On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 02:16:27PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 12:17:53AM +0330, Bahman M. wrote: > > On 2007-10-15 Gary Kline wrote: > > > On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 10:37:10PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > Guys, > > > > > > > > Has anybody with any Dell run into this before? I just got > > > > a new Matrox with 32M of video ram. Run with the "mga" driver, X > > > > comes up extremely dark. If I change the driver to the "vesa" X > > > > comes up with normal brightness but the resolution is terrible. At > > > > most 640x480. tHis could be a hardware bug;I'm hoping it is > > > > just not having selected the right driver. > > > > > > > > Anybody know what to try next? > > > > > > > > > > Update, and no-joy: i've added Modes lines, tried different > > > flags. Still, using the "mga" drivr gives a dark screen; only the > > > "vesa" works. none of the xorg config toools work. The Matroc > > > Millennium G450 is brand new, so doubt it's the card. The previous > > > card had the same problem--way to dark--soI got this new card. > > > > > Some years ago, I had some similar problem with a Vistac monitor using > > nVidia (on Linux). I found that it was the monitor not doing well in > > some resolutions or colour depths. Changing the monitor solved the > > problem. > > > > I'd suggest you try with another monitor and see if it works. > > > It *could* be my CRT but it works on my 3 other KVM'd platforms > flawlessly. Besides, the reason I bought the new G450 was > because the exact same thing was happening with my other v-card. > > > I tried "mga" and gathered the following data from the failure > dump. [[X did work, but there was this huge, dark band a > couple inches from the top (where the display was much lightr) > and after the drk middle band, the display was also light toward > the bottom. > > > Here is what I found after I did a shutdown now: > > > > Requesting insufficient memory window!: start 0xfd800000 to 0x7efffff size > 0x2000000 > (EE) Cannnot find empty range to map base to > (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in > (EE) [drm] drmOpen failed > (EE) DRM(0) [dm] DRMScreenInit failed . Disabling DRI > > > Does this ring a bell among anybody who is familiar with xorg? > My thinking now is that something is wrong with the video on the > m'board; that both this new G50 and the last card were all right. > > Any thoughts? > > thanks,
I finally tried booting Windows and it says that I have no "ATI driver" installed. What does this means? I'm supposed to install some ATI driver. Say wha-?? gary > > > > > > HTH, > > > > Bahman > > -- > Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix > http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org > -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"