Xorg xorg-7.4_2 startup

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Fri Mar 19 01:01:07 UTC 2010

I have FreeBSD 7.2 built after the xorg-7.4_2 package I installed. Hardware is 
an IBM thinkpad T42p. I am trying to figure out if I have hardware or software 
issues. I built FreeBSD and installed Xorg 12/30/09. I am choosing not to use 
hal so:

     ---- xorg.conf -------
     Section "ServerLayout"
         Identifier  "X.org Configured"
         Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
         InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
         InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
         #Option      "DontZap"   "off"
         Option      "AutoAddDevices" "false"

     ---- rc.conf -------

For the first month, this all worked. with xorg starting ok (10-15 secs) or 
slowly (>60 secs). Starting in Feburary, Xorg would hang locking the keyboard or 
take a complete unpredictable time to start.

FreeBSD was built w/o IPV6 support which is the only possible software issue I 
can think of (Packet sniffing suggested an IPV6 call is made during xdm start 

If I do not start xdm, I can find nothing that does not work. When xdm starts 
everything works until the next power on. On a recent trip I left the system up 
for 2+ months, using it as my only workstation. I am stumped, flummoxed, and 
otherwise at a loss :)

Douglas Denault
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