Assistance needed with Xorg
doug at fledge.watson.org
Sat Dec 19 05:40:07 UTC 2020
On Sat, 19 Dec 2020, Gabriel Saltar via freebsd-questions wrote:
> I have decided to learn about freebsd and I have installed freebsd 12.2 in desktop. However, I have not been able to configure Xorg correctly.
> My system has integrated Intel HD 2000 gpu and two monitors coonected. I have installed the i915kms driver. I have also enable it in my /etc/rc.conf file.
> I have followed the instructions on the user handbook regarding adding the user to the video group. I have also updated freebsd and updated all my packages.
> I have attempted to run Xorg -configure and it fails. When I do startx it fails. When I checked the log, it states it failed to load driver 0, or module 0. Please excuse me I'm writing from my mobile device and I do not have access to my desktop at this time.
> Also, while it prompted me to look into the /var/log/x11/xorg.0... file. There the output stated that the config did not match the devices detected.
> From there I looked online and saw a template for dual monitor xorg.conf file and did my best to emulate it and place it in the /usr/etc/local/X11/ directory. When I did I got an error that my configuration file had an error in line 44. I checked that was exactly after made the changes I thought I had to do add my second monitor to xorg.conf file.
> At this point I am clueless. I know I have not been very specific and I have not added the output I get from my system here, however any piece of advice you can offer will be highly appreciated.
> Best Regards,
> Gabriel Saltar
If you have not, read 5.3 and 5.4 in the handbook. Next check out
Xorg.?.log in /var/log. On my system I installed xterm, I do not know if 12
bundles that in. More information in https://wiki.freebsd.org/Laptops and
the release notes on supported hardware. Look at dmesg for errors. The
command "pciconf -lv" will list all the conponents that were recognized.
In general startx will just work if the video, keyboard and mouse are
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