Various X errors (difficult to see)

Derek Ragona derek at
Fri Mar 21 08:50:01 PDT 2008

At 09:18 AM 3/21/2008, Luca Presotto wrote:
>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
>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.
>I found the console full of "X error: bad window parameter" (and some
>numbers and parameters which I can't remember)
>Then I find a lots of warnings about kde problems (about loading arts
>Except for these errors that I wouldn't be seeing if logging in directly
>in a graphical environment everything seems to work fine.
>So I have some questions: is this way of reporting errors correct?
>Can this be the related to the fact that when I try to use compiz-fusion
>it starts but it's way too slow and uses a lot of cpu?
>Should I worry about these errors?
>How can I solve them?? (They seem really too generic)
>Thank you!

You should run startx and redirect the output to a file and check the 
errors and then try to fix them.  To do this try:

startx >/tmp/somexerrorlogfile 2>&1


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