FreeBSD Port: xorg-7.3_1

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Thu Mar 6 20:37:03 UTC 2008

> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:45:22 +0100
> From: "Laurent Grangeau" <thorzero at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-x11 at
> Hi there !
> I've been using FreeBSD now for 4 months and it's a great OS. But is there a
> way to install minimal Xorg server without installing the meta-port (and
> thus, without all of the drivers) ?
> I'm using portinstall as the installer and I've been able to install
> completely xorg-xserver and nvidia-driver until now, but I'm not able tu
> launch the "startx" script. Where is that damned script (I mean, in which
> package) ?
> I'm running minimal install of FreeBSD 7.0.

Sure. Just
cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers
make config
Select the drivers you want (and deselect those you don't want)

That is it. The options are "sticky and should remain unchanged unless
you 'make rmconfig' or a port update changes them.

As for startx,
# pkg_info -W /usr/local/bin/startx
/usr/local/bin/startx was installed by package xinit-1.0.7

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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