10.2 graphics problem

Baho Utot 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

vim /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......

# mount

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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