Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


New FreeBSD User....Xwindows Problem


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Special Forums UNIX Desktop Questions & Answers New FreeBSD User....Xwindows Problem
# 1  
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 FreeBSD.org) 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.
# 2  
Old 08-27-2002
Are you using XFree86 3.x or XFree86 4.x?

The configuration method is different between the two.
# 3  
Old 08-28-2002
Auswipe

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

Thanks in advance.
# 4  
Old 08-28-2002
Re: Auswipe

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

Thanks in advance.
Okidokie.

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:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO.../x-config.html

The FreeBSD Handbook is an excellent resource and well written.

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #884
Difficulty: Easy
A backdoor in a computer system, a cryptosystem or an algorithm, is any secret method of bypassing normal authentication or security controls.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

FreeBSD new user login script

I am a beginner programmer and would like to know where to start to modify the login process so that a user can login as username new password new and have it prompt user for username and password and nothing else and then create said user account on the system so they can ssh back in and login... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: deshi
9 Replies

2. Solaris

Solaris: Blade 150 - XWINDOWS Problem

Hi, I have a Solaris 8.0 BLADE 150 machine. I have an onboard graphics alongwith an addon XVR500 graphics card. Now, when I use the motherboard graphics, I am not able to login to the XWINDOWS terminal, instead it stays on the console. But, if I insert the monitor cable to the XVR500 port,... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: angshuman_ag
2 Replies

3. BSD

Xwindows Problem OPenBSD 4.6

Hi, I have OPENBSD 4.6 installed as a VM in Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 9.10 machine. Problem is that the XWindows will not start when I boot my OPENBSD VM. I am new to OPENBSD. How do I fix this problem? (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: mojoman
5 Replies

4. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Problem with permissions FreeBSD

See below: root#host:/home>ls -la | grep mirus drwxr-xr-x 31 mirus staff 2048 Dec 30 11:01 mirus root#host:/home>su mirus su: /home/mirus/.bashrc: Permission denied mirus#host:/usr/home>id uid=1227(mirus) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff) mirus#host:/usr/home>cd ~/ su: cd:... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: mirusnet
3 Replies

5. BSD

New FreeBSD user!

Hey guys, I've just switched from Gentoo GNU/Linux, the distro I learnt Linux with, to FreeBSD. A couple of things have thrown me, one, not surprisingly is the "base system" .I've read up on this, and its not to difficult to grasp, but I have some questions about it: When I sync my Ports... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: 0ctav1an
1 Replies

6. BSD

Having problem with FreeBSD 5.3

I just download the FreeBSD 5.3 i386 iso files. And I have a problem now, I can't copy the 5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso to the cd, I try a lot of times, even change lots of blank cd to try but still cannot. But I can copy the other three iso files, i.e. 5.3-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso,... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: GarbageKing
4 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

FreeBSD problem

I recently installed FreeBSD on my Dell Inspiron 1100 and it works fine. The problem is that I dont know how to connect it to the internet. I have a Linksys Wireless B Network Adapter but if I cant use that, I can use my internal 10/100 Ethernet card. I also use a Linksys Wireless B & G router. ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Mincuslcd
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

freebsd auto login user at boot / i'm stuck

I run freebsd 4.8 and try to find the way or 'a' way to log in a certain user i created automaticaly at pc boot. I have searched the net, the manuals, but found nothing... could anyone please get me going by showing me an example or what file(s) i need to take a look at. i am not working... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: termiEEE
6 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

FreeBSD 4.6 Video Settings for Xwindows

I have set-up FreeBSD on an HP Vectra Intel Based PC, now when I go to /stand/sysinstall and "do a post installation configuration" and try to set-up the XFree86 server under Video card the model of my card does not exist. My video card model is SiS 6205 but FreeBSD supports or listed only 5205. I... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: charlie499
5 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Xwindows will not start with FreeBSD 4.2

I have tried to start X windonws using the startx command. It fails. the error message I receive is: warning: 'fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/font/local". Entry deleted from font path (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local) xf86Openconsole: KDEABOP... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: wanderer00
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos