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

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Mon Jan 24 05:54:09 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 21:13, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> 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.

Sorry - I seem to have gotten confused between "radeon" (which comes
from the ati package) and "radeonhd" which is separate - and just
froze my system as I was figuring this out :).

Rob Farmer

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