how to downgrade X server
varro at nodomain.invalid
Tue Mar 29 20:53:51 UTC 2016
Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2016, Will Parsons wrote:
>> Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016, Will Parsons wrote:
>>>> I haven't been using one. The Xorg log shows:
>>> The fbdev errors are ignorable. Is that the entire log? The Intel
>>> HD3000 should work fine.
>> No - I just started with the first errror messages. I've included the
>> entire log below.
>>> As a start, please describe your hardware. Some notebooks have hybrid
>>> graphics like Optimus which are a problem. If that is not present,
>>> defining just the device in xorg.conf.d might be all that is needed.
>> It's a Lenovo Edge E520 laptop - see below for info from dmesg.
>> Any help is much appreciated.
> Specs from the web don't indicate any hybrid graphics, which is good
> news. The log file does not have any obvious problems.
> Please make sure there are no old xorg.conf files in /etc/X11/ or
> /usr/local/etc/X11/. Nothing more should be required, but it would do
> no harm to manually set a Device as shown here:
I double-checked, but there wasn't. I created the file
as per the handbook, but without success.
One other thing I tried (I don't know why this didn't occur to me
before) was to disconnect the external monitor I usually use. But
again, I just got a black screen, this time on the built-in display.
> Probably also a good idea to use vt(4) in case the black screen is due
> to X exiting. In /boot/loader.conf, add
I had already added that, but is there any way of verifying it has
taken effect? The line "Using syscons driver with X support (version
2.0)" looks suspicious to me.
> That only takes effect after a reboot.
> Finally, check the contents of .xinitrc and .xsession for unexpected
> things. Neither is required.
There is no .xsession and the .xinitrc I've been using is pretty
if [ -f $HOME/.Xmodmap ]
if [ -f $HOME/.Xresources ]
xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources
if [ -f $HOME/.xbindkeysrc ]
I tried temporarily renaming it, but no change to symptoms.
> Test X with just startx. Don't try to use display managers like xdm or
> gdm yet.
I do that anyway.
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