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Date:      Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:27:07 -0800
From:      "Jack L." <xxjack12xx@gmail.com>
To:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: X won't start
Message-ID:  <CALeGphwi-iX99YyMrsbA8j4tg=+GNS4=ObbLGt36g-oTHoSrZA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20151203174008.GA98937@becker.bs.l>
References:  <20151203174008.GA98937@becker.bs.l>

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What version of X? What version of FreeBSD? What happens when you just type
startx without any xorg.conf?

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Bertram Scharpf <lists@bertram-scharpf.de>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> on my new notebook I am not able to start X. This is really
> annoying.
>
> First I tried to generate an xorg.conf file. This ended in
> an error message:
>
>   # X -configure
>   [...]
>   (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
>   (==) Using system config directory "/usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>   Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
>     Configuration failed.
>   (EE) Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
>
> The file "xorg.conf.new" was still written. It contains a
> section:
>
>   Section "Device"
>       Identifier  "Card0"
>       Driver      "intel"
>       BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
>   EndSection
>
> I compare that with the output of this command:
>
>   # pciconf -lv | grep -A 4 vga
>   vgapci0@pci0:0:2:0:     class=0x030000 card=0x803a103c chip=0x16068086
> rev=0x08 hdr=0x00
>       vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
>       device     = 'Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics'
>       class      = display
>       subclass   = VGA
>
> Looks good, doesn't it? Besides that, Linux on the same
> machine uses the "intel" driver successfully.
>
> When I start X using the newly generated configuration file,
> I get another error message:
>
>   # X -config /root/xorg.conf.new
>   [...]
>   (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Dec  3 17:45:00 2015
>   (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
>   (==) Using system config directory "/usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>   (EE)
>   Fatal server error:
>   (EE) no screens found(EE)
>   (EE)
>   Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
>            at http://wiki.x.org
>    for help.
>   (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for
> additional information.
>   (EE)
>   (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
>
>
> But when I start X without a config file, I starts up but
> is not very usable.
>
>   # X
>   [...]
>   (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Dec  3 17:49:55 2015
>   (==) Using system config directory "/usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>   failed to set mtrr: Invalid argument
>
> Neither keyboard nor mouse (touchpad) work. When I ssh into
> the machine in a second window, programs like "xterm" start.
> The graphics get updated as I can see by starting "xclock".
>
> In the window I started X from I cannot end it using
> Ctrl-C. Neither can I kill it from the other ssh with a TERM
> signal. Only "kill -s KILL" works. Besides that, I cannot
> switch back to the console using Ctrl-Alt-F1, altough
> "kern.vty=vt" is set in "/boot/loader.conf".
>
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log has >700 lines with serveral EE. One
> line says:
>
>   (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
>
> What is going on here and what can I do to run X some day?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Bertram
>
>
> --
> Bertram Scharpf
> Stuttgart, Deutschland/Germany
> http://www.bertram-scharpf.de
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