Problems with X

Frank Shute frank at
Sun Nov 18 18:01:38 PST 2007

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 09:27:53PM +0000, Desmond Chapman wrote:
> I've done a minimal install of FreeBSD and followed a suggestion of
> enabling cvsup/csup from the command line.  Xorg-7.3 was installed.
> However, the command of xorgcfg and xorgxonfig was not. 

I'm not too sure what you mean by that but I take it to mean that
you've installed X but havent configured it yet. The handbook explains
what to do:

> How do I enable the Xdisplay?

Just follow what they do in the handbook in the link above.

> Is xorgcfg a package to be installed? 

No. xorg.conf is a file which lives in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but you have
to put it there once you've created it with:

# Xorg -configure

and tested it with:

# Xorg -config

It might need some tweaking (editing) e.g French keyboard instead of
English. Then do:

# cp ./ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and try starting X:

$ startx

If those commands aren't found, then you either need to rehash your

# rehash

or you haven't installed X properly. How did you install X?

> Are the others the same way?

Sorry. I don't know what you mean.

> Is xorg-7.3 manually configured only?

As above.
> I am asking for help to a problem that I am unable to solve.  Anyone
> that has any knowledge of how I can solve this problem please let me
> know.
> Thank you. 

HTH but let us know if anything is not clear or you have further



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