Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Fri Jun 14 19:57:21 UTC 2013

On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:20:32 +0200, Koop Mast wrote:

> On 14-6-2013 18:11, Walter Hurry wrote:
>> On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:56:26 +0000, Miguel Clara wrote:
>>> 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:
>> Thanks for the reply.
>> Well, this is in a VM, which reports the graphics adapter as:
>> vgapci0 at pci0:0:2:0:	class=0x030000 card=0x00000000 chip=0xbeef80ee
>> rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
>>      vendor     = 'InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH'
>>      device     = 'VirtualBox Graphics Adapter'
>>      class      = display subclass   = VGA
>> When I put the two suggested enties into make.conf, xorg-server fails
>> to compile, saying that it requires dri >= 7.8, whereas my installed
>> dri is 7.6.1_3,2 (from the Ports collection).
> You will need to run portmaster/portupgrade -a first to update your
> installed ports first. Mostly dri/libGL/libdrm. Did you know that the
> emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions port has xorg-server drivers for
> virtualbox video.
Thanks, but my ports are fully up-to-date, and virtualbox-ose-additions 
is installed and running.

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