X configuration errors (OT)

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 16 06:07:42 UTC 2008

> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:17:37 -0600
> From: kdk at daleco.biz
> To: pcondreay at nc.rr.com
> CC: questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: X configuration errors
> Texas Phillip Gray Condreay wrote:
>> Running FreeBSD 6.3 on an old Compaq 8100 with a standard nvidia 
>> graphics card, x has recognized the card and read
>> "new driver is 'nv'"
>> before attempting to load "nv" and failing.  It then went on to tell me 
>> I didn't have a screen.  The log file reports that the os failed to 
>> check pci ports on startup, however, pciconf -l -cv returns an accurate 
>> list.  I do have a screen and would like to make x realize that.  Help?
> "No screens found" is usually a rather general error, and means that
> no usable configuration information has been found that X believe is
> sane enough to attempt to start a display with.  What else from
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log might give you a clue?
> Did you run xorgcfg(1)?  Which configuration file is being used?
> Have you tried the "vesa" driver?  Sorry for several questions,
> but maybe something will click.  Xorg configuration is a tad magical;
> not difficult after you've done it a few times, but not exactly, err,
> intuitive (not sure that's what I mean exactly, tho) if you're not
> completely immersed in the documentation.
> HTH,
> Kevin Kinsey
> -- 
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