10.2 graphics problem

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Sep 15 20:56:41 UTC 2015

On Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:39:05 -0600, Glenn English wrote:
> 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
> > things.
> Ah! Nothing works, mouse, keyboard, nothing except the power button.

This sounds familiar - X, HAL & DBUS fun. :-)


I have configured X to work without HAL and DBUS and PolicyKit
and ConsoleKit and who knows what stuff... but if you're going
to use Xfce, you better keep those dependencies or many things
inside Xfce won't work as expected.

> > 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).

In this case, even the "old-fashioned" sc driver should work.
There is a corresponding setting for /boot/loader.conf. It
is possible that console switching (from X to virtual terminal)
nowadays requires some XML config file hack to work again as
expected... ;-)

> > That will enable the log-out, shutdown and reboot functions.
> That's what I need.

Is this sufficient? No additional XMS fiddling this time? ;-)

> It's a significantly better looking GUI than the same thing
> in Linux. But in Linux it pays attention to the mouse :-)

But Xfce is ported _from_ Linux, so it should be better at
the source. Okay, some things get better when distilled, but... :-)

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