
> If FreeBSD leaves memory below 1MB alone, then this is not the
> source of the problem.  The card is a Diamond Stealth 32.  The
> dot clock problem has been taken care of with the freq program.
> But recent postings to this group noted a number of other people
> having similar problems using the SVGA server.  I'm using the
> _W32 server now and still have this problem.  The Stealth 32
> has an et4000w32p chip.

Another excellent X server is AcceleratedX by Xinside,Inc.
(info@xinside.com). Maybe they coped better with Diamond
cards - Diamond was boykotted by the XFree86 community
for their policy on techical information. I just peeked into their
cards database and they support the Stealth 32. 

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> >What does dmesg give?
> 
> I don't know what kind of a message to ask about that would be
> relevant to this problem--

Just wanted to know what type of network card you have.

> 
> Annelise
> 

--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de



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