startx doesn't work
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Wed Jul 28 21:45:43 PDT 2004
Sandbox Video Productions wrote:
>I type "startx" and i get this msg before it
>XFree86 Version 4.3.0
>Release Date: 27 February 2003
>X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
>Build Operating System: FreeBSD 4.10 i386 [ELF]
>Build Date: 29 April 2004
> Before reporting problems, check
> to make sure that you have the latest version.
>Module Loader present
>Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==)
> (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II)
> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not
>implemented, (??) unknown.
>(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Jan
> 1 00:57:41 1999
>(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
>(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
>Fatal server error:
>no screens found
>When reporting a problem related to a server crash,
>the full server output, not just the last messages.
>This can be found in the log file
>Please report problems to xfree86 at xfree86.org.
Well ... where is it? (Heh, both the "full server output"
and the "config file")...
Actually, maybe we can get somewhere just by
locating the file in question. Quite often, that's
/etc/X11/XF86Config ... you did create it, we must
assume; or, you ran the auto config and saved your
changes to wherever it said ... likely /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/?
In that dir there are also some sample config files.
Tune one to your liking and put it in one of the places
noted above, and try again.
Also, you might want to read the Handbook
chapter on X. Used to be chapter 5, not sure
now --- they are reworking it.
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