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  Author  Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.7 install issues (X windows)

Posted on 03-28-2003 02:21 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Mark Krentel

> VID: STB Powergraph 2MB (Trio 64 V+ chipset)

First, double check with XFree86 that the card is supported. I'm 95%
sure that it is, but there are a few S3 chips that are not supported
(like my 864) and I just want to rule out that possibility before
proceeding. I think the Trio64 uses a 765 which is ok, but let's be
100% sure.

The error "no screens available" strongly suggests something wrong
with the XF86Config file, either no "Screen" section (duh), or
something wrong with the Device, Monitor or Modes entries. Maybe the
labels are misspelled or maybe all of your modes are out of bounds for
the HorizSync of the monitor.

The simplest thing is to rebuild the XF86Config file, saving the old
one, of course. I like "xf86cfg -textmode", but there are other
programs that do this. Run the probe as Jym suggests, rebuild
XF86Config from scratch, then see if it works or if the probe gives a
different error message.

There shouldn't be much difference between Freebsd and Linux in how
you configure X. If you have a working XF86Config file for Linux, it
should work in Freebsd, assuming the same video card, monitor, mouse
and keyboard.

One other possibility is the /usr/X11R6/bin/X symlink, or the
permissions on the XFree86 or Xwrapper-4 binaries. Try running startx
as root. If that suddenly works, then this is the problem.

But I think that remaking the config file will probably fix it.

> Getting a bit late tonight, time for the bed.

Late? Sorry, I don't know what you mean. :-)


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