Various X errors (difficult to see)

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Mar 21 08:17:11 PDT 2008

On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 15:18:45 +0100, "Luca Presotto" <Luca.Presotto at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a freebsd 7.0 release with xorg 7.3 installed on a i386 with a
> NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 Official nvidia drivers installed and
> apparently no problems.  In the xorg.0.log file there aren't any
> errors, glx is correctly loaded etc..
> My system starts without X and then I use startx to start X server and
> KDE3.5 (if I'm not wrong about the version).
> Some errors are written on the console and I'm not able to see them!
> To see them I have to stop X (with ctrl+ bkspc) and use scroll lock to
> see what's there.

You can grab most of the errors by redirecting both standard `output'
and standard `error' to a file, i.e.:

    bash$ startx 2>&1 | tee logfile

Then, after you exit X11, keep a copy of `logfile' around, and see if
you can make more sense of the errors :)

- Giorgos

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