Lost my X11 config - what was the old tool to build it?

John john at starfire.mn.org
Mon Jan 10 09:56:06 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 11:04:52PM +0100, Daniel S. Haischt wrote:
> Did you read:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html


My bad - I assumed that the procedure that /stand/sysinstall lead
me through would be what was documented in the handbook - boy, was
I wrong!

The clear, well-documented, relative short procedure in the handbook
got me up and running very quickly.  My entire kde environment from
4.9-STABLE was recovered.  Well, almost.  Now I just have to figure
out why the xdm login is running in mono mode (though it switches to
full color after I log in), and how I resolve the apparent conflicts
between xorg and XFree86 for OpenOffice.org, which I dearly want to
have back up and running.

> John schrieb:
> > Before Win98 destroyed my nice FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE installation on
> > my Compaq Armada M700 laptop, I had a really good X configuration
> > which, if I remember correctly, was generated almost entirely
> > automatically somehow.  (No, I didn't have a backup of that config
> > file, and I've already kick myself many times.) Anyway, I am trying
> > to get this back up and running with XFree86 4.3.0 and FreeBSD
> > 5.2.1.
> > 
> > I sure can't get anything that's useful now from the X86Config
> > script - all it does is ask me questions that I don't really know
> > the answer to - partly because it is a Laptop, and I can't just
> > easily see what the built-in adapter is.  Whatever configuration
> > utility that I ran before, I sure can't find it now - it seemed
> > to make VERY good recommendations, and I could sure use some!
> > 
> > I've checked the XFree86 web site, and didn't find much useful there.
> > 
> > I've done global web searches for XFree86 and this laptop, but
> > they must be for versions that are too old, because they don't
> > work for me, complaining of Drivers that don't exist, and so forth.
> > 
> > I'd be tempted to just reload 4.9-RELEASE and re-do it from there,
> > but I'm afraid I may run into a similar problem - where the config
> > file there, even if I get it, won't work with the new stuff.
> > 
> > Any pointers will be appreciated.
> -- 
> Mit freundlichen Gruessen / With kind regards
> Daniel S. Haischt
> Wan't a complete signature??? Type at a shell prompt:
> $ > finger -l haischt at daniel.stefan.haischt.name


John Lind
john at starfire.MN.ORG

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