starting xfce4 reboots machine

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at
Mon May 28 17:25:19 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:

> On Sun, 27 May 2012, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>  Hi,
>> I've been running FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT for some months, last time i
>> rebuilt
>> the system was April 20th. I've rebooted my machine many times and started
>> X and Xfce4 without any trouble, however today I'm out of town on the road
>> and when I startx my machine reboots. If I log in as root and startx i can
>> run xorg without xfce4. but if i try startxfce4 the machine reboots. If I
>> try to startx without xfce4 from my non-root account it locks up.
>> It's pretty quick and nothing I can see in the logs...
>> Anyone have any ideas about troubleshooting??? It seems like it's out of
>> the blue with no changes to the system that I recall. :)
> First, make sure you have cairo-1.10 instead of 1.12.  After that, run
> pkg_libchk from sysutils/bsdadminscripts.  Rebuild anything that says it is
> missing libxfce4-utils.
> After that, well, I still see some unsteadiness from xfce-4.10. There's a
> long delay on start, like a DNS timeout (but I have working DNS).
>  Switching to console works, switching back usually does not, rebooting the
> machine.  Leaving X and starting again reboots the machine.  These last two
> could be due to the recent X upgrade, except I'm pretty sure they did not
> happen until xfce-4.10.

thanks. i'll check it out..


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