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chris at monochrome.org
Fri May 22 23:52:44 UTC 2015
On Fri, 22 May 2015, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 05/22/15 15:24, J2R2 P wrote:
>> Alternatively, could you please point me to a resource that clearly
>> explains how to allow the user to switch to a regular xterm console
>> after starting xfce4 using startx; and how to return to the normal xterm
>> after login out or exiting the xfce4 session. I seem to just get the
>> monitor turned off no matter all the changes I have made to many config
>> files during the last few days.
> Uh... 'xterm' is an X client program that needs to have an X server to
> connect to -- ie. you have to startx before you can run xterm. Show us
> your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and we can tell you if that's what is biting you.
> Do you mean returning to the system console after running X? That
> depends on your graphics hardware IIRC. For certain Intel chipsets,
> once you've switched to X windows, you can't get back to the system
> console without rebooting. If you really need to run X on such a setup,
> I'd recommend setting up slim (x11/slim) or a similar display manager
> and always working in the X environment. Or else avoid X completely.
I had this problem (blank screen when exiting X) while I was setting up
a new machine two months ago. The solution turned out to be to add
...to /boot/loader.conf, as described in the link Polytropon posted.
This is on 10.1-RELEASE amd64. My graphics chipset is an Intel Q45
running on a Core2 Duo CPU.
Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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