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Old 10-05-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Question Please, Need Help with configuring xorg/X11


I'm new to FreeBSD and this is my second attempt at installing it. Just like last time, I have no problem with the base installation, that goes smoothly. Then my next step was to install x11:
# pkg install xorg
The xorg installation goes smoothly as well.
after the installation when I try '# startx' I get error messages and cannot connect to the X Server. Here is the output:

root@Alderaan:~# startx
xauth: file /root/.serverauth.945 does not exist

X.Org X Server 1.18.4
Release Date: 2016-07-19
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: FreeBSD Alderaan.System 11.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE #0 r321309: Fri Jul 21 02:08:28 UTC 2017
/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
Build Date: 03 October 2017 09:22:31AM

Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
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Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Oct 5 20:40:58 2017
(==) Using default built-in configuration (39 lines)
scfb trace: probe start
scfb trace: probe done
Fatal server error:
(EE) Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
for help
(EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
(EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error

I have tried manual configuration but I feel like I'm missing something, xorg still doesn't work, it seems like the system is not detecting the screen. I have a laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C55t-B5230. I am having a hard time finding any information about the screen/monitor besides size and resolution. I need to know what else I need to do to get xorg running so I can use a GUI as well as the CL. Any help is much appreciated.

Thank you,
Old 10-07-2017, 05:29 AM   #2
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If I remember, 'X' won't start as the root user, try starting it as a normal user.

You might find this useful.

Last edited by fatmac; 10-07-2017 at 05:31 AM.
Old 10-07-2017, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for tip, Ill give it a shot and let u know how it goes.

p.s. would it be helpful if I posted a copy of the log file?p
Old 10-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #4
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Also, an xorg.conf is not needed any longer although won't hurt anything at this point. A better way is to create individual config files under /usr/local/etc/X/xorg.conf.d.

I think I got that path correct...


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