X Window problem
Eduardo Viruena Silva
mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Tue May 6 02:16:44 PDT 2003
On Tue, 6 May 2003, Gary and El Byrnes wrote:
> Hi Eduardo
> Thank you very much for your response.
> I have started the process you mentioned. I have gone through step one fine.
> I got to the point where I edited the /etc/ttys file back to what it
> was. When I tried saving it, I got a message that the file is read-only
> and use ! to override.
you did not mount your file systems:
> What can I do now?
> Thanks a lot.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eduardo Viruena Silva
> To: Gary and El Byrnes
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 6:56 PM
> Subject: Re: X Window problem
> On Tue, 6 May 2003, Gary and El Byrnes wrote:
> > Hi Everybody
> > I am new to FreeBSD. Just intalled v 5.0.
> > I went into /etc/ttys and changed "xterm on secure" to have graphics and
> > having a problem after that. The GUI wouldn't come up. The screen keeps
> > coming to a dark blue with a mouse cursor cross on it then disappears.
> > How can I fix this please?
> 1) go single user:
> reboot your computer [if it is still on, press ctrl-alt-del]
> when freebsd boots a countdown starts from 9 to 0, before it
> reaches 0, press "space"
> boot -s
> your computer will boot but it will stop asking for a shell
> and suggesting: /bin/sh [press enter].
> mount -a
> swapon -a
> 2) fix the problem:
> now, edit /etc/ttys and restore "off" in the line containing xterm.
> save this file
> reboot your computer by typing: reboot
> or press control-d.
> you must be sure that you have correctly configuring X before
> changing the line containing "xterm" in /etc/ttys.
> 3) configure X
> To configure X you can try:
> X -configure
> it will try to find out which your graphic environtment could be,
> and will write a file: XF86Config.new with the resulting configuration.
> X -xf86config ./XF86Config.new
> to test your configuration and, if it fits to your graphical environment,
> you will see a gray screen and you will be able to move your mouse cursor.
> Press Ctrl-Alt-BACKSPACE to leave this graphic screen and copy this file
> to /etc/X11/ directory with the name XF86Config:
> cp ./XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config
> if the configuration you get does not fit to your graphical environment,
> try to find out what graphic card, monitor, mouse, keybard you have and
> xf86cfg -textmode
> 4) xdm
> Once you have a functional configuration for your graphical environment,
> then and only then you can change the line you changed.
> > I have a flatscreen monitor and I am not too sure what video card I have
> > - some cheapie.
> > Thanks a lot in advance.
> > Elvira
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