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Old 03-07-2004, 01:50 AM   #16
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The Gatos Project's implementation of the ATi Radeon driver is included in the standard install of XFree86 for FreeBSD. From memory it is number 6 in the list from the video card database presented during X configuration. Otherwise, select vesa to get a usable interface - you can edit /etc/X11/XF86Config later to use the radeon driver.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:01 AM   #17
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Alright thanks for that rehab.
Just for word of thumb were you talking about FreeBSD 5.2?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:31 AM   #18
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Generally speaking, these things are written for FreeBSD -current. Most hardware support in -stable is back-ported from -current. I cannot imagine that there's any way this wouldn't be for 5.2.x.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:27 AM   #19
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Video driver support in X is dependant on the version of X you install (or compile) rather than the version of the OS as a whole - the radeon driver has been in the FreeBSD port of XF86 since 4.3.0_3 that I know of (that being the first version of X I installed under FreeBSD a couple of months ago)

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Old 03-07-2004, 04:36 AM   #20
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Ye i realise its dependent on the version of X but just wasent sure what version of FreeBSD 5.2 comes with.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 05:39 AM   #21
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That's what the thread I linked was about, it doesn't come with it, you have to build it from ports. Well actually, it comes "with" it in the sense that the port Makefile is present if you choose to install the ports sytem. It will need to download the distfile and build it, though (hence the instructions above).

It's also highly recommended that you read this section of the FreeBSD handbook that deals with using cvsup (to update your source).
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:45 AM   #22
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it doesn't come with it, you have to build it from ports.
And that folks is the beauty of *bsd.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:41 PM   #23
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Ok, i got freeBSD up and running on my other computer behind me.
I have a question regarding FreeBSIE however.

What is the command to set it to DHCP , i tryed netconfig and comand not found (hell even dir has command not found).

Im just wantding to set the connection as usual to DHCP
 
Old 03-07-2004, 03:37 PM   #24
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FreeBSD handbook entry for DHCP
According to the dhclient man page (linked from the above page) the syntax should be like this:
# dhclient if0
where "if" is the name of your network card driver. If you're unsure what that is, do:
$ dmesg
and look for a line that has the name of your NIC in it. The start of that line will be the driver name (fxp0, rl0, xl0, etc).

"dir" is a MS-DOS command, "ls" is the UNIX command to list directory entries.

At this point I would recommend reading the FreeBSD handbook, since all the questions you're asking can be answered there.

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Old 03-07-2004, 04:17 PM   #25
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Alright thanks for that,
Sorry for spamming.

Ill go check the book out now.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #26
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As a BSD beginner, you can install binary packages from the sysinstall utility (the menu-based system that boots from the CD, which can be run anytime as root, with the command "sysinstall")

Select Configuration -> Packages from the menu, there are a number available on the FreeBSD CD, or you can select an HTTP/FTP server once you have Internet access. This system, while not as flexible as installing from the ports collection, does make it easier while learning BSD and will get you up and running much faster as it's not compiling everything.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:00 AM   #27
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I am a Slackware user who has been lurking in the BSD forums and trying to decide on giving BSD a try.

Linux users had the same problems with the newer Radon cards. The way I delt with it in linux was to download the new Xfree 4.4 binaries from the xfree site and run the included install script. Xfree 4.4 provides support for the newer radon cards including DRI. I note that they have binaries for freebsd that look to install similiarly.

This may be how unix/linux users install X11 in the future due to licensing changes at XFree that make it hard to include XFree 4.4 in a distrobution. Not sure how FreeBSD is planning to deal with the new licensing change but for an individual it is an easy way to get support for your newer radeon card.
 
  


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