Xorg Not Finding AGP Card

Programmer In Training pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us
Fri Jan 29 20:15:20 UTC 2010

First time I installed FreeBSD (yes, there was a first time, I managed
to hose the root account and had to start over again) I was asked
something about whether or not my vid card was PCI or AGP. I answered
AGP (as that is all I have that is halfway decent). I had Xorg up and
running with minimum fuss (aside from it's choice of default wm even
when I had wmaker already installed), I had no such prompt this time,
which I didn't think of until now.

I've got the latest Xorg installed from ports (I think it's 7.4_2).


#Xorg -configure
<bunch of stuff about it failing>
No devices to configure. Configuration failed.

Which is a pile of malarky, obviously. It also says it cannot find
fbdev. hald and dbus are installed (although I get "no such command"
when I try to start dbus from the cli (despite it being a requirement
for like 50 million different packages (yes, I can nest parenthesis and
use hyperbole all day long), half of which are probably installed by now)).

I am /not/ reinstalling for this relatively minor problem, though my
patience (mainly with my lack of apparent ability) is wearing thin.
Yours In Christ,

Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.

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