> On 6/17/06 6:56 PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on Re: X ATI driver? > >>ATI cards with X Windows are a bit of a pain. As I understand it, ATI >> have >>not released their specs etc so that any X driver is reverse engineered. >>NVIDA does provide drivers which do work. I have an old MACH32 in a >> server >>and could only get it to work as using the Vesa drivers. It runs at >>1024x768, but I was not too bothered as the machine after setting up runs >>headless. >> >>My advice is try the VESA drivers if that fails try and change to NVIDA. > > Rob, > > I'm finding the docs less than helpful about all this. If I > don't use the suggested configuration, then I need to fill in a > bunch of stuff I don't know about - or, so it seems, at least. > Here's what the configuration file looks like after doing Xorg > -configure. >
Snip > Any chance you could show me how to either do the changes to > VESA or NVDIA or to find the documents that are supposed to be > helpful, preferentially off list (I'll write a report for the > list if we can get it working). I've tried a few things and > they tend to belch for not being correct but they don't give me > any clues about to correct them. > -- > > Walter M. Pawley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Wump Research & Company > 676 River Bend Road, Roseburg, OR 97470 > 541-672-8975 > Walt, It was some ago, that I had the problem with ATI. ISTR that I used one of the other config tools. Have a look at the FreeBSD page: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html There are other config tools listed. I think I used xorgconfig and tried the various options starting at the lowest resolutions until I got as far as possible. As far as Changing to Nvidia that is just a matter of getting a Nvidia card and swopping it with the ATI. Nvidia do have drivers on their site for 3d etc with instructions on what to do. Rob _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"