On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 08:05, LW Ellis wrote: > Having some difficulty setting up the XFree86 Server. > I did like it said in the handbook, but when I > ee XF86Config.new, I get a blank file. > If I use the configure tool in the sysinstall, it fails to save the file. > I am logged on as 'root'
The first thing I would do before trying to configure your XFree86 Server is to find out exactly what Video card( Part 2 ) you are using. You can do this usually by going through your system message buffer from kernel startup. Edit the file /var/run/dmesg.boot and look for information which would indicate your VGA chipset, it usually starts with pci0: In some cases where your Video card is not recognised by the kernel you may need to identify the chipset in another way. Try opening the computer and looking at the chipset on the video card itself. Once you have this information you can then run the command xf86config from the command line, it is usually located in /usr/X11R6/bin. If you lucky your card will be automatically detected otherwise you will manually have to put in the options. After running through the configuration check the XF86Config file it creates and adjust if necessary to your liking. Also, take a look at the FAQ's regarding the X Window System which can be found at: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/x.html Cheers, -- Nelis Lamprecht PGP: http://www.8ball.co.za/pgpkey/nelis.asc "Unix IS user friendly.. It's just selective about who its friends are."
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