Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current
walterhurry at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 17:54:21 UTC 2013
On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:27:36 +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> From: Walter Hurry <walterhurry at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current Date: Fri, 14 Jun
> 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>
> > wrote:
> >> I'm running FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT (r251572) amd64 in a
> > Recently, I started mentoring a Google Summer of Code student
> > the
> > FreeBSD project.
> > I worked with the student to set up a VM to run FreeBSD, with
> > graphical desktop.
> > You might want to follow the instructions that the student
> > here:
> > http://blogs.freebsdish.org/rodrigc/2013/05/24/setting-up-a-vm-
> > Only interesting details:
> > (1) Student used VMWare player instead of VirtualBox
> > be a
> > big deal).
> > (2) We used pkgng to install binary packages (3) We used
> > 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
> > 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
> by installing precompiled binaries, whereas I was using the Ports
> The problem was the Clang miscompilation of xorg-server, as
> so kindly by Jung-uk Kim.
> Have you, or anybody else, sent a PR on this?
I haven't. I don't know whether anyone else has.
> 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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