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Date:      Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:20:35 -0700
From:      Devin Teske <dteske@vicor.com>
To:        "Dieter BSD" <dieterbsd@engineer.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Attempting to get an X11 server running
Message-ID:  <D18F0A0C-DE26-4B86-A923-80451B1BFFF7@vicor.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110630043306.219430@gmx.com>
References:  <20110630043306.219430@gmx.com>

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On Jun 29, 2011, at 9:33 PM, Dieter BSD wrote:

>> Q1: how do you start X?
>=20
> "Xorg"
> (no config file)
>=20
> result: display works (1400x1050), but no keyboard or mouse
>=20
> "Xorg -configure"
> (creates /root/xorg.conf.new)
> "Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new"
>=20
> result: 1280x1024 which monitor doesn't like

I've observed this behavior when the probed graphics driver (e.g., "nv") ca=
nnot produce the desired resolution, and switching to "vesa" does the job. =
However, that is not a universal truth.

I've also observed situations where the probed graphics driver does just fi=
ne (e.g., "mach64" -- or nearly any of the ATI drivers).

For the "nv" drivers (NOTE: I'm specifically talking about xf86-video-nv, n=
ot nvidia-driver), I often find myself doing this:

1. X -configure
2. sed -i.bak -e 's/nv/vesa/' /root/xorg.conf.new
3. X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

Your mileage may var.


>=20
> I also tried "Xorg -keyboard Keyboard0 -pointer Mouse0"
> with and without "-config /root/xorg.conf.new", same results.
> I tried editing the config file, adding a 1400x1050 modeline,
> same results.
>=20
>> Q2: Have you tried to start X without a config file?
>=20
> Yes, see above
>=20
>> Q3: Do you have consolekit installed?
>=20
> yes, consolekit-0.4.3 from .../amd64/packages-8.2-release/...
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Devin Teske

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