Cannot switch tty's after install xorg, gnome and gdm

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Mon Jan 24 04:52:55 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 07:32, LOL <elvis4526 at> wrote:
> Hi guys.
> On every release of freebsd that i tried (-CURRENT, -STABLE, -RELEASE)
> everything goes fine until I install xorg, gdm and gnome by packages
> or not it does not make any difference. When I boot with
> gnome_enable="YES" , and gdm start, when I try to change tty, on every
> tty, its a black screen and my monitor tell me, power saving mode
> enable until I switch back to gdm. I installed the xf86-video-ati
> driver and I have an ati radeon HD 5770.

The correct driver for recent ATI cards is xf86-video-radeonhd. And
try the WITHOUT_NOUVEAU knob as David suggests.

ports or x11 are better lists for this - current is for things in the
base system.

Rob Farmer

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