Xorg Problems

Fred Boatwright fred at blakemfg.com
Sat Aug 21 03:30:08 UTC 2010


I am having trouble setting up X similar to a previous posting.  I have
a new 8.0 installation.

Using the Handbook chapter suggested below I waas able to generate and
edit an xorg.conf file.  It tests ok.  I generated a .xinitrc file based
on an example in the Handbook.  When a user runs startx the screen
completely blanks out.  It is possible to return to the command line
prompt with ctrl-alt-F1 and then ^c.  No errors are listed.  Where would
I look for the problem?

Best regards,

Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Ondrej Majerech wrote:
> > On 19-Aug-10 13:20, Rem Roberti wrote:
> >> I'm having trouble with xorg on a new 8.1 installation.  I haven't
> >> installed a wm yet, but when I try to call up the generic x windows by
> >> typing "startx" they do indeed appear, but all three of the x windows
> >> are locked up. By that I mean that there is no mouse, and no possibility
> >> of entering data in the windows via the keyboard. Totally frozen. And
> >> you can't get out of x in the usual manner i.e. ctrl-alt-backspace. The
> >> only thing that works is ctrl-alt-del which, of course, reboots the
> >> computer. Any ideas are appreciated.
> The Handbook chapter describes what to do:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html
> > "New" Xorg requires HAL and Dbus to recognize input devices by default. Do
> > you have these enabled?
> >
> > Alternatively, you revert to the old, no-HAL method by adding
> >
> > Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
> Yes.
> > Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
> No.  Please don't use that, it's not necessary and sometimes causes
> problems.  AutoAddDevices "Off" by itself disables hal input device
> detection.
> > into your ServerFlags in xorg.conf.
> Or just put them in ServerLayout.
> > You might also want to add Option "DontZap" "false" into the same section as
> > well to have Ctrl-Alt-Backspace working again.
> I think that DontZap is back to the default, but it's now the key
> combination that is unset, so setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
> is the way to fix it.  But it's been a while since I've needed to kill
> X manually, so haven't tried it lately.
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