Putting my new FreeBSD 9.3 desktop online ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Sun Aug 17 11:38:45 UTC 2014

On 08/17/14 04:08, flo at snakeoilproductions.net wrote:
> Greetings,
> On 2014-08-15 17:53, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>    Xdm uses .xinitrc to start a "something" right? Please show your
>>    .xinitrc
>>    I guess you're trying to use xfce, have you verified that all 
>> required
>>    packages are installed ( xfce, xorg-server, xf86-video*, xf86-input*?
>>    What graphics hw are you using? Which xorg-stack ( new /old)?
>>    Are you using a xorg.conf or using default on-the-fly-config?
>>    Best regards
>>    Andreas
>>    OK, here goes, see attached. Whenever I startx from the command line
>>    after a console login, XFCE starts up & operates AOK, so I would 
>> guess
>>    the install is OK. Gfx hw is a jaguar kabini CPU, w/ GPU on die w/ 
>> CPU.
>>    gfx is too new for X.org support, so I am using the vesa driver.
>>    .xinitrc:  exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4
> Maybe I'm missing the point here entirely, but xdm uses $HOME/.xsession.
> A missing .xsession has quite the same symptoms, and since XFCE works 
> fine after startx,
> which indeed uses $HOME/.xinitrc, you might try
> % echo 'exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4' >$HOME/.xsession
> and then restart xdm.
> Sincerely,
> florian
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Long thread here, you could backtracck it if you're sufficiently 
bored/motivated .... short answer is whenever I use the .xsession (i.e. 
xdm managing the login), it doesn't work, pretty much no matter what I 
tried .... I'm back to console login followed by startx, works for now ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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