FreeBSD 5.4 & Xwindows

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Sun Jun 5 02:04:46 GMT 2005

On 06/04/05 10:01 PM, Louis LeBlanc sat at the `puter and typed:
> On 06/04/05 07:06 PM, Robert Slade sat at the `puter and typed:
> > Hiya,
> > 
> > I've been trying to figure this out. I've tried googling for an answer
> > but only got confused.
> > 
> > I have a P4 machine with an ATI Radeon 9200 with 128Mbyte of memory 
> > built into the motherboard. I have not been able to get Xwindows to run
> > at any greater resolution than basic VGA. All I seam to get is no driver
> > or no screen defined.
> > 
> > 
> > Goggle troughs up some info but for linux. Can anybody help please.
> You might find some useful info in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.ati
> One notable paragraph from this doc:
> The newer Rage 128 and Radeon chips are not yet supported by this
> driver.  Rage 128's and Radeon's are, however, supported by separate
> drivers, and owners of such adapters should consult the documentation
> provided with these drivers.  This driver will also invoke the
> appropriate driver if it finds Rage 128 and/or Radeon adapter(s) in
> the system.
> Good luck

BTW, as mentioned by another poster, you probably need the RADEON
driver.  Check the manpage (RADEON(4x)) - it does mention several 9200

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