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

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Jan 24 05:42:20 UTC 2011

On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, Rob Farmer wrote:

> 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.

Actually, the radeon driver from xf86-video-ati is more solid and likely 
to work reliably, even with newer cards.  Features for 5000-series cards 
are sparse, though.  It appears that work on radeonhd has dropped off.

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


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