Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at
Fri Jun 14 14:56:27 UTC 2013

On 06/14/13 14:42, Walter Hurry wrote:
> I'm running FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT (r251572) amd64 in a VirtualBox VM.
> Everything seems to work properly, except that I cannot 'startx'. All I 
> get is a blank screen and an apparently hung box. The only way out of it 
> is Machine -> Close -> Send the shutdown signal.
> The following appears in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> <everything looks normal up to this point>
> (II) VBoxVideo(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless 
> otherwise stated.
> (II) VBoxVideo(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled 
> message.
> Fatal server error:
> AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
> 	 at
>  for help. 
> Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional 
> information.
> Segmentation fault at address 0x290
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> I don't know how to investigate this further. Any ideas?
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I had the same issue the first time I've built Xorg, when I've first read:
"As of revision r235859 of FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT, no patches should be
needed to get GEM/KMS. See Intel_GPU
<> for more details." at

I assume It worked out of the box just b installing Xorg...

Intel_GPU <> page however pointed me
to the right direction, which is:
WITH_NEW_XORG=true and WITH_KMS=true to /etc/make.conf.  and then
rebuild (portmaster -f for example) and it now starts.

I still have some problems though... I can't switch to console with
CRTL+ALT+F1...2..3... etc I get a very weired screen, like my kde all
nuts... the good thing is I can at least switch back to kde.
I also noted that at shutdown/reboot I get a black screen .... nothing
shows on screen, I just have to wait for it to turn off... I get the
feeling that this is somehow related!

Please note that I'm using a Acer S3 Ultrabook with a integrated Intel
card... AMD info is here:

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