amd64 no screens

Robert Noland rnoland at
Thu Jul 23 05:44:00 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 08:01 -0400, PJ wrote:
> 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?
> PJ

That hardware should work fine.  I expect that you didn't have the
radeon (xf86-video-ati) driver installed when you made the


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