X Window problem
Eduardo Viruena Silva
mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Tue May 6 02:57:58 PDT 2003
On Tue, 6 May 2003, Gary and El Byrnes wrote:
> I went back and repeated the steps of mounting and enabling the swap. I
> guess first time I did it I didn't notice the warning saying "the system
> wasn't unmounted cleanly, run fsck" and therefore mount and swapon
> didn't work. So I ran fsck and afterwards mount and swapon. Everything
> after went fine.
at least you corrected thatd.
> I came to the step of seeing the grey screen. I don't see grey but I see
> a dark bue on and the mouse cursor moves around, and it also works in
> non-gui mode.
> I am not too sure if what I see is OK. Please let me know before I go on
> to copy the file.
No, Elvira, it is not ok.
Try to read the handbook:
It is almost 5 o'clock in México City. I need to rest.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eduardo Viruena Silva
> To: Gary and El Byrnes
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 7:15 PM
> Subject: Re: X Window problem
> On Tue, 6 May 2003, Gary and El Byrnes wrote:
> > Hi Eduardo
> > Thank you very much for your response.
> > I have started the process you mentioned. I have gone through step one fine.
> > I got to the point where I edited the /etc/ttys file back to what it
> > was. When I tried saving it, I got a message that the file is read-only
> > and use ! to override.
> you did not mount your file systems:
> mount -a
> swapon -a
> > What can I do now?
> > Thanks a lot.
> > Elvira
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Eduardo Viruena Silva
> > To: Gary and El Byrnes
> > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 6:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: X Window problem
> > On Tue, 6 May 2003, Gary and El Byrnes wrote:
> > > Hi Everybody
> > >
> > > I am new to FreeBSD. Just intalled v 5.0.
> > >
> > > I went into /etc/ttys and changed "xterm on secure" to have graphics and
> > > having a problem after that. The GUI wouldn't come up. The screen keeps
> > > coming to a dark blue with a mouse cursor cross on it then disappears.
> > > How can I fix this please?
> > 1) go single user:
> > reboot your computer [if it is still on, press ctrl-alt-del]
> > when freebsd boots a countdown starts from 9 to 0, before it
> > reaches 0, press "space"
> > type:
> > boot -s
> > your computer will boot but it will stop asking for a shell
> > and suggesting: /bin/sh [press enter].
> > type
> > mount -a
> > swapon -a
> > 2) fix the problem:
> > now, edit /etc/ttys and restore "off" in the line containing xterm.
> > save this file
> > reboot your computer by typing: reboot
> > or press control-d.
> > you must be sure that you have correctly configuring X before
> > changing the line containing "xterm" in /etc/ttys.
> > 3) configure X
> > To configure X you can try:
> > X -configure
> > it will try to find out which your graphic environtment could be,
> > and will write a file: XF86Config.new with the resulting configuration.
> > Try:
> > X -xf86config ./XF86Config.new
> > to test your configuration and, if it fits to your graphical environment,
> > you will see a gray screen and you will be able to move your mouse cursor.
> > Press Ctrl-Alt-BACKSPACE to leave this graphic screen and copy this file
> > to /etc/X11/ directory with the name XF86Config:
> > cp ./XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config
> > if the configuration you get does not fit to your graphical environment,
> > try to find out what graphic card, monitor, mouse, keybard you have and
> > try
> > xf86cfg -textmode
> > 4) xdm
> > Once you have a functional configuration for your graphical environment,
> > then and only then you can change the line you changed.
> > >
> > > I have a flatscreen monitor and I am not too sure what video card I have
> > > - some cheapie.
> > >
> > > Thanks a lot in advance.
> > >
> > > Elvira
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