XFree config

dave dave at asylum.org
Fri May 30 15:12:58 PDT 2003

At 03:23 PM 5/30/2003, you wrote:
>I just installed FreeBSD on my computer.
>It is working fine and I can get to the shell and do everything execept
>go to
>the X window. I typed in syinstall and went to the graphical
>for the X window system and typed in all the moniter and graphics card
>paramiters and every thing else but when I finished it said
>The X Window configuration seems to have failed
>would you like to try again
>I have a GeForce4 MX 420 and a CTX moniter
>Please send any ideas you have on what the problem is to
>tyrel at windstormgroup.com thank you for your time and help

As root type in the command:  X -configure

This will let X create the config file for you in the root directory.
Then run the command that appears for testing.
If you get a large grey screen with a moving mouse then hit
control alt backspace to close X. Then copy the XF86Config.new
file in the root dir to /etc/X11/ and give the command "startx" without the 
This will start up Xwindows with the window manager TWM.


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