HP Pavilion zd8000 Xorg anomaly

Steven Friedrich FreeBSD at insightbb.com
Wed Mar 9 18:40:46 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 09 March 2011 12:17:10 pm Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Steven Friedrich 
<FreeBSD at insightbb.com>wrote:
> > My system had crashed and it caused a directory to los it's dot and
> > dot-dot entries. This was a directory that was used for iso-codes and
> > everytie I started X,  it would hang.
> > 
> > So I didn't want to format the drive, too extreme.  So I de-installed all
> > my
> > ports to re-install.  After I got the ports un-installed, I was able to
> > fix the filesystem problem with fsck.  I tried beforehand,but it was way
> > too many
> > fsck issues.
> > 
> > 
> > Anyway, I have somehow LOST my xorg.conf that WORKED.
> > 
> > It was previously generated by xorg -configure.
> You didn't list your video card.
It's a laptop.No card. ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600] rev 
> Most of the time, you don't need an xorg.conf anymore, just insure the
> proper drivers are installed e.g. video card and X should autodetect and
> use highest available settings.
That's what 'm saying.  It USED to work. NOW it doesn't.
> Also sometimes on a bad crash multiple fsck's are required to get UFS back
> in a consistent state.

System Name:         laptop2.StevenFriedrich.org
Window Manager(s):   kde4-4.5.5_1 
X Window System:     xorg-7.5.1    X.Org X Server 1.7.7
OS version:          FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE i386 (5.2 MB kernel)
Platform:            HP pavilion zd8000 (zd8215us)
CPU:                 2.80GHz Intel Pentium 4 (HTT) with 2 GB memory

FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm: 32bit 2009061500/i386)
Installed devices:
pcm0: <Intel ICH6 (82801FB)> (play/rec) default

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