Odd x.org problem with amd64 and linux emulation

Gary Palmer gpalmer at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 30 15:41:41 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 10:20:50AM -0400, Dwayne MacKinnon wrote:
> 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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