On Thursday, 29 January 2004 at 17:01:44 -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 16:53, Jonathan T. Sage wrote: >> Hello - recently purchased a dell inspiron 5100. Out of the box, 5.2 >> installed wonderfully. More than wonderfully. The only issue I ran >> into was with X. I am unable to use X with agp support compiled into the >> kernel. While this is a perfectly acceptable workaround, I was curious >> if there is a fix for this issue (DRI/DRM would be great sometime down >> the road). If not, and me not being a coder, what information might I >> be able to provide that would help the process along in getting this >> card to work properly "out-of-the-box". >> >> Any infortmation would be fantastic > > Search the archives on freebsd-mobile for answers to this. Greg Lehey > has done some extensive work on this issue, and has an even nastier > workaround.
The problem I had, which may no longer exist, was that the video BIOS was not all mapped (specifically, the last 16 kB were not mapped). The X server accesses this area at startup to get information about the display, so it fails. My solution was to compile the video BIOS into the X server, agreed a very nasty workaround. See http://www.lemis.com/grog/diary-jul2003.html#25 for more details. The correct answer, of course, is to find out why this area isn't being mapped. FWIW, Knoppix Linux works fine. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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