Xorg support for adding a graphics card

doug doug at fledge.watson.org
Thu Nov 11 16:12:09 UTC 2010

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, doug wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Jerry wrote:
>> On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 17:08:23 -0500 (EST)
>> doug at safeport.com <doug at safeport.com> articulated:
>>> When I slid froward from FreeBSD 7.2 and Xorg (whatever) to 8.0 and
>>> xorg-7.4_4 I lost the ability to use the graphics card I had added to
>>> my Dell PE300 built in the last century. I was told the ability to
>>> have two cards in one box was lost due to int10 provided by
>>> libpciaccess.
>>> Is this still the case? The BIOS on the PE300 does not allow the
>>> on-board card to 'disappear'. I can not find any information to
>>> suggest things have changed.
>> Isn't there a jumper on the motherboard that can be used to disable
>> the on board card? Not all motherboards had one but it is worth a check
>> anyway, assuming you have not done so all ready.
> I was not aware of the possibility - thanks

The PE300 has no documented jumpers on the mother board effecting the VGA. Am I 
correct in my understanding that this is a FreeBSD issue that makes Xorg a 

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