Installation of FreeBSD 4.6 with X and KDE

John Seago john.seago at
Tue Aug 6 13:06:54 BST 2002

On Tuesday 06 Aug 2002 12:01 pm,  Teilo <teilo at> wrote:

> Dear Group,
> I decided to try FreeBSD, and I downloaded the ISO images, and burnt
> installation CDs for FreeBSD 4.6.
> I have tried three times to install FreeBSD 4.6 on one of my machines,
> but I can't get XFree86 to work.  I can get the system to work without
> X, but I can't get X to work, using KDE.
> My machine has an ATI Mach 64 graphics card which has worked OK in OS/2
> and under Linux, but I don't seem able to get a driver to work in the
> version of XFree86 that comes with FreeBSD 4.6.
> I would appreciate any help I can get with this.
> Teilo

I have exactly the same problem with FreeBSD 4.5, Debian, and Progeny 
Debian, I believe it's something to do with my Hardware which doesn't seem 
to like XF86 before 4.X.X, I'll be watching any answers with interest as I 
may be then able to get an install with a working set of X. 

John Seago

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