FreeBSD 7.2 Intel i915 / Xorg issue

Jimmie James jimmiejaz at
Sun Jun 21 23:09:48 UTC 2009

>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.

>dmesg output:

>Any help would be very much appreciated.


I have the 82915G/GV/GL, 82910GL card.
My xorg.conf grep'd dmesg, Xorg log and full Xorg.log file.

Have you tried running X without a conf file?  The newest server doesn't 
need one, it "should" autodetect everything.


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