10.2 graphics problem

Warren Block 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 
> console.

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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