Xorg Problems

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Aug 22 03:22:43 UTC 2010

On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Fred Boatwright wrote:

> Warren Block wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Warren Block wrote:
>>> Log file is at http://wonkity.com/~wblock/tmp/Xorg.0.log
>> First notes:
>> You're running the old version of X, 1.6.1.
>> Something odd is going on with some of the fonts.
> I installed ports/x11/xorg-minimal as the full Monty appeared to be a
> huge amount of software that will never get used.  I don't want all the
> stuff for gnome and kde as I will never use them.

The nice thing about the full xorg is that you get a known set of stuff, 
like twm.  At worst, you could deinstall xorg-minimal and install xorg.

> It appeared to me that the fonts could be straightened out when
> everything else is working.  I think the Handbook has a section on
> adding fonts.

Yes, it doesn't look like a serious problem.

> While looking for the xorg-minimal that I installed I found a bunch of
> nVidea drivers in the same directory.  Do you think I should install
> them now or wait.

Those would be the nVidia binary drivers.  There's also 
x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv.  I avoid nVidia cards, so someone else will 
have to comment on those.

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