X doesn't run

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Fri Feb 15 02:30:24 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 08:30:56PM +0100, M M wrote:
> Machine: Laptop Toshiba Satellite L555.11L
> Graphics card: ATI Mobility radeon HD 5165
> Release: dfly-x86_64-gui-3.2.2_REL.iso
> PS One of the reasons which pushed me to try DragonFly BSD was the
> difficult to find a BSD OS that runs X on my machine. I have read in
> someplace that the BSD OSs have problems with the graphics cards ATI
> Mobility Radeon HD 5 serie and also with some of the (other) latest ATI
> cards. I have tried many of these OSs and the results were:

The pkgsrc version of xf86-video-ati is from 2009 and far too old to
support your hardware.

You could try using the new dports frameworks, it includes a much newer
xf86-video-ati release.
This requires an update to DragonFly-3.3 (development version) first.

Francois Tigeot

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