can't (re)start X, may be hal related

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 18 11:35:53 UTC 2011


On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:02:27 -0400
Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:

> 
> 	I had reason to restart the X server on one of my machines this
> morning ... only it didn't restart.
> 
> 	System:
> 
> FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT #0: Mon Apr 18 11:59:37 EDT 2011  amd64 
> 
> 	X:
> 
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Jun  3 07:59 xorg-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 May 19 09:02 xorg-apps-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 07:56 xorg-cf-files-1.0.3
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-docs-1.4,1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Jun  3 07:59 xorg-drivers-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Jun 16 08:15 xorg-fonts-truetype-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-fonts-type1-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 08:15 xorg-libraries-7.5.1
> drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Mar 17 07:55 xorg-macros-1.11.0
> drwxrwxr-x    2 root  wheel       512 Jun 17 09:35 xorg-server-1.7.7_1,1
> 
> 	(xorg.conf is appended)
> 
> 	Symptoms:
> 
> 	1) start xdm
> 	2) get login screen, enter username + password
> 	3) get ssh-askpass screen, enter value
> 	4) repeat from (2)
> 
> 	(contents of .xinitrc files are appended)
> 	(contents of Xorg.0.log is appended)
> 
> 	I notice two (EE) lines, involving hal, which was upgraded
> within the last week or so.

Your xorg-server is also rather new.

I just installed the latest hal port but didn't see any problems after
restarting X, but I'm running xorg-server-1.9.4,1.

> 	I am not an X guru; will someone who is please help me figure
> out what I broke and how to fix it?
> 
> 
> Section "ServerLayout"
> 	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
> 	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
> 	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
> 	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

When I was still running 7.5.1 I had this line in this Section
	Option      "AllowEmptyInput" "on"
> EndSection

Can't say whether adding this line will help, but you could try it.

-- 
Gary Jennejohn


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