10.2 graphics problem
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Sep 15 19:31:48 UTC 2015
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Glenn English wrote:
> I'm trying to move from Debian Linux to FreeBSD. xorg runs and
> displays the crossed grey and black, like it's supposed to. I've even
> seen an XFCE desktop. But once this comes up (both of them), there's
> no way, short of rebooting, to quit xorg or to get back to the
Without details of what actually happens, it is difficult to determine
the cause. But it is probably due to using the old console, sc(4).
Use vt(4) by adding this to /boot/loader.conf:
> I've tried several times to install XFCE with 10.2.
> I'm thinking the problem may have to do with dbus.
Probably not, although dbus is used by xfce.
> I booted this morning, and it works perfectly (as far as I can tell) to the console. But when I type:
> service dbus start
> the error message says it couldn't get the UID and GID for 'messagebus'. So I said
> pkg install dbus
> Everything updated it self properly, and it said that the latest version of dbus was already installed.
> Where does user messagebus come from? Am I wrong about what the problem is? Any thought and/or instructions would be greatly appreciated.
When the package is installed, the user was created. Start dbus in
/etc/rc.conf and forget about it:
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