how do you get gnustep to run?

Anthony Agelastos iqgrande at
Sun Sep 3 12:11:22 PDT 2006

On Sep 3, 2006, at 1:43 PM, g wrote:
> using the direction in chapter 5 didn't help.  i followed the  
> instructions and now x window system does not start.  i'm going to  
> reload the os and follow the directions again.
You probably do not need to reload the OS. When you install FreeBSD,  
I recommend you to install the base system and to keep the amount of  
Packages you install to a minimum. Install from Ports and then  
follow the instructions within the FreeBSD Handbook.

> the file requires information i may not have and  
> cannot find, the vertical and horizontal frequencies.  if i can't  
> find the frequencies, are there default values that i can use to  
> create that file.
I did not know my monitor information and used the values that it  
came up with and they appeared to work fine. If it works for you,  
then use them. If it does not, then call your monitor manufacturer  
and get the information you need. Or, resort to Google; you can  
probably find the information there.

I, along with the rest of freebsd-questions, need to know more  
information before a potential fix can be prescribed. This  
information includes, as an example, what your current OS version is  
(output of uname -a), how you installed (Ports or Packages),  
what you currently have in your file, what steps you  
have taken and what the output is (many of the log files are within / 
var/log), your hardware (what type of video card and monitor do you  
have), etc. Anything that you _think_ may be relevant needs to be  
given. If you are unsure, then posting extra information will not  
hamper things.

In the event that it can help you right now, I have pasted the  
contents of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as well as my .xinitrc file  
(~/.xinitrc) which will start Window Maker when startx is entered. I  
hope this helps.

cat xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
         Identifier     " Configured"
         Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
         InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
         InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
         RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
         ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
         FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
         Load  "extmod"
         Load  "glx"
         Load  "dri"
         Load  "dbe"
         Load  "record"
         Load  "xtrap"
         Load  "type1"
         Load  "freetype"

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
         Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier  "Mouse0"
         Driver      "mouse"
         Option      "Protocol" "auto"
         Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
         Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Monitor"
         #DisplaySize      330   240     # mm
         Identifier   "Monitor0"
         VendorName   "DEL"
         ModelName    "DELL D1025TM"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
         HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
         VertRefresh  50.0 - 120.0
         Option      "DPMS"

Section "Device"
         ### Available Driver options are:-
         ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
         ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
         ### [arg]: arg optional
         #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "HWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
         #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "UseFBDev"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "Rotate"                    # [<str>]
         #Option     "VideoKey"                  # <i>
         #Option     "FlatPanel"                 # [<bool>]
         #Option     "FPDither"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "CrtcNumber"                # <i>
         #Option     "FPScale"                   # [<bool>]
         #Option     "FPTweak"                   # <i>
         Identifier  "Card0"
         Driver      "nv"
         VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
         BoardName   "NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro]"
         BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
         Identifier "Screen0"
         Device     "Card0"
         Monitor    "Monitor0"
         DefaultDepth 24
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     1
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     4
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     8
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     15
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     16
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport   0 0
                 Depth     24
                 Modes     "1024x768"


# WindowMaker default X session startup script


# If you login from xdm, uncomment this to make error messages appear
# in the console window.
# tail -f /home/iqgrande/.xsession-errors > /dev/console &

exec wmaker


> site seems to be down
It is up now. The documentation here will primarily assist you after  
it is installed and operational.

> thanks,
> g.
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