amd64 no screens
Adam K Kirchhoff
adamk at voicenet.com
Thu Jul 23 05:17:10 PDT 2009
> Is it possible there is some problem with xorg 7.4 on FreeBSD 7.2
> running on an amd64 Turion portable. The error seems to be "no vga
> module" "no screens found" no drivers available.
> The default configuration shows the driver choses as "vesa" by ATI
> technologies "Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE)"
> The dmesg.boot shows the driver as vga, generic.
> I have read all the documentation I could find and it appears that this
> particular configuration is not supported by FreeBSD...i.e. there is no
> reference to Radeon or X700 in their hardware listing. But what about Xorg?
> It is rather strange, but in my adventure in installing this stuff, at
> one point I was getting something of a screen running but there seemed
> to be a problem with a mouse or something like that... don't recall...
> but it seemed to me that it should be possilbe to make this beastie work.
> In my latest and greatest effort, I have installed everything from
> sources, but the driver is forced to be a vesa driver by xorg when the
> ordinary non-X screen boot-up indicates the driver as being vga...
> somebody has got things rather crossed up?
> What do we do now?
That combination should work just fine. I've used a handful of radeon
cards on FreeBSD/amd64.
The driver that FreeBSD attaches to your video card (vga) is completely
independent of Xorg and should have absolutely nothing to do with your
Without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, simply try starting X and show us
the resulting log file that is generated.
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