How to install XFree86-4 from the ports.

justin at justin at
Wed Mar 30 05:07:56 PST 2005

> Hello everyone.
> I am having some trouble using the XFree86-4 port. I have tried
> everything I can think of.
> Is there a tutorial or something for this?
> BTW, I updated everything on my system today, so I don't know if this is
> a recent issue or not. But we should really fix it, because having X
> running is really a nice thing.

Can you describe "some trouble"?  Do you...

1: Have the port installed successfully?
2: Get an error when you type 'startx'?
3: Get a blank screen when you type 'startx'?
4: Get a garbled screen when you type 'startx'?
5: Have anything in /var/log/XFree86.0.log?

What video hardware are you using, and what type of display do you have? 
Was it working before you did this upgrade?  How did you upgrade?

You get the idea...  More information is needed to diagnose this.

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