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Old 08-27-2002
New FreeBSD User....Xwindows Problem

Hi, would anybody kindly help me as I am new in FreeBSD 4.4 (downloaded iso image from and have installed it to an HP VEctra Pentium 1-166Mhz PC, have installled all the devices mouse,video card,monitor and some ports specifically to Xfree86 and all gnome related to "X" but when I type in "startX" to execute Xwindows it gives me the error "server kill" any possible scenarios or steps to take to rectify this.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-27-2002
Are you using XFree86 3.x or XFree86 4.x?

The configuration method is different between the two.
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Old 08-28-2002

I am using the XFree86 4, from FreeBSD 4.4 ISO image I downloaded.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-28-2002
Re: Auswipe

Originally posted by charlie499
I am using the XFree86 4, from FreeBSD 4.4 ISO image I downloaded.

Thanks in advance.

One of the big things is to get the proper video card selected for XFree86.

Check out this link from the FreeBSD Handbook. It contains the proper procedure to get XFree86 4.x setup:

The FreeBSD Handbook is an excellent resource and well written.
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