Well, I'm up and running on bender. XFree does an awful job of accelerating the onboard video, but at least I can get 1024x768 at 88Hz. Even at that, it's a little wobbly. Onboard sound doesn't work either.
But hey, at least I have the freebsd binary of netscape running well (obsd is so cool about running other systems' binaries :) and loserjabber. The first thing I did when I got X running, though, was to compile enlightenment. e makes me forget that I'm attached to a non-supported video card on a machine that's supposed to just push packets around :) Yep, gonna order some parts for the new machine tomorrow.