On Sat, 8 Aug 2009 15:14:14 -0400 Jules Gilbert <jules.sto...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, I'm back with another question (but let me begin by saying I > love FreeBSD. It really is great. Thank you for building/supporting > it.) > > I have one of those $300 Presario laptop's, and it's really wonderful > -- it compares very well to laptops' selling for $2k to even $3k. > > But the video driver is an AMD 8200M nvidia device and I can't get X > to configure it. And I have to run X. What do I do? > > I've tried: > > X -configure > > that fails. > > I notice that PC-BSD will configure it correctly but for other reasons > I have to run native 7.2 FreeBSD -- PC-BSD won't do. > > I am not very X experienced (mostly use the ordinary screens,) so I > will need pretty explicit assistance. Sorry. As root, run: Xorg -configure FILES The Xorg server config file can be found in a range of locations. These are documented fully in the xorg.conf(5) manual page. The most commonly used locations are shown here. /etc/X11/xorg.conf Server configuration file. /etc/X11/xorg.conf-4 Server configuration file. /etc/xorg.conf Server configuration file. /usr/local/etc/xorg.conf Server configuration file. /usr/local/lib/X11/xorg.conf Server configuration file. Be sure to copy the newly created xorg.conf file to the appropriate directory. Make sure the file permissions and ownership are also correct. I use 0644 and it works well. Check out: man Xorg and man xorg.conf for further details. -- Jerry ges...@yahoo.com Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision. Blake Clark _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"