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Old 01-07-2008, 04:47 AM   #1
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ati radeon express 200m on laptop 1280x800

recently installed freebsd on my laptop, samsung r40, intel duo 2 core t5500, graphic card ati radeon express 200m, max resolution 1280x800 that comes with windows xp. dual boot now. Installation ok, but cant start x server. are there scripts available that may help configure xorg.conf? I tried manually but no success. Unfortunately i have no information about video card or other hardware info. I guess there is no video card on board...

When i 'startx' weird things happen on the display, pressing ctrl-alt-backspace does not stop the show --> alt-ctrl-delete will reboot successfully.

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Not sure what "[you] tried manually" means, but read this chapter:
Old 01-08-2008, 04:46 AM   #3
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thanks for the link. reading a while across the web showed that there is a known issue with that card and in fact there is a driver for the card available at but the installer works for some linux distributions like suse, ubuntu,...only - not freebsd. So i switched back and installed ubuntu. Gonna give freebsd another try in future.
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