ATI and Xorg

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Tue Sep 21 17:16:21 PDT 2004

On Tuesday, 21 September 2004 at 18:51:24 -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> I have a Del Inspiron 7500 which has an ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x
> video card.  XFree86-4.3 works excellently with it, but with XFree86-4.4
> or Xorg I just get a blank screen.  I did a web search and it seems that
> Linux users can use a VESA driver which might fix similar kinds of problems.
> Well I am guessing that this might be an X issue rather than a FreeBSD
> issue, but let me ask anyway (just for the record) - anyone here fixed
> this kind of problem?

No, though I have an i7500 here, so I suppose I should try it.  This
particular issue was a problem early in the life of the i7500; there's
some non-standard blanking IIRC.  You might find a discussion on the
lists round the 2000 time frame.

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