One thing you could try is editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and substituting "vesa" for "ati". It's not an ideal solution, but the vesa driver often works when nothing else will. You might want to take a look at /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.ati, and list all video drivers in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/.
regards, Robert On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:10:44 -0400 John DeStefano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Trying to take my mind off my server exploit issue... > > I'm trying to configure an ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP video card with > Xorg on a FreeBSD5.3beta2 workstation. No matter which config option I > choose ('Xorg -configure', 'xorgcfg -textmode', xorgconfig), when I > test the generated .conf file, the screen locks up with a bunch of > colors and horizontal lines (green on top, blue everywhere else). The > mouse cursor moves, but none of the Ctrl+Alt key combos work, and I > can't escape the X session or access another virtual console. The > "Device" section generated from 'Xorg -configure' is: > Section "Device" > Identifier "Card0" > Driver "ati" > VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc" > BoardName "Radeon RV250 If [Radeon 9000]" > BusID "PCI:3:0:0" > > Here's any related output I can think of from 'pciconf -lv': > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x01e010de rev=0xa2 > > hdr=0x00 > vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation' > device = 'nForce2 AGP Controller' > class = bridge > subclass = HOST-PCI > . > . > . > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x20021002 chip=0x49661002 > rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 > vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc.' > device = 'RV250 Radeon 9000/9000 Pro' > class = display > subclass = VGA > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:0:1: class=0x038000 card=0x20031002 chip=0x496e1002 > rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 > vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc.' > device = 'RV250 Radeon 9000/9000 Pro - Secondary' > class = display > > I thought it might be an AGP/kernel issue, but when I try 'kldload > agp' I get back "File exists", and when I do 'kldstat -n agp' or > 'kldunload' I get "No such file". > > I tried someone else's bare-bones "radeon" conf file, and I got the > same problem as always on test: blue/green garbled screen, mouse > moves, can't escape out of locked-up X. I then replaced the "radeon" > Driver entry with "vesa" in the config. When I tested this, it showed > a different garbled screen (grey this time) for a few seconds, then > clicked to a "normal" X-Windows screen, but with a black hourglass > outline on the sides. I was able to Ctl+Alt+Backspace out of this as > normal, and the console didn't report any warnings or errors. > > I then moved this config file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and ran 'startx'. > It started fine and looked as described above, with an hourglass > outline. When I exited X, there were some errors on the console that > were probably just from exiting out of X, and this one: > xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "my.hostname.com:0" in "remove" > command > > Any ideas on how to get this card working properly? BTW: I began > using FreeBSD5.3beta2 on this machine for its NDIS support for my > onboard NIC. > > Thanks, > ~John > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"