On Saturday January 27, 2007 at 09:11:06 (PM) BrendaBPowers wrote:
> I am new to Unix and purchased a copy of FreeBSD 5.2.1 from Fry's to begin > learning. FreeBSD is used at my work and I wish to learn the OS myself. > Hoping > that an integrated package would be easier to install and have all the > packages > I needed, I bought this version. > > My system is thus: > - Compaq Presario with Pentium D > - 512 MB ram > - 200GB drive > - ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 graphics card > - NEC 1740CX multisync monitor > > After installation the 'startx' command will not start the GUI KDE. I get an > error message ' no screens found'. > > I have tried all the combinations of horizontal-vertical sync that are within > the range of my monitor but all fail. I have tried every one of the different > resolutions that are within the horizontal-vertical sync range of my monitor > but all fail. Here are additional problems: > - The XFree86 installer has no entry for the ATI RADEON device > - The XFree86 installer has no entry for the NEC 1740CX monitor > > Since I am completely new to Unix I do not know how to send you the log file. > I am using a different system to install Unix than my Internet connected > system. > > I am sure others have seen problems with the graphics portion of > installation. This must be a common problem. I had exactly the same problem > installing > Suse Linux before trying to use FreeBSD. I found that with Suse, if I > installed > at the lowest resolution the OS would resolve the problem during the first > boot > and reset the resolution to the max. size. FreeBSD does not do this. You might be able to gleam some useful information from this URL: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html -- Gerard For AOL (L)Users: "RAM Disk" is not an installation procedure. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"