issues with X not loading
weif at weif.net
Wed Jan 28 13:45:56 PST 2009
On freebsd 6.0, I started having issues with X on Friday, and by
Sunday, clicking buttons on the XFCE toolbar or choosing menu items
from the XFCE menu weren't working. Subsequent to this, X would just
hang when I run startx.
I think what may have started this was trying to portupgrade gnucash,
because it looks like some port items that were dependencies for other
things (xorg-protos, for example) have been removed from the ports
so, I tried portupgrade for xfce4, which tells me everything is
current. Then I tried portupgrade xorg, which did upgrade a lot of
This got me to a point where I can run startx, and rather than
hanging, it, um, crashes gracefully. I receive this error:
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Parse error on line 75 of section Files in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
"RgbPath" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file
Fatal server error:
no screens found
I can comment out line 75 referred to above, but that seems to put me
back to where I was before trying to upgrade: startx hangs the
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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