Hello, I am a long time freebsd user. Many many times I have had to make changes to the xorg.conf file to get into what ever X environment I am trying to get to. I have six servers running freebsd, and love the OS. Now, that said, I am trying to duel boot my windows machine, and sometimes I use pc-bsd as a faster way to install things I need instead of installing ports from scratch. I tried to install pc-bsd on a separate hard drive today. Once pc-bsd leaves the initial splash screen and tries to go into its gui install both my screens go blank, and then to sleep. ctrl_alt_f* didn't work to wake up either of my screens. I decided it may be a problem with the new release of pc-bsd, and downloaded the 8.1 release of freebsd. I immediately "portsnap'd" the ports tree and installed gnome, and xorg from source. GDM did the same thing (switched off both screens, they went to sleep) ctrl_alt_f* wouldn't work, but pressing, and releasing the power button to send the proper shutdown did. Startx has same issue. Tried every driver in xorg for ati. Driver ident is right monitor rates are right. I did not try any generic drivers cause I want this to work well, and not settle. Ok now that you have read my book I spent all afternoon reading through several forums about this issue. Some are my issue exactly, and some are close. Never once have I found a solution. I have an ATI 5750, and as far as I can tell this is where the problem is. I am trying to duel boot my AMD 64 machine so I can have it as a devel environment before transferring to my server. Granted I could go without the GUI (won't use it much anyway) but this is driving me insane. There has to be a fix/workaround out there somewhere. I refuse to believe there isn't. If you are a regular on this forum (I don't post here much) then you have seen several posts about this "freezing screen" issue. A couple ideas. For some reason the bios on this computer will not let me turn off the onboard video. It is also an ati. It doesn't show up in the xorg.conf file, and I haven't seen it referenced anywhere else I have looked but was wondering if it might be causing a problem. I do have a cursor I can move around at boot. I am no genius at this, everything I have learned has came from reading or trial and error. I don't know freebsd like some of you,(Dutch), but have been dedicated to freebsd for years now. I would really like to get this working. If you need log files I will post them (there are several almost exactly like mine all over the forum.) I'm just at the end of my rope with this. Help!!!!!