ATi and Xorg Troubles in FreeBSD 5.3

doug at doug at
Sat Jan 8 09:14:29 PST 2005

Thanks Joe I will try to upgrade. My experience was the same, in that the
problem tracked X (both projects) across several levels of 4.x and 5.x.

The vesa drive works okay, but I miss the larger screen and better font

On Sat, 8 Jan 2005, Joe Altman wrote:

> Doug, Ronny...
> I'm running 4.11 with xorg 6.8.1, built from source on December 28,
> 2004 using a Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x on an IBM ThinkPad A20m. I have
> a default depth of 24 bits, and a resolution of 1024x768. I am using
> the ati driver.
> Ronny: I see that the query is for 5.3, but I thought that perhaps my
> experience would indicate that the ATI chip seems to work fine w/ the
> most recent version of xorg; or rather, the source as it existed on
> December 28th.
> Doug: I remember that you and I encountered the same issue, back in
> September or thereabouts, WRT the ATI chip? I'm happy to report what
> is above: it seems to be safe to use the ati driver w/ the newest
> source for xorg and the chip in question.
> HTH, best regards,
> Joe

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