Issue with X [SOLVED]

Garcia Rojas, Guillermo (MABE,EXTERNO) guillermo.garcia_rojas at
Thu Dec 9 01:21:00 PST 2010


In DragonFly BSD and FreeBSD the xorg.conf file I was testing on, was in /root, after the Xorg -configure command.

Yesterday I tried again with PC-BSD 7.1.1 and looking with more detail I look that the installer create a Xorg.core file that filled the RAM disk and then I can´t edit xorg.conf.

After erasing the core file, I tuned the xorg.conf to use "sis" driver and X worked perfectly. Then I could  run X again in PC-BSD. Maybe I retry installing DragonFly BSD using this xorg.conf file later.

De: Joe Talbott [josepht at]
Enviado el: miércoles, 08 de diciembre de 2010 07:25
Para: Garcia Rojas, Guillermo (MABE,EXTERNO)
Asunto: Re: Issue with X

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 01:44:19AM -0600, Garcia Rojas, Guillermo (MABE,EXTERNO) wrote:
> Hi there,
> A few days ago I installed DragonFly BSD 2.8.2-RELEASE and all went very well, but when I tried to configure X the problems came.
> I have a SiS 630 integrated video card, and was running very well since DragonFly BSD 1.2, I was using basically the same xorg.conf file since then to DragonFly 2.6. This situation is very weird, cause when I did a startx, it ran the default wm, I mean the one that opens 3 windows with green borders. But when I ran it with xfce4 in .xinitrc, it shows a blank screen and can't get out to any tty, then I had to reset the box.
> Then I tried with PC-BSD 7.1.1 but never can?t launch the graphic installer, this is strange cause, months ago, I installed the same PC-BSD, same CDs into this machine and detected very well my SiS card, and now it can't!!
> FreeBSD 8.1 did the same, xorg configured and startx goes to a blank screen with no possibilities to switch with ALT+F1, F2, F3, etc.
> I use the same xorg.conf I have always used for my past BSD systems, I don't have it right now but the highlights are:

Have you tried moving your xorg.conf out of the way and letting Xorg
automatically detect your hardware?


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