I just installed FreeBSD 6.4 on a Fujitsu lifebook. I'm quite new to FreeBSD (see previous post "Introduction"). Some time ago, I had bought (and partially read) Michael Urban's "FreeBSD 6 Unleashed". I just worked through the initial chapters, and managed installing FreeBSD and configuring X just fine. Only I ran into trouble installing a desktop environment, since building gnome2-lite failed. I thought before doing anything, I'd get a more recent set of FreeBSD install discs, since the book includes 6.1, which seems a bit outdated.

Now I did an install using a set of 6.4 install discs. Everything ran fine, except I can't get X to work anymore.


# Xorg -configure
# mv /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

And then test:

# startx

X crashes with the following error message:

Fatal server error:
Couldn't find PLL settings for mode!

I googled about this and found a few results... on the Ubuntu 8.10 bugtracker. Apparently the 'intel' video driver has some problems with my specific Intel video card.

What now? Try to use the older 'i810' instead of 'intel'? But how would I do that? Simply replacing the corresponding "Driver" line in xorg.conf doesn't help.

Any suggestions?

Niki Kovacs
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