PCBSD & X11 ugh
jhein at timing.com
Tue Mar 11 23:12:27 UTC 2008
Julian Elischer wrote at 13:08 -0700 on Mar 11, 2008:
> So, I tried out PCBSD on a Dell "DHP" (what ever that is) (made feb '05).
> it installs great
> but when I run boot it, (FreeBSD comes up fine) teh X server goes into
> an infinite loop somewhere.
> 168 root 1 0 0 148M 6976K rdnrel 0:57 93.85% Xorg
> and the screen stays black.
> the fan goes onto "tornado" mode and it just sits there.
> attempting to send a signal -9 to the x server has no effect so its
> stuck in the kernel somewhere.
> does anyone have any X11 foo (or PCBSD foo) to let me know how to get
> the damed server to do what it did in install, when it was just fine.
> possibly I need to disable some kernel extension feature..
If it worked on install, but not now, that seems to point to an config
difference. I have no great xorg foo either, but when I hit something
like this, I start commenting stuff out in xorg.conf (things like dri
- particularly if you are seeing issues in the kernel).
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