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Old 03-05-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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I installed FreeBSD 5.2 and have a few problems regarding startx


Hi!

I have been installing after installing all morning trying to figure out my problem.

I get the same error in slackware9.1/mandrake 9.2 and now this FreeBSD 5.2.

I am/was seriously considering sticking with bsd till this happend.. i would love to find out how to get rid of it.

Im using a Readon 9200 on a amd duron 1.6 ghz and im using a sis chipset.

I go in to the graphical xonfig mode and am forced to reboot everytime because i dont know how to finish it up.. when i try the text version it fails to write to the config file.

Now im new.. dont get me wrong- but i wanna learn- if BSD strait of the bat is the Deep end than good.

The error is a No screens found error, up a bit further it says no devices found.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:03 AM   #2
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Old 03-06-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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post your XFree86Config we cant help you if you dont... oh and the big choose your country was most likely caused by running a low resolution... have you tried "X -configure" usually it sets things up automagically for you, just have to edit the resolution.

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Old 03-06-2004, 01:51 AM   #4
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Use a text editor to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config - there will be a section similar to this towards the end:
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "radeon ve"
    Monitor     "sampo"
    DefaultDepth 24

[...]

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Look at the DefaultDepth value in your config file, and scan down to the corresponding display subsection. Delete the lower resolutions.

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Old 03-06-2004, 01:54 AM   #5
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BSD is sort of gone, unless i do a reinstall with some sort of guarantee it will work im not takin the risk of frustration again.

No i didnt run X -Configure i dont think (isnt that just x486config)?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 11:35 AM   #6
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BSD is sort of gone, unless i do a reinstall with some sort of guarantee it will work im not takin the risk of frustration again.
If you dont even give us the time to try to help you... Oh and if you looking for support in the next couple hours what are doing asking on a linux forum? Head over to freebsdforums.org where you will have better luck getting a quick reply.

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Old 03-06-2004, 04:45 PM   #7
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I realize this is a rant and flamebait, but this part is just silly:
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I wont be attempting to install FreeBSD or any other erronous software that i am not in control of...
The problem isn't that you're not in control, you have absolute control, the problem is you don't know how to use it.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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Flamebait?

Its not flame bait till somone like yourself says that so others will follow and
then proceed to flame.
Its only through your initiation of the that word it will now happen.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 07:26 PM   #9
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By definition, when you color something with your own heavy personal opinion, that is highly controversial and counter to common sense, it's flamebait. I'm not going to argue semantics with you, I'm just letting you know that I don't appreciate you using inflamitory descriptions on a tech support type forum. If you want clarification, you can e-mail me off-line chort [at] smtps [dot] net. You may also review the forum rules at http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

If you would like help with the technical problem, Stack and rehab junkie have already graciously offered their help. I suggest that if you want some help getting it resolve, you provide the information they're requesting.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 07:46 PM   #10
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I have edited my "heavy opinion" to your taste.
Sorry for freely sharing my thoughts, next time ill try my best to stick to the standards and to your liking.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 08:02 PM   #11
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Ok i found an online version of my monitor manual.
(The Hp Pavilion MX50)

I edited only the info i think i might need.
(i think because im not entirely sure wich part of this i need so help would be great)

Picture tube 15 in (38.1 cm),
90 deflection,
black matrix,
phosphor P22 medium short,
0.28 mm dot pitch
Maximum
viewable area
280 mm (H) x 210 mm (V)
11 in (H) x 8.25 in (V)
13.8 in (350 mm) diagonal
Line (horizontal)
frequency
3054 kHz


Raster (vertical)
frequency
47100 Hz
Power source 100240 VAC, 5060 Hz
(auto switching)
Power
consumption
70 W maximum
Dot rate 65 MHz
Pedestal Tilt: 5 forward,
15 backward
Swivel: 45 left or right
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
366 x 396 x 412 mm
14.4 x 15.6 x 16.2 in
Net weight 12.0 kg (26.4 lb.)
Operating
Conditions
Temperature
Humidity
Altitude
5 to 35C (41 to 95F)
15% to 80%, non-condensing
Storage
Conditions
Temperature
Humidity
25 to 60C (13 to 140F)
20% to 80%, non-condensing

1024 x 768 = 60hz



There it is?

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Old 03-06-2004, 08:30 PM   #12
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OK, now we're getting somewhere. We have the HSYNC and VSYNC, which you'll need to configure X. We also have the maximum resolution that the monitor will support (kind of small, but oh well).

Here's a link to the specs of the Radeon 9200:
Radeon specs from zdnet review It looks like the card will support a max Depth of 24 bits, so make sure your Depth isn't set to any more than 24.

So that's general information needed for configuring X. In case it's a quirk with the Radeon card under FreeBSD, you might also want to check out the message boards at www.bsdforums.org, since they get a lot more specific *BSD traffic and someone there might have had the same problem.

In fact, I just found a whole thread over there dedicated to the Radeon 9200. Seems the version of XFree86 didn't support it, the solution was to upgrade XFree86. Here's the thread
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:58 PM   #13
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Pitty its all way over my head- but then again, im not running FreeBSD to play games, im running it (well ill have to make the install hereof) To learn it.
All i really want to know is, If i just choose vesa, standard VGA option (ye know the first line option of xconfig86) and leave the rest will i get a useable interface?.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:20 AM   #14
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It looks like the vesa driver will work. Alternatively, you could do the following:
Code:
cd /usr/ports/x11--servers/XFree86-4-Server-snap/
make install clean
then do:
Code:
X -configure
and you should be set.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:11 AM   #15
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Hah alright man its somthing sweet and simple like that i have been looking for,
Even the the forum link you posted was Dead-on my problem it was all to overwhelming for my idiot self.

When i have finished my download ( i succumbd to some cool FreeBsie Live BSD distro) im going to try it out, (most likely druel), Get my zipslack working with X and Install Freebsd and follow your directions.

Sorry we started out in a bad way, and thanks for the help.
And in case you havent noticed, im not coming and going.
Im here most of the day (sits nicely minimised in my task bar most the time and occasionaly pulled up for a quick look-see).
 
  


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