Thanks so much!  You're right, I mixed the numbers up!  It's a 4260dvd.

Anyway, I got X up and running.  It took a lot of trial and error.  The
problem was 2 fold.  First, there's a bug in sysinstall.  I was getting a
"fail" error message every time because sysinstall was looking for the new
XF86Config file somewhere in the /etc folder.  However, the new file was
being written and put in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 folder.  If everything had
been put in the file correctly then all I needed to do was type "startx".

However, that's where my second problem occurred.  I noticed that when I
changed settings for setting up X in the graphical interface for configuring
X, some of the lines would not be overwritten.  So, I would get a line like:

Driver 'vga'
Chipset 'savage IX'

and vise versa.  When I used the text version of the configuration program,
it seemed to rewrite the whole file with consistent data.  Anyway, I was
finally able to get it up and running - thanks to a few encouraging words
for the mailing list.  Thanks so much for responding!


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: xf86config for Toshiba satellite pro laptop

Aloha Vaughan,

Vaughan Moore wrote:

>I'm a complete newbie and I'm trying to set up X server on a Toshiba
>Satellite pro 4620dvd laptop.  Everytime I run through xf86cfg or
>xf86cfg -textmode I get the error message "The XFree86 configuration
>seems to have failed.  Would you like to try again?"  Obviously, this is a
>bit frustrating.
Did you mean a 4260dvd?  I cannot find anything on a 4620dvd.

If you had a slight case of dyslexia or maybe a little fat fingering, :o) I
be of some help. I have FreeBSD 5.3Beta1 loaded on a HP Pavillion N5310.

I checked the specs on the Toshiba Pro 4260dvd (attached pdf) and it has the
same video driver as my HP. i.e. s3 Savage IX.

So, FWIW, Here are the important bits from my xorg.conf

Section "Monitor"
        HorizSync       31.5 - 80
        VertRefresh     55 - 61

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Card0"
        Driver          "savage"
        VendorName      "S3 Inc."
        BoardName       "86c270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
        BusID           "PCI:1:1:0"

Section "Screen"
        DefaultDepth    24

        SubSection      "Display"
                Viewport        0 0
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1024x768"      "800x600"

I really hope this helps. At one time I had either Lindows (Linspire) or
loaded on this computer. That is where I found the horizontal and vertical

Plagarize whenever you can!

You might also try pciconf -lv to see if your board name and bus id are

Best of luck


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