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Date:      Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:34:58 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        William Bulley <web@umich.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: exiting Xorg locks up 9.2-STABLE system
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.11.1410150830140.55278@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20141015114721.GE3110@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>
References:  <20141015114721.GE3110@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>

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On Wed, 15 Oct 2014, William Bulley wrote:

> I recently upgraded to 9.2-STABLE and rebuilt _ALL_ my ports from scratch.
>
> One was x11/xorg (xorg-7.7_1) and this is on a Dell Optiplex 960 with an
> ATI Technologies RV730XT [Radeon HD 4670] video card installed.  When I
> start an Xorg session, it comes up and runs fine, but when I exit Xorg
> the system locks up.  No mouse response.  No keyboard response. No vty
> is available (Alt-F2, etc.)
>
> I run x11-toolkits/open-motif (open-motif-2.3.4_1) and the last line in
> my .xinitrc file is as follows:
>
>   /usr/local/bin/mwm 2>&1 /dev/null
>
> When I exit mwm (f.quit_mwm), the Xorg session should die as well.
> I have been using open-motif (this very version) for _years_ in this
> same fashion so I don't think this behaviour is due to open-motif.
>
> A friend who runs FreeBSD on his laptop (IBM Thinkpad T500) has built
> the same x11/xorg (xorg-7.7_1) from source and is experiencing the
> exact same behaviour.  He runs fvwm not open-motif, and, of course,
> his hardware is completely different from my Dell desktop.
>
> This makes me suspect Xorg.  Can anyone give me a clue as to where to
> look, or what to look for, that may be causing this problem?  Thanks!

Does it really lock up, or is it just that text console does not display 
anything?  Test by typing startx again.  If that works, use vt(4):
https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons
That might require updating to 9.3 and the newer version of xorg.



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