X won start anymore

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 18 21:23:57 UTC 2007

I am running a securelevel (3 in my case) but have been doing it since months...
What's really odd, is that after I dual booted Ubuntu just now, and restarting and opting for freebsd I first got this rare message about the kernel that couldn't be booted. Then I did a ctrl-alt-del and restarted and opted for freebsd again and voila.....I could get back into X!!!
I don't know what was happening, I am suspecting maybe bad hardware and started backing things up.

Thanks in advanced though, I am working with GDM right now and I just don't know what happened!!

----- Original Message ----
From: Christian Walther <cptsalek at gmail.com>
To: Dino Vliet <dino_vliet at yahoo.com>
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:56:48 PM
Subject: Re: X won start anymore

On 18/02/07, Dino Vliet <dino_vliet at yahoo.com> wrote:
> (WW) xf86EnableIO: Failed to open /dev/io for extended I/O(EE) No devices detected.
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found

You're sure you didn't set securelevel to something > 0?
X can't work without having access to /dev/io, so having a kernel in
secure mode and X running isn't possible.

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