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Date:      Sun, 26 Aug 2001 23:32:51 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Doug Denault <doug@safeport.com>
To:        Clarence Brown <clabrown@granitepost.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: can't start X Windows
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.1010826232642.34122C-100000@fledge.watson.org>
In-Reply-To: <000201c12eaf$d4d3f660$8f6896d1@granitepost.com>

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yea - check permissions and perhaps .xinitrc needs to be execuable. I only
have one file:

-rwx------  1 doug  doug  53 Jul 21 18:06 .xsession*

#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/local/bin/startkde

and confess to not knowing how .xinitrc is used exactly. In my setup you
do not need the ssh-agent just the startkde.

If you get rid of all the .x files xdm should start twm. E.g., you will
get the Xfree86 signon screen

On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Clarence Brown wrote:

> OK, I commented out the kern_securlevel_enable="YES" 
> and the kern_securelevel=1 lines. This allows 
> XWindows to start. I can type 
> XFree86 -configure and it generates a 
> config file that will start XWindows like
> the documentation says. This gives me a 
> gray hatched screen with an "X" cursor which 
> can be controlled with the mouse. 
> 
> However KDE won't run, I added the line 
> to start kde to the .xinitrc file and I saw
> KDE Begin to start the first time. The screen 
> went blue, and I saw a KDE dialog box as it seemed 
> to start building its configuration files, but 
> eventually the screen went to a solid dark gray
> with no cursor. I have to hit Ctrl-Alt-Bkspace 
> to get back to a prompt. 
> 
> Now when I type startx I see the hatched screen 
> and "X" cursor for a second, then it switches to 
> the dark gray blank screen. It also switches to 
> the same screen with the default .xinitrc file 
> that starts twm instead of kde. 
> 
> Is this a problem with kde or Xwindows?
> 
> I installed both xwindows and kde from packages 
> on the 4.3 CD. Are there known bugs in the 
> package of KDE distributed on the 4.3 CD?
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Cla.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Rob
> > Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 3:09 PM
> > To: Doug Denault
> > Cc: Clarence Brown; freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> > Subject: Re: can't start X Windows
> > 
> > 
> > Don't forget to also install "wrapper" from the ports.  Then you won't
> > need SETUID server.  Rob.
> > 
> > 
> > Doug Denault wrote:
> > > 
> > > Are you using kernel security? If you have
> > > 'kern_securelevel_enable="YES"', remove that and try again. If
> > > kern_securelevel=1, you can not write to /dev/io. I am not 
> > sure about '0'.
> > > 
> > > On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Clarence Brown wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Hi:
> > > >
> > > > I'm trying to start xwindows on FreeBSD 4.3
> > > > newly installed from CD. The machine is
> > > > an HP NetServer with built in graphics using
> > > > a Cirus GD5446 chip and 2 meg.
> > > >
> > > > I tried to follow the instructions in the
> > > > handbook, but running XFree86 -configure
> > > > produces the same error as below, it does not
> > > > make a starting config file.
> > > >
> > > > I tried running xf86config to produce the
> > > > config file, and that works but I still
> > > > get the same error when trying to startx.
> > > > I get the same errors when i select the
> > > > card as Cirus 544x, or 5446 noname, or
> > > > Generic VGA.
> > > >
> > > > (WW) checkDevMem: failed to open /dev/mem (Operation not 
> > permitted)
> > > >       linear framebuffer access unavailable
> > > > and
> > > >
> > > > Fatal server error:
> > > > xf86EnableIO: Failed to open /dev/io for extended I/O
> > > >
> > > > Here is the log:
> > > >
> > > [cut]
> > > 
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