Inspiron 8600 having X troubles
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Wed Dec 15 09:01:44 PST 2004
I could never get the nvidia drivers to work on my Lattitude D800. But
the nv driver seems to work fine.
Shawn Nock wrote:
> I have a new Latitude D800 with the same symptoms... I had suspected
> that the agp chipset was not supported (sysctl reports that agp is
> present but "disabled", using either agp.ko linked or NvAGP drivers),
> but I never tried under 5.2.
> Which mobile card and northbridge do you have? Mine is Go5650 on intel
> and is "detected by nvidia.ko" as such, but perhaps the implementation
> for this card is flawed.
> Ben Nell wrote:
>> Hello All:
>> I recently upgraded my Dell Inspiron 8600 to fBSD 5.3 from 5.2.
>> Although there have been a few problems with software that I chalked
>> up to issues with the new version of gcc, my main problem has been
>> using X.org.
>> I had previously been using XFree86. After the upgrade, I copied my
>> functional XF86Config file to /etc/xorg.conf. The machine will freeze
>> completely, before switching to a graphical mode. ctrl+alt+backspace
>> will not back out of it, and I am unable to even SSH into the
>> machine. Perhaps the strangest issue is that after I hard reboot,
>> there is no log in /var/log generated and my xorg.conf file is
>> truncated to an empty text file. When no conf file is provided, X
>> will load a generic gui.
>> I have a mobile geforce card. I used the Nvidia drivers installed
>> from ports. I uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers after the upgrade.
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