virtual consoles on freebsd-7.0-release

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Nov 4 10:46:46 PST 2008

On Tue, 4 Nov 2008 21:45:12 +0800, "joeb" <joeb at> wrote:
> 	I logon from F2 as root and then startx.

As root? No good idea. You should run from a !root user account.

> I believe F9 only works if you use the xorg logon session control.

No, it works when you startx from after a "normal" login, too.
I do know that, it's my setting at the moment. :-)

So if you would create a normal user account and add these files:

1. ~/.xsession

	source ~/.cshrc
	exec ~/.xinitrc

2. ~/.xinitc

	exec xfwm

Give them +x permissions. The first file allows you to inherit your
settings from the C shell (~/.cshrc) into your X session when started
from XDM or another display manager.

After login, you can use the

	% startx

command to run your XFCE session.

But in fact, running as root can't be the reason why console
switching doesn't seem to work correctly, I believe...

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