FreeBSD 5.2.1 won't run with ATI RADEON
gerard at seibercom.net
Sun Jan 28 11:34:51 UTC 2007
On Saturday January 27, 2007 at 09:11:06 (PM) BrendaBPowers wrote:
> I am new to Unix and purchased a copy of FreeBSD 5.2.1 from Fry's to begin
> learning. FreeBSD is used at my work and I wish to learn the OS myself. Hoping
> that an integrated package would be easier to install and have all the packages
> I needed, I bought this version.
> My system is thus:
> - Compaq Presario with Pentium D
> - 512 MB ram
> - 200GB drive
> - ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 graphics card
> - NEC 1740CX multisync monitor
> After installation the 'startx' command will not start the GUI KDE. I get an
> error message ' no screens found'.
> I have tried all the combinations of horizontal-vertical sync that are within
> the range of my monitor but all fail. I have tried every one of the different
> resolutions that are within the horizontal-vertical sync range of my monitor
> but all fail. Here are additional problems:
> - The XFree86 installer has no entry for the ATI RADEON device
> - The XFree86 installer has no entry for the NEC 1740CX monitor
> Since I am completely new to Unix I do not know how to send you the log file.
> I am using a different system to install Unix than my Internet connected
> I am sure others have seen problems with the graphics portion of
> installation. This must be a common problem. I had exactly the same problem installing
> Suse Linux before trying to use FreeBSD. I found that with Suse, if I installed
> at the lowest resolution the OS would resolve the problem during the first boot
> and reset the resolution to the max. size. FreeBSD does not do this.
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"RAM Disk" is not an installation procedure.
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