Xorg Redux

Rem P Roberti remegius at comcast.net
Mon Aug 23 23:01:24 UTC 2010

  On 08/23/10 15:31, Glen Barber wrote:
> On 8/23/10 5:51 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
>>   On 08/23/10 14:34, Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Rem P Roberti wrote:
>>>> I forgot.  The version of PCBSD that I had installed on the Thinkpad
>>>> was the legacy version.  The latest version, PCBSD 8.1, won't
>>>> install.  The screen goes blank and the computer freezes, just as
>>>> happens when trying to install X11 with FreeBSD 8.1
>>> No real idea what to try next, so let's try turning off acceleration
>>> in the Device section:
>>> Option "NoAccel" "On"
>> Nope.  BTW, thanks for hanging in here.  I've never had trouble like
>> this getting X11 to function.  Of course, I've never tried to install
>> 8.1 on a Thinkpad either.
> Ok, one quick question.  When your screen goes blank, can you
> [ctrl][alt][fN] to a different TTY, where N is anything between 2-7?
> I'm curious about the machine's state when you start X.

No, when the screen goes blank the whole computer freezes.  No mouse, no 
keyboard.  And I also noticed that the wireless indicator freezes in the 
on position.  Everything stops dead its tracks.

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