Xorg support for adding a graphics card

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Fri Nov 12 16:23:34 UTC 2010

doug wrote:
> 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 'victim'?
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Check the motherboard bios setup to disable the on motherboard vga port.

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