FreeBSD 7.2 Intel i915 / Xorg issue

Shawn Badger shawnbadger at
Sun Jun 21 17:14:03 UTC 2009

   Glen Barber wrote:

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Glen Barber[1]<glen.j.barber at> wrote:

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Shawn Badger[2]<shawnbadger at> wrote:

Hi, I've seen several posts with similar issues, but none of them have
helped me resolve my own.  I am using 7.2-RELEASE on my laptop with an Intel
i915 graphics card.  My problem is that Xorg refuses to start (most of the
time) and posts an error in the log:
  drmDropMaster failed: Unknown Error -1

I have gotten X to start on occasion, but I've never been able to get
fluxbox to start.  The command "Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf -retro"
always works correctly.

xorg.conf:     [3]
Xorg.0.log:    [4]
dmesg output:  [5]

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Try this: [6]

I didn't realize you had 'AutoAddDevices' in ServerLayout at first..
Still, give "AllowEmptyInput" "off" a shot.

   Thanks for the quick responses:
   I went ahead and gave it a try - to no avail.  Ironically, I have
   never had any of the mouse/keyboard issues that people have complained
   about.  My issue is that I just can't get X to start - it appears the
   drm driver is failing on me.
   I already have both hald and dbus loading in rc.conf.  All of my
   packages have been compiled from ports.


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