82845G/GL Card

Karel J. Bosschaart karelj at wop21.wop.wtb.tue.nl
Fri Apr 4 06:49:12 PST 2003

On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 01:35:04PM +0000, Jim Boles wrote:
> Hello,
>     I can see by all the websites i've visited that I have a very common 
> question that you guys have probably answered a million times..  So, sorry 
> to bug ya, but I can't find a definitive answer!
> I have an Intel 82845G/GL onboard video card.  Of course, when I type 
> startx, it tells me no screens found, or no device detected.  I'm a newbie 
> to FreeBSD, but enjoy it thus far.  Could you email me something about what 
> I need to configure and where.  I have the newest version of FreeBSD (5.0). 

The 845G/GL card needs the most recent XFree86 version, which is 4.3.0.
To get it, either use the ports system or install the package: see the
for detailed information on installing XFree86. You probably need to 
'cvsup' your ports-tree to get the most recent version. This is also covered 
in the handbook:

When configuring X, you need to specify the i810 driver with the 845G
chipset. Configure X by running the setup program: 
/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86cfg . 
(Personally, I prefer to use the -textmode option to xf86cfg as I find
the GUI extremely confusing).

Finally: you might be able to run this card with the version shipped
with FreeBSD-5.0 (XFree86-4.2.1 or so), using VESA modes... but I 
didn't have a very good experience doing that. 

Good luck,

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