FreeBSD 5.2.1 / XFree86 4.3 .0 on Dell Inspiron 5000
originjun at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 10:41:01 PDT 2004
> I am wondering if somebody can help me get X up and running on
> my Dell Inspiron 5000 Laptop.
> After installing the OS and X, I generated XF86Config using
> XFree86 -configure. I am attaching the file below. When I
> run 'startx' with this configuration file in /etc/X11, the
> machine just hangs.
> The console shows:
> xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "machinename:0" in "list"
> xauth: (stdin):2: bad display name "machinename:0" in "add"
> followed by XFree86 and FreeBSD version information
> before it freezes. Nothing gets written to XFree86.0.log
> I am running FreeBSD 5.2.1 Release #0 as downloaded from
> freebsd.org. The XFree86 version that comes with this is
> 4.3.0 released on 27 February 2003. The machine itself is
> a 500Mhz PIII laptop with 256MB or RAM. Is X supposed to
> work with this configuration. If so, could somebody tell
> me what I am doing wrong or send me a good XF86Config
> My only alternative would be to try Linux (Fedora 2 or
> Gentoo) but I would much prefer to stick with FreeBSD
> if I can.
> Thanks in Advance,
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