amd64 no screens

PJ af.gourmet at
Thu Jul 23 05:57:47 PDT 2009

Robert Noland wrote:
> 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?
>> TIA
>> PJ
> That hardware should work fine.  I expect that you didn't have the
> radeon (xf86-video-ati) driver installed when you made the
> configuration.
> robert.
>> -- 
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Wouf... & duh!... do I feel stupid or what?
I installed the minimal xorg files and just plain didn't think...
toc...toc...toc... that's the sound of a blunt instrument smacking my
I wonder what else I am missing besides the other part of the brain?
Thanks robert
btw, I just replied to Adam with snips of my log file... anything there
that I should be dealing with...
I did notice in my effort to start with "startx" some references to
xinit and xauth that were not too promising - but those proggies are
installer... oh, well, I'll try starting again & see what pops up...
thanks again

Hervé Kempf: "Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme."
Phil Jourdan --- pj at

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