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Date:      Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:03:06 -0500
From:      Joshua Lokken <>
Subject:   Fwd: xorg.conf corruption?
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Hello all,

I did:

# rm -rf /usr/local/etc/X11
# pkg install -f xorg

and all is right again.


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From: Joshua Lokken <>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 9:39 AM
Subject: xorg.conf corruption?
To: <>


FreeBSD 11.2-stable on virtualbox

Booted the vm this morning, logged in as normal user, and issued
'startx'.  I am presented with this error:

Using config file: "/usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Parse error on line 1 of section (null) in file
"" is not a valid keyword in this section.

xorg.conf.d is an empty directory.

Not sure what would have gone wrong, X has been configured and
working properly on this VM for several weeks.  If I :

rm /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf

then reconfigure Xorg and run (as root): Xorg -config /root/,
I get the black screen on pty9 and no errors.  Copy the new config to
/usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf, get the same error as before -- parse error
on /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/...

What may be going on?  Thanks in advance.

Joshua Lokken

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