Xorg can't find my graphics card

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Sat Jan 12 15:21:18 PST 2008

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 11:56:19 -0600 (CST)
Ross Gohlke <developer at grinz.com> wrote:

> I have successfully installed FreeBSD7.0-RC1 on a 733MHz G4 tower w/
> http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_733.html
> I was encouraged by Peter Grehan's report of getting Xorg working on a
> computer with the same graphics card (GeForce2 MX) as mine:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/powerpc
> I am not new to FreeBSD, but I am new to X11. Xorg finished
> installing, so I should be able to configure and test it.

The first step I *always* do after installing X on a FreeBSD machine is
to make sure that there are no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11, then  I run

X -configure

as root. This will write a  basic xorg.conf in /root/xorg.conf.new, and
would be  the best staring point if your graphics card is supprted by

Have you tried that?
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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