10.2 graphics problem
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Fri Sep 18 00:41:20 UTC 2015
On 09/17/15 18:28, Glenn English wrote:
> But selecting logout in the menu drops XFCE as it should, but it
> drops to a completely blank screen with nothing paying any attention
> at mouse or screen. I tried ctl-n, ctl-alt-n, and just alt-n. Nothing.
I had the same trouble as you when I starting to use FreeBSD. I use ATI
graphics card and I had big trouble like you do, I fixed it as follows:
Break out a text editor in a CLI (vi etc).
I use vim-lite install by pkg.
Try adding this to /boot/loader.conf
# Use new graphical console driver
save and exit.
Then reboot and see if it fixes your trouble.
> I can't even get a thumb-drive mounted. When I put one in, there's text saying that da0 and da0s1 have been noticed.
> If I type 'mount /dev/da0 /mnt', it says that /dev/da0 is an invalid param (or something like that).
So I tried 'mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt'. Same error message.
I looked at man, and it looked like a -t was what it was looking for, so
I added -t msdosfs to the command IIRC, I got a different error message,
but it didn't mount.
I am running 10.1 and 10.2.
The above is caused by /dev/da0s1 already mounted. ( At least in my neck
of the woods )
as root in a CLI......
Look for da0s1 as already mounted.
If if is mounted
# umount /dev/da0s1
Then try to mount it again to /mnt
# mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt
see if that works for you
> I don't have a problem with things being different, but the documentation on how to get this stuff working requires that I have it working to read the dox.
> Does anyone know of an accurate set of instructions on the 'Net for a BSD install. Is there anything that really need editing after a really basic install (the one I just did had to download pkg when I tried to get xorg installed :-)
> This is getting frustrating.
I know been there and done that. Keep going and you will slay that beast.
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