Problems Installing XFree86 on Ultra 5

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Dec 15 09:09:26 PST 2003

On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, [iso-8859-1] Georg Isenbürger wrote:

> I have a couple of problems installing FreeBSD and XFree86 in particular
> on my old Ultra 5:
> 1. using "sysinstall" the screen is hardly readable (wrong terminal
> type? How to change?) I tried options 1 through 5 with 1 working with
> lots of wrong characters...

Use serial console and a good eumlator.

> 2. doing "pkd_add -r XFree86" returns with an error: ... File
> unavailable ...

XFree86 doesn't work on the Ultra5 at current.  syscons doesn't support
the ATI card in it and you need syscons for X to work.

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