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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 1996 19:22:51 +0100
From:      Andreas Kohout <>
Subject:   Re: Am I Missing Something?
Message-ID:  <>
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In article <>, (Keith Barker) writes:
> My problem is that I'm trying to install XFree86 which came on the same
> CD-ROM as the FreeBSD os (2.1.5). Following the instructions in the book
> seems to have put all the files on the disk. However, after following
> all the steps to install the software, XFree86 will not start. I've
> followed the steps for an "automatic" installation, and I have also
> configured XFree86 manually by following the instructions in the book,
> with no results. Any suggestions?

how do you start X, with startx or xdm? Try startx >& ~/.X.out (csh) and 
look at X.out. Are there any errors?

Do you run xf86config and tried to run X -probeonly, errors?

Gruß, Andy
                  Der Mensch hat die Atombombe erfunden, 
              eine Maus würde niemals eine Mausefalle bauen!                                     Zirbelnußtown

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