Issue with X

Joe Talbott josepht at
Wed Dec 8 05:37:35 PST 2010

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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