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Date:      Mon, 3 Dec 2018 04:24:58 +0530
From:      Manish Jain <jude.obscure@yandex.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, B J <va6bmj@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly
Message-ID:  <5385f72e-56f0-5899-68d0-627e8cde3232@yandex.com>
In-Reply-To: <20181202231414.bc873ae8.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On 12/03/18 03:44, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2018 21:36:54 +0000, B J wrote:
>> I'm now have a fresh direct installation of 11.2 and I just installed
>> xorg using pkg.  Running:
>>
>> Xorg -configure
>> Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new
> 
> Those two steps aren't usually needed. X will configure
> itself on startup automatically, so there's hardly a need
> for a configuration file.
> 
> 
> 
>> and I eventually get a dark screen on my monitor.
>>
>> What did I do wrong?  Thanks.
> 
> Nothing, that is the correct behaviour. In order to get
> a window manager or desktop environment, just install it. ;-)
> 
> Further details:
> 
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-config.html
> 
> 
> 

I had the same problem. The problem here is not what you are doing is 
incorrect.

The xorg documentation is wrong. It prompts you to run 'Xorg -config 
/root/xorg.conf.new' to test the server. But that leads to a blank screen.

If you want to test your config, just use startx

Regards,
Manish Jain



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