new card, still can't get X11 working

Dustin dustin at
Wed Sep 8 20:25:47 PDT 2004

I'm pretty sure DRM/DRI is disabled by default.

I haven't manually edited the xorg.conf file, instead I run

Update:  I was able to find an ATI Rage Pro 8MB AGP card.  I installed
it in the system, ran xorgconfig, then ran startx, and guess what.  I
got into, and out of X w/ out crashing.. Once.  So I tried it again,
this time the system crashed.  - Very strange.

The problems seem to be intermittent.  Sometimes I can get in, but when
I try to get out, it hangs.

Attached are the files.

BTW, when I come back up after a crash, is there something special I
should do?

Thanks much,


-----Original Message-----
From: jason [mailto:jason at] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:30 PM
To: Dustin
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: new card, still can't get X11 working

Dustin wrote:

>Hmm, I can't find DRM anywhere in the xorg.conf file??
>Any more tips?
I have a 8500 with xorg.  I can't use drm, also called dri, right now.
If you can use it make sure you have this turned on.

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

This is what he meant by drm:

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

This is how I am running now.  DRI carshes my system.  Hopefully its not
in the drivers, am am troubleshooting it now.  DRI if off in the default
conf, I think?

Also try some of this:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "8500LE"
    Driver      "radeon"
    #VideoRam    65536
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

    BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
    Option "BusType" "AGP"
    Option "AGPMode" "4"
    Option "AGPFastWrite" "True"
    Option "AGPSize" "128"
    Option "EnableDepthMoves" "True"
    Option "EnablePageFlip" "On"
    Option "backingstore" "On"
    Option "dpms"
    Screen 0


You should post you Xorg.conf on a web site for us to check if you can't
get it working, or email it to us.  I would say not to freebsd because
it makes some people annoyed whole are subscribed and I guese on dailup.

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