Install X windows in Free BSD 4.8 - Help required.

Verghese George vgeorge at
Thu Oct 30 19:16:15 PST 2003

Can someone help me?

I was trying to install X windows in my machine 
The video card is shown as
agp0 <intel 82815 (i815) SVGA controller>
So modified the  /boot/loader.conf and inserted a line
and rebooted the system to allow loading of the module
I aos creted a agp device note 
#cd /dev
#sh MAKEDEV agpgart

I used the  /stand/sysintall command and used a fully graphical
interface for X server configuration.
I used  a card mode  i810 815
ver syn 50-100
hor syn 31.5 - 57.0
HF SVGA 1024 X 768 @ 70 Hz

I modified the /etc/ttys file to change the X windows terminal  ttyp8 to

It came up with an error that the X windows confiugration failed.
When I rebooted the system, the X window screen came up. When  I entered
the login name and password for root, nothing happened. The screen again
came up.

I am enclosing the output from the log file  /var/log/XFree86.8.log

Version details

FreeBSD  4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0: Thu Apr  3 10:53:38 GMT
2003     root at 


Verghese George

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