On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 04:36:26PM -0400, andrew kagan wrote: > Hi All: > > I've been trying to install xfree86 at the same time I'm installing 4.10 > stable. > > The graphical configuration tool comes up fine, but when I try to specify > the adapter, there's nothing in the list that refers to "ATI" at all. > > If I try to select the default vga adapter, after the config is written and > xfree86 attempts to load, my video doesn't work at all. > > Is there a way to drop out of xfree86 at this point, even before install has > completed? I can't proceed to complete the install at this point. > > Or should I be skipping configuration of xfree86 at this point and do it > after FreeBSD is installed?
You might want to try installing FreeBSD stable without X, and then once installed go to: /usr/ports/x11/xorg And install this meta port of the X.Org X11R6.7.0 release. Once installed, follow the instructions at: http://freedesktop.org/XOrg/ConfigurationHelp I found that the best way to configure X11R6.7.0 is to first run (as root) X -configure, which does an excellent job of detecting my hardware. I next copy the resultant configuration file to the correct location as decribed, then carry out final tweaking using both manual editing of the config file and xorgcfg -textmode. X11R6.7.0 performs much more satisfactorily with my ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card and Iiyaya Vision Master 1451 monitor than I have been able to persuade XFree86 4.3.0 to do, and what helps greatly is that post installation configuration is simplicity itself. -- Anthony Edwards [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"