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Old 14th March 2017
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Default FreeBSD X11 on PowerMac 11,2

Recently i installed FreeBSD on my PowerMac 11,2. I have an nVidia 6600 inside it and i use the following xorg.conf for it:
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Section "Device"
  Identifier "Generic FB"
  Driver "nv"
EndSection
But whenever i tell startx, it does not start. My /var/log/Xorg.0.log is here: http://oscomp.hu/depot/Xorg.0.log

Running sysctl hw.ofwfb.relax_mmap=1 before it did not help.

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Since FreeBSD opened their own forum a few years ago, it has been rather quiet here in the FreeBSD sections. You could try their forum at https://forums.freebsd.org
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I tried to get answers there first: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/60027/
No avail.
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There was no mention of the propriatary drivers that NVidia writes for the FreeBSD OS in your forum post at the FreeBSD forum. Because of the availability of the propoiatary video drivers, there is not alot of incentive for the FreeBSD developers to use the nv driver.
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The proprietary drivers are only available for x86. My question concerned the PowerPC64 version of FreeBSD; there's only the "nv" driver there.
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I suggest searching the mailing lists... It looks like that sysctl may have been removed and most searches seem to give results relevant to FreeBSD 8... so far as I can tell it was removed because it's now the defaut anyway since FreeBSD 10. So messing with that might be futile.

However there was a more recent and more relevant bug report a few years ago and it was fixed, so perhaps a regression?

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/sh....cgi?id=188278

Perhaps file a bug report and reference that bug?
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The nv driver has been deprecated since 2010 in favor of the nouveau driver. Last time I tried nouveau on freebsd it didn't work. I suspect you'll have no luck with either driver on PPC and FreeBSD since PPC isn't even 1st tier.

The vesa driver would probably work...it will be slow and resolution will possibly be limited.
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There are no nouveau drm drivers in OpenBSD or FreeBSD, though I believe NetBSD developers are working on it.
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The scfb driver works, but the colors are all messed up. The Vesa also does not work. And sysctl is still present, but the suggested variable belonged to the radeon driver.
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