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Old 12-07-2003, 05:58 AM   #16
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Well, if it's worked before, then it should work again, however I don't know what the issue could be.

Wild guess, try the following:
Code:
Section "Device"

        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "accel"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "crt_display"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "composite_sync"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "hw_cursor"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "linear"             	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "mmio_cache"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "panel_display"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "probe_clocks"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "reference_clock"    	# <freq>
        #Option     "shadow_fb"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "sw_cursor"          	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "i810"
	VendorName  "ATI"
	BoardName   "Rage XL"
#	ChipSet     "ati"
#	ChipId      0x4752
#	ChipRev     0x27
#	Option	    "NoDDC"
#	BusID       "PCI:2:15:0"
EndSection
Is it an AGP or a PCI graphics card?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:44 PM   #17
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It's integrated.
May I ask what effect commenting out lines of code would do?
Same thing. No Work.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:17 AM   #18
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Well, xf86cfg and the like try to `guess' your settings, and it may be entirely possible that they make a mistake... I'm just trying to eliminate that as a possibility.

This is a quote from `man i810':

Quote:
i810 supports the i810, i810-DC100, i810e, i815, 830M, 845G, 852GM,
855GM, and 865G chipsets.
Your's is the 845E; it appears not supported. =\
 
Old 12-08-2003, 10:49 AM   #19
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so what would you advice I do?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:23 PM   #20
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Get a new graphics card?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 08:45 PM   #21
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Darn, what a bunch of wasted time.... Well thanks anyway is Nvidia a good brand? I mean support wise for FreeBSD
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:08 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Vyeperman
Darn, what a bunch of wasted time.... Well thanks anyway is Nvidia a good brand? I mean support wise for FreeBSD
Yes any nvidia card even the newest cards will have freebsd drivers.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 10:27 PM   #23
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I use nVidia; there latest driver kicks arse (`/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver')!

I had a Matrox Parhelia 128MB card, though Matrox refused to support *BSD or release their code--as they said they would--so it could be ported over. I promptly stopped supporting Matrox.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 12:31 AM   #24
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Ok I had a hunch that the files I was configuring were not being re-read so I restarted the system and now it says something different when I type "startx"

Code:
Fatal server error: xf86EnableIO: Failed to open /dev/io for extended I/O
then below all the reporting bugs info




Code:
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
$ sh: turning off NDELAY mode
another thing the a few changes I made finaly took place now like I tried to change my Screen Saver and it never changed till now. What is the app running that I need to kill or restart for it to re-read the config files?
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:04 AM   #25
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Well, you have obviously made changes somewhere that has affected X... you need to reverse those changes to findout which is giving you grief.

To reread your `/etc/rc.conf' file, you need to kill the process `init', which is always PID 1. Once killing this, you'll be sent into single user mode. Accept the default sh (/bin/sh), to login, and then press [CTRL]+[D], which will then restart multi user mode, and thus, read your new config files.

However, when it comes to X, you don't need to restart your system.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 05:05 PM   #26
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Ok thank you that helps alot.
I am getting this error now and I was wondering if you could tell me what is means.



Code:
Fatal server error: xf86EnabledIO: Failed to open /dev/io for extended I/O
Once I figure that out I think I know the commands well enough (thanks to you) to edit my config files somewhat correctly then if they don't work all have you look em over and if you don't know then it's proly my graphic card... Although I have gotten it to work before! I was using it for a month or so in X but then I messed it up so I just wanted to do a reinstall.

Does this mean I should be using ati driver?
Intel® 845E chipset2
ATI* Rage* XL SVGA PCI video controller with 2 MB of video memory

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Old 12-09-2003, 06:47 PM   #27
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I'm sorry, I've never seen that error before, and I don't know what the cause is or may be. Not even Google yields results. =\ Try uncommenting the `BusID' line in your `/etc/XF86Config' file. Also, try swapping the resolution from 1024x768 to 800x600 in the screen section.

When you have had X working in the past, was it on FreeBSD?

I'm assuming you should be using the `i810' driver, since it's meant for your type (maybe not model) of graphics cards. Have you tryed updating your system (buildworld)? There may be a newer driver in the latest release.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:22 PM   #28
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ooo ok I figured out what that error was from

I had

ChipID
ChipRev
Option
BusID

all commented out already so I un-commented them and all the sudden the error is now
Code:
Fatal server error: no screens found
Code:
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
Yes I have had the gui work on Redhat 7 to 9 It also has worked in FreeBSD 4.8 before. although redhat was easy to get it to operate. FreeBSD I had a struggle with last time to. :-/

Ok actually I just had some progress I made a new copy of the XF86Config.new and moved it to the /etc/X11/XF86Config and then did xf86cfg -textmode and did that config this time I used ati driver and I re-did everything else but it doesn't look like it did before thats for sure. it's just white and gray it has a login window and a xterm window. =/

btw I wouldn't know how to update buildworld :-/

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Old 12-09-2003, 08:13 PM   #29
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Quote:
it's just white and gray it has a login window and a xterm window.
that would be the real xwindows... now install fluxbox or kde or some sort of user friendly desktop. then edit ~/.xinitrc

add this to it
"exec startkde"
or
"exec fluxbox"

and bingo a nice looking desktop/wm
 
Old 12-09-2003, 09:19 PM   #30
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FINALY the end to this whole thing!
Ok I installed Gnome2 and got it working

I must say I owe RJW a HUGE thanks for helping me through this whole thing and if I see anyone with the same questions or something I can solve I will be sure to offer my help as you did.
Thanks once again.

(btw thanks to you to stack)
 
  


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