Xorg Problems

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Sun Aug 22 03:59:08 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Fred Boatwright <fred at blakemfg.com> wrote:
> Eitan Adler wrote:
>> >> 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. Ā I don't want all the
>> > stuff for gnome and kde as I will never use them.
>> >
>> > It appeared to me that the fonts could be straightened out when
>> > everything else is working. Ā I think the Handbook has a section on
>> > adding fonts.
>> >
>> Hi,
>> I'm the maintainer of x11/xorg-minimal. I have not been following this thread.
>> Did you have problems with fonts when installing x11/xorg-minimal ?
>> --
>> Eitan Adler
> Hi Eitan,
> The Xorg.0.log file shows it can't find some expected fonts.  The file
> is at
> http://wonkity.com/~wblock/tmp/Xorg.0.log

These are harmless. X.org will work without them which is why I didn't
depend on them on x11/xorg-minimal

> The actual problem I am having is that startx produces only a completely
> black screen.  Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro  produces the expected
> grid and mouse pointer.  A .xinitrc file is supposed to start a window
> manager.
Modern X.org installs don't show a default window manager (so a black
screen is "expected). What is the contents of your .xinitrc file?

> Best regards,
> Fred

Eitan Adler

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