10.2 graphics problem
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Fri Sep 18 16:58:27 UTC 2015
On 18/09/2015 15:25, kpneal at pobox.com wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 08:40:06PM -0400, Baho Utot wrote:
>> 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.
> Too difficult. Those of us who have had to restore systems when dynamic
> linking was hosed learned tricks like this:
> echo >> /boot/loader.conf "kern.vty=vt"
> That's it. Nothing else to install, and "echo" is normally a shell builtin.
> So if you can get a working shell command line then you can typically make
> this change.
But if you really want vi and dynamic linking is broken try
"man rescue" is (should be) mandatory reading for admins. I just wish
there was /rescue/emacs. :-)
Those who do not learn from computing history are doomed to
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