Xorg Problems

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Aug 21 04:18:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, 20 Aug 2010, Fred Boatwright wrote:

> 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?

[please don't top-post, it makes responding more difficult]

Could you show your .xinitrc?  Also, the xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log are 
often useful.  Links to those files may be easier to post than the files 

When you say the screen is completely blank--is there a mouse pointer?

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list