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Date:      Thu, 9 Jul 2009 15:51:44 -0500
From:      Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould@gmail.com>
To:        herbs <herbert.raimund@gmx.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Xorg - how can I configure this thing??
Message-ID:  <d356c5630907091351o76e5bbd6m1032188430f96770@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090709202304.GA29940@greencat.langhans.com.pl>
References:  <20090709202304.GA29940@greencat.langhans.com.pl>

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On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM, herbs<herbert.raimund@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi Daemons,
> I am stuck with a fresh installation, FreeBSD 7.2 with the usual X Server environment..
>
> Usually I invoke xorgconfig to set up the hardware I have, like mouse
> driver, monitor frequency, resolution and so on.
>
> The new X server 1.6.0 seems to have some sort of autoconfig. I compiled
> the /usr/ports/X11-wm/fluxbox - it installs the X Server with Fluxbox.
>
> Then I type startx.
>
> The twm windowmanager shows up, but accepts no input. Mousepointer
> stuck, no key input.
>
> I cannot even create a /etx/X11/xorg.conf file by invoking ./xorgconfig ..
>
> What am I doing wrong? Can anybody give me a hint in the right
> direction?
>
> Thanks!
> herb langhans
>

Herb,

1.  Get to a terminal (ctl-alt-F2 should get you there).

2.  Log in as root.

3.  Execute:    'Xorg -config'
     This command should probe your hardware and create a sample
xorg.conf file ("xorg.conf.new", I think) in root's home directory.

4.  Using your favorite console-based editor, edit the new xorg.conf.new file.
     In the "ServerLayout" section, add the following:
        Option     "AllowEmptyInput"    "false"

5.  Save the xorg.conf.new file to  /etc/X11/xorg.conf

6.   Make sure the following 2 lines are in /etc/rc.conf:
         hald_enable="YES"
         dbus_enable="YES"

7.  Reboot the computer and test X.

Best of luck,

Andrew



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