Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current
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Sun Jun 16 10:33:20 UTC 2013
From: Walter Hurry <walterhurry at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:50:59 +0000 (UTC)
On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:33:48 -0700, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Walter Hurry <walterhurry at gmail.com>
>> I'm running FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT (r251572) amd64 in a VirtualBox VM.
> Recently, I started mentoring a Google Summer of Code student for the
> FreeBSD project.
> I worked with the student to set up a VM to run FreeBSD, with full
> graphical desktop.
> You might want to follow the instructions that the student followed
> Only interesting details:
> (1) Student used VMWare player instead of VirtualBox (shouldn't be a
> big deal).
> (2) We used pkgng to install binary packages (3) We used one of the
> pkgng mirrors, since pkgng packages from
> FreeBSD.org aren't fully available yet
> Other than that, things worked fine, and the student was able to get a
> full FreeBSD with graphical desktop inside a VM.
Thanks for the pointer to the blog.
With hindsight, it seems that your student avoided the issue I ran into
by installing precompiled binaries, whereas I was using the Ports
The problem was the Clang miscompilation of xorg-server, as pointed out
so kindly by Jung-uk Kim.
Have you, or anybody else, sent a PR on this?
I used xorg-server with clang until recently.
Now I'm on r249781. I think the problem started
after the perl updates, but I might be wrong.
Anyway, if nobody filed a PR yet, I'll do it.
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