Xfree86 4.3.0 under 5.2.1-Relase on Compaq Armada e500
racerx at makeworld.com
Tue Jul 6 09:13:32 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 06 July 2004 11:11 am, Frank Altpeter wrote:
> Michael McCormack wrote on 2004-07-07 01:51:39 +1000:
> > Having severe problems getting xfree to run on this machine;
> > Compaq Armada e500
> > ATI Rage Mobility P/M
> > 8MB (?) Video RAM -- I think this card steals system RAM.
> > 384 MB system RAM
> > Have tried around six different XF86Config files both generated from
> > xf86cfg and found in various places, including the ones posted on the
> > FLCL. I have tried these with ACPI enabled and disabled, but the result
> > is always the same.
> > startx hangs at:
> > (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
> > The logfile reports nothing after the PCI probe stuff.
> > The system doesn't lock up completely; it still responds to
> > ctrl-alt-del, but that's all it will do.
> > I can post logfiles and/or dmesg output if anyone thinks it'll help. I'm
> > still running the GENERIC kernel.
> > Any help appreciated.
> First of all, i would strongly suggest to update to 5.2-CURRENT ...
> the 5.2.1 release is not really useable on e500.
> Then update ports and build a new XFree and start then try to build
> a new "xfree86 -configure" config and test again.
Let's also not forget /usr/ports/x11/xorg
XFree can easily be replaced with that.
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