10.2 graphics problem
ghe at slsware.net
Tue Sep 15 20:39:08 UTC 2015
On Sep 15, 2015, at 2:13 PM, Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's not likely to accomplish anything.
It might. I think I missed a step in the original install. I started over a few minutes ago.
> You say that you can't "quit
> back to the console," which in my mind could mean two different
Ah! Nothing works, mouse, keyboard, nothing except the power button.
> First, try adding the lines Warren mentioned to the
> /boot/loader.conf file.
Into the empty file. OK.
> Some graphics adapters, like the newer Intel i*
> series, require the new vt(8) console in order to work properly.
This is a SuperMicro with a low end Radeon graphics card. If vt(7) doesn't work I'll try vt(8).
> Second, if you're saying you can't actually quit from the desktop--as
> in, you can't click the "Logoff" button in the session menu--it's likely
> because you haven't started XFCE with ConsoleKit.
> You need to start XFCE
> from your ~/.xinitrc file (or session file, if you're using a display
> manager) with the line:
> exec ck-launch-session startxfce4
IIRC, that's what I did to gwt the XFCE desktop. But I'll try it again.
> That will enable the log-out, shutdown and reboot functions.
That's what I need. It's a significantly better looking GUI than the same thing in Linux. But in Linux it pays attention to the mouse :-)
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Or Linux geeks...
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