Crucial Radeon 9800pro and XFree86

Jud judmarc at
Wed Aug 20 19:19:50 PDT 2003

On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 17:54:39 -0700 (PDT), Dan Strick <strick at> 

>> I've recently acquired a radeon 9800pro and am now trying to get it
>> working on XFree86 with no luck.
>> I'm using XFree86-4.3.0 on FreeBSD 4.8
>> 	...
>> I've added the following to my config file:
>> Section "Device"
>>     Identifier "Card0"
>> 	Driver "radeon"
>> 	BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
>> EndSection
>> When I run startx I get the following error:
>> (WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1)
>> found
>> If I change the busid in the config to PCI:1:0:1 I then get an error
>> complaining that no Device section for PCI:1:0:0 is found
>> The card does have dual output but I'm only trying to use the main VGA
>> connector. Am I even using the right device for the 9800pro ?
> (Oops.)  I guess my previous observation that the 9800 is not fully
> supported may be irrelevant.
> You can verify the PCI address of your video card by doing "pciconf -lv".
> Dan Strick
> strick at

My Radeon 9500 (upgraded to a 9700 in Win with a utility called Riva Tuner 
- don't know what if any difference this makes in FreeBSD) works with 
XFree86, both latest port and source cvsup-ed as of yesterday, though I 
get the same message re "No matching Device section...."

Is it an AGP card?  Do you happen to have "device agp" in your kernel?  
Sorry, I (obviously) don't know much about this, and that's all I can 
think of.


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