Xorg problems: FIXED
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Sun Mar 8 13:11:03 UTC 2015
On 03/07/15 20:53, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2015, scrat wrote:
>> I have installed FreeBSD 10.0 and updated it to 10.1 using
> Why not just install 10.1? It doesn't matter, though.
I had a USB drive already setup with 10.0 before 10.1 came out.
I then used that as practice for updating the base system
>> Ss root entered the following:
>> Xorg -configure > xorg.log 2>&1
> Why? Always try to run X without an xorg.conf first. Only create one
> if necessary.
I did that as to try to fix this problem, more later.
>> Configuration failed
>> If I then following the book
>> *|Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro|*
> So it works with the generated xorg.conf?
After I set the video driver to vesa in the generated xorg.conf it worked.
>> I can not (from the book) do the following:
>> To exit the test, switch to the virtual console used to start it by
>> pressing *Ctrl*+*Alt*+*F/|n|/* (*F1* for the first virtual console)
>> and press *Ctrl*+*C*.
>> it simply doesn't work ie I can not go to the term F1 and Ctrl+C to
>> stop xorg.
> That is because KMS is being used and requires vt(4) to switch back to
> the console. Add to /boot/loader.conf:
Ok I learned something here.
Adding kern.vty=vt to /boot/loader.conf fixed my issues
>> Continuing I built Xfce4 from ports, configured it to start from the
>> command line and started it.
>> I cannot simply log out and return to the command line as the display
>> goes haywire. To stop the computer I have to open a terminal in xfce
>> and su to root and issue a poweroff to shutdown.
> This is the same vt(4) issue.
See above fixed it. All working now :)
Need to read up on KMS and vt
The Xorg section of the handbook needs some updating:
Maybe add something that points one to adding the kern.vt line to
Fix the section on xorg configuration.
The urw-fonts port installs to /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/urw-fonts
directory not /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/URW.
The /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/URW directory doesn't exist.
Thank you for all your help you have been a tremendous help
You have made my day.
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