10.2 graphics problem

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Sep 16 19:09:30 UTC 2015

On Wed, 16 Sep 2015, Glenn English wrote:

> On Sep 16, 2015, at 10:13 AM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>> The Handbook X chapter needs a rewrite.  I've talked about it, but not had time to actually do it.
> Us noobs (especially those of us with X troubles) are just ever so glad to hear that there's something [citation needed] wrong in the X chapter of the Handbook :-)

My short version is:

1. Use vt(4).  This is the default on... well, someplace lately.
    10.1-RELEASE, maybe earlier.

2. Install x11/xorg, not x11/xorg-minimal.  Walk before you run with

3. Do not auto-generate an xorg.conf or use an old one.  First, start X
    without any config file at all.  Only create a config file if
    settings must be changed to make it work or add options.  And if that
    is necessary, only put those entries in the config file.  Everything
    else will autodetect.

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