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Old 04-09-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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Xfree86 + Radeon 9700 Pro

Hello all!

I just installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 and am trying to get my ATI card to work with Xfree86.

I keep getting the error:
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:0) found
(WW) RADEON: Chipset "Radeon 9700 Pro ND (AGP)" in Device section "Card0" isn't valid for this driver
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal Server error:
No screens found
That part with Radeon 9700 Pro ND (AGP) was me messin around trying to get it to work. X just crashes on me.

Old 04-18-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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Which card driver were you using? radeon (number 6 on the list in the card database) ?

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Radeon 9700 Pro ND"
	Driver		"radeon"
and make sure the entry in the Screen section reflects the video card's identifier exactly.
Old 04-22-2004, 12:33 AM   #3
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Sorry...I should have posted sooner...I got it to work I just couldn't use sysinstall to configure Xfree86...I had to do it like it said in the handbook
Old 05-05-2004, 05:47 PM   #4
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ati has new freebsd drivers available. they work like a champ.....


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