new card, still can't get X11 working
dustin at marsik.org
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
From: jason [mailto:jason at ec.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:30 PM
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: new card, still can't get X11 working
>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.
This is what he meant by drm:
# This loads the GLX module
# 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:
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
Option "BusType" "AGP"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "True"
Option "AGPSize" "128"
Option "EnableDepthMoves" "True"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "On"
Option "backingstore" "On"
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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