Odd x.org problem with amd64 and linux emulation

Dwayne MacKinnon dmk at ncf.ca
Fri Sep 30 14:53:53 UTC 2011

Hi all,

Forgive the cross-post... the problem seemed quite applicable to 
both. I recently received a new Dell OptiPlex 390, and decided to put 
FreeBSD amd64 on it. Everything's working ok, as it is a work computer 
and the fact that I have no 2d or 3d acceleration doesn't matter.

I've run into an odd problem though. When I try to start up acroread9, 
It complains that it can't open DISPLAY :0. If I set the DISPLAY 
environment variable to localhost:0, it opens just fine. I installed linux-
firefox and it displayed the same behaviour.

My i386 box does not have this problem. DISPLAY is set to :0 and 
acroread opens just fine.

Any ideas? Or am I just going to have to set up my .kde4/env directory 
to set DISPLAY to localhost:0?

I'm running a recent (Sept 28th) 8-STABLE amd64 with an up to date 
ports tree.

I would appreciate a cc as I am not subscribed to either of these lists.


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