X in DragonFly
lists at neuronenwerk.de
Sat Oct 30 18:34:24 PDT 2004
I think I meanwhile tested X quite exhaustivly on DragonFly. To put
aside any doubts, I consider myself as an average user. I built both
X.org 6.7 (XFree 4.4) and XFree 4.3 from ports and installed both as
well as packages afterwards. Never tried to build from the original
I always got a graphical environment after a bit of fiddling, but also
experienced some very strange behaviour everytime. E.g. X always froze
my box a when I killed it with ^AltBackspace. The machine also died
when I tried to fall back to a VT via AltFx. Same when I exited the
Died means it wasn't accessible via the keyboard anymore nor via ssh.
The screen went just black and the only way to recover was a cold reboot.
I could derive some things that let X (and also my machine) die at
- loading of vesa.ko
- using any cursor-icon except CORE
- Monitor Option "DPMS" set in configfile (OK, my monitor)
I've installed XFree 4.3 and X11R6.7 (XFree 4.4) on Linux and OpenBSD
and never had any problems like those.
I'd be grateful if anybody could confirm this, since I'm not really
sure that I'm the only one.
Thanks in advance
X config: http://www.neuronenwerk.de/xconfig
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