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Date:      Sat, 14 Mar 2009 16:19:18 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Keith Seyffarth <>
Subject:   Re: issues in XFCE 4.6
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On Sat, 14 Mar 2009, Keith Seyffarth wrote:
>> As i said the packages worked for me. Blow away the xfce and xorg ports
>> and do the xorg mega package and the xfce mega package. if that fails
>> then bkup your user data and install a clean virgin version of 7.1 and
>> the xorg and xfce packages.
> It looks like this was a step in the WRONG direction. Having removed
> XORG, it won't install. It appears that xorg requires xorg-drivers
> (understandable), and xorg-drivers requires xf86-video-via (OK), and
> xf86-video-via requires a PCI Video Card to be installed.
> make clean install -k in x11-drivers/xorg-drivers will make
> xorg-drivers install, but make clean install -k in x11/xorg won't
> install because xf86-video-via is ignored.

That -k option to make is unnecessary and possibly bad.  Stop using it 
for now.

cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg
make clean
make config-recursive
(choose configuration for everything)
make install

> Anyone have another suggestion? At this point, I need to get X
> installed so I can even consider a window manager.

Instead of waiting for the ports to build, install the package:

pkg_add -r xorg

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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