problem with updated xorg-server

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Oct 31 10:57:07 PDT 2007

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Robert Huff wrote:

> 	After updating xorg-server to 1.4_2.1 on
> FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Mon Oct 29 18:03:11 EDT 2007 i386
> 	The server will no longer start (though it tries).
> 	The log is appended.
> 	(Please kep mee CC'd, as I am not subscribed.)
> 	Respectfully,
> (--) MGA(0): BIOS at 0xFBFF0000
> Requesting insufficient memory window!: start: 0xf3000000 end: 0xf3ffffff size 0x2000000
> (EE) Cannot find empty range to map base to
> (WW) MGA(0): Video BIOS info block not detected!
> ...
> (II) Mouse0: SetupAuto: hw.iftype is 4, hw.model is 0
> (II) Mouse0: SetupAuto: protocol is SysMouse
> [config/hal] couldn't initialise context: (null) ((null))
> Fatal server error:
> Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
> (II) MGA(0): Leaving VT

I have no idea if this is causing the problem, but...

The newer mga drivers (version 1.9.99, 1.9.100) detect the card 
capabilities from the video BIOS, and the messages above show that it 
can't read the BIOS.

My patch for that is here:

It may not fix this particular problem.

What was the version of xorg-server you were running before the upgrade?

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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