Xorg on ThinkPad T430/10.0-RELEASE

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Jan 25 07:10:25 UTC 2014

On Sat, 25 Jan 2014, Charlie wrote:

> I just did a fresh install of 10.0-RELEASE on my ThinkPad T430 (Intel 
> graphics).
> I do not have a display/login manager (such as XDM or GDM, etc.) running on 
> my system, so I do a simple "startx" to launch X and begin my XFCE4 session.
> However, when I attempt to exit X and return to the console, the screen goes 
> dark and the usual combination of ctrl + alt + F* does nothing, nor does 
> ctrl-alt-backspace.

Yes.  You are using the KMS video drivers, and currently there is no KMS 
console driver in FreeBSD 10.  There is one, called Newcons, in 
-CURRENT, and an MFC is planned at some point:

> I can still SSH into the laptop, so the system has not crashed, it just seems 
> like its a problem with X and/or the system console.

The console is running, it just can't be seen.  Type startx and you will 
be back in X and can shut down or do further work in a terminal window.

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