X won't start

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Oct 16 02:44:50 UTC 2015

On Fri, 16 Oct 2015, Erich Dollansky wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:12:24 -0400
> German <gentgerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I am brand new to FreeBSD ( just installed it a few hours ago). So I
>> installed base system, then I made pkg install xorg, pkg install
>> lxde-meta and trying to run X. When I issue "startx" I got the
>> following:
>> server error, no screens found. Unable to connect to X server.
>> Connection refused. xauth: ( argv) 1: bad display name "dawkins:0" in
>> remove command.
>> Any ideas? Thanks
> I do not use packages, so my answer could be totally off. If I install
> X from sources, it does not have any drivers. There should be driver
> packages matching your hardware. You can have a look
> at /usr/ports/x11-drivers what is available and the install when you
> need. Even for simple things like mouse and keyboard, you will have to
> install a driver.

The X meta-port or package install a set of drivers.  "No screens found" 
usually means there is something weird, like a multi-GPU setup 
(Optimus).  Without knowing what hardware is involved, it's hard to be 
more specific.

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