startx hangs locally but not over ssh

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Sun Jan 26 13:12:48 UTC 2014


On Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:41:54 -0800
"Jack L." <xxjack12xx at> wrote:

> Does anyone have any ideas on why startx would cause Xorg to consume
> 100% cpu and stuck in RUN state. kill -9 does nothing to it and forced
> to reboot to kill it.
> If I ssh localhost and startx, it works normally.
> I'm running FreeBSD 10.0 and it's a Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 with
> USE_XORG_NEW undefined.
try to add WITH_GALLIUM and compile X again.

X will work via ssh as it does not have anything to display on that
machine then. It is the graphic card driver which is your problem.

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