Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step - BSD

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  1. Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Been running some OpenBSD for some time without X as FTP and webservers.

    I was going to try out OpenBSD as a desktop PC, and installed 3.7 on a
    seperate disk on my PC.

    But I can't get X to run correctly. After the install, I ran "startx" and X
    started without error allthough I could not use my mouse. Then ran
    xf86config3, and I totally messed up the configuration, so now I get a lot
    of errors trying to start X.

    The OpenBSD FAQ tells me to check and set machdep.allowaperture=2 in
    /etc/sysctl.conf because this is where the problem most likely is. But is is
    set as indicated.

    Tried XF86Setup, but it will not run at all.

    Searched the net, and found several ideas to try, but none of them worked
    out. Tried "superprobe" among other, but ... file not found.

    Actully, I am totally lost on how to get on with this... is it possible to
    find a step-by-step walkthrough on the Net, telling how to get X up and
    running?

    Regards, Lars.



  2. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step


    "Lars Bonnesen" wrote in message
    news:4336648d$0$84024$edfadb0f@dtext01.news.tele.d k...

    > But I can't get X to run correctly. After the install, I ran "startx" and
    > X started without error allthough I could not use my mouse. Then ran
    > xf86config3, and I totally messed up the configuration, so now I get a lot
    > of errors trying to start X.


    As an example, with my latest try:

    abc# startx

    Using wscons driver (version 3.32)
    XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
    (**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
    (**) XKB: disabled
    (**) XKB: keymap: "xfree86(us)" (overrides other XKB settings)
    (**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
    (**) Mouse: buttons: 3, Chorded middle button
    (**) SVGA: Graphics device ID: "aaa"
    (**) SVGA: Monitor ID: "aaa"
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1600x1200" needs hsync freq of 87.50 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1152x864" needs hsync freq of 89.62 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 91.15 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1600x1200" needs hsync freq of 93.75 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1600x1200" needs hsync freq of 105.77 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 107.16 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1800X1440" needs hsync freq of 96.15 kHz. Deleted.
    (--) SVGA: Mode "1800X1440" needs hsync freq of 104.52 kHz. Deleted.
    (**) FontPath set to
    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    (--) checkDevMem: using aperture driver /dev/xf86

    XFree86 Version 3.3.6a / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
    Release Date: xx November 2000
    If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
    than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
    problems. (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
    Operating System: OpenBSD 3.7 1
    Configured drivers:
    SVGA: server for SVGA graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 1):
    NV1, STG2000, RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2, RIVA ULTRA TNT2,
    RIVA VANTA, RIVA ULTRA VANTA, RIVA INTEGRATED, GeForce 256,
    GeForce DDR, Quadro, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 GTS (rev1),
    GeForce2 Ultra, Quadro 2 Pro, GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 MX DDR,
    Quadro 2 MXR, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00, wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c24,
    wd90c31, wd90c33, gvga, sis86c201, sis86c202, sis86c205, sis86c215,
    sis86c225, sis5597, sis5598, sis6326, sis530, sis620, sis300, sis630,
    sis540, tvga8200lx, tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl,
    tvga8900d, tvga9000, tvga9000i, tvga9100b, tvga9200cxr, tgui9400cxi,
    tgui9420, tgui9420dgi, tgui9430dgi, tgui9440agi, cyber9320, tgui9660,
    tgui9680, tgui9682, tgui9685, cyber9382, cyber9385, cyber9388,
    cyber9397, cyber9520, cyber9525, 3dimage975, 3dimage985, cyber9397dvd,
    blade3d, cyberblade, clgd5420, clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428,
    clgd5429, clgd5430, clgd5434, clgd5436, clgd5446, clgd5480, clgd5462,
    clgd5464, clgd5465, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225, clgd6235, clgd7541,
    clgd7542, clgd7543, clgd7548, clgd7555, clgd7556, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e,
    cpq_avga, oti067, oti077, oti087, oti037c, al2101, ali2228, ali2301,
    ali2302, ali2308, ali2401, cl6410, cl6412, cl6420, cl6440, video7, mx,
    realtek, AP6422, AT24, AT3D, s3_svga, p9100, spc8110, i740, i740_pci,
    generic
    (--) SVGA: PCI: NVidia Unknown chipset (0x0110) rev 178, Memory @
    0xe6000000, 0xe8000000
    (--) SVGA: chipset: GeForce2 MX
    (--) SVGA: videoram: 65408k
    (**) SVGA: Option "dac_8_bit"
    (**) SVGA: Using 8 bits per color component
    (**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 888
    (--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 350.000 MHz
    (**) SVGA: Mode "640x480": mode clock = 45.800
    (**) SVGA: Mode "800x600": mode clock = 69.650
    (**) SVGA: Mode "1024x768": mode clock = 115.500
    (**) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024": mode clock = 135.000
    (--) SVGA: Virtual resolution set to 1280x1024
    (--) SVGA: SpeedUp code selection modified because virtualX != 1024
    (--) SVGA: GeForce2 MX: Using hardware cursor
    (--) SVGA: Using XAA (XFree86 Acceleration Architecture)
    (--) SVGA: XAA: Solid filled rectangles
    (--) SVGA: XAA: Screen-to-screen copy
    (--) SVGA: XAA: 8x8 color expand pattern fill
    (--) SVGA: XAA: Using 10 128x128 areas for pixmap caching
    (--) SVGA: XAA: Caching tiles and stipples
    (--) SVGA: XAA: Horizontal and vertical lines and segments



    (Card is Asus V7100 (Geforce2))

    Regards, Lars.



  3. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step


    "Lars Bonnesen" wrote in message
    news:43367148$0$84029$edfadb0f@dtext01.news.tele.d k...
    >

    Ups... forgot the rest:

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages

    X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).



    Regards, Lars.



  4. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Lars Bonnesen wrote:

    > Tried XF86Setup, but it will not run at all.


    How about xorgconfig and /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

  5. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Lars Bonnesen meinte:


    > (Card is Asus V7100 (Geforce2))


    GF2 is supported by Xorg - man Xorg and as root.

    No Problems on my machine here.

    HTH

    FB

  6. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step


    "Dorian BŁttner" wrote in message
    news:dh6irj$aa9$01$1@news.t-online.com...
    > Lars Bonnesen wrote:
    >
    >> Tried XF86Setup, but it will not run at all.

    >
    > How about xorgconfig and /etc/X11/xorg.conf?


    Thank you Frank and Dorian...

    Real odd - have never stumbled over this way of configureing X...

    Well... did it, and I got X up and almost running. Well at least I got a
    grey screen with an X in the middle. Keyboard freezes, mouse out of order.
    Can't even do a ctrl-alt-backspace. Have to cold reboot.

    Then where to look for errors?

    Regards, Lars.



  7. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Lars Bonnesen wrote:

    > grey screen with an X in the middle. Keyboard freezes, mouse out of order.
    > Can't even do a ctrl-alt-backspace. Have to cold reboot.


    Can you log in to another cons and kill x? If not is it most likely that you
    misconfigured some hw, let's say the mouse protocol for example.

    >
    > Then where to look for errors?


    In the log.

  8. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step


    "Dorian BŁttner" skrev i en meddelelse
    news:dh75op$cuo$00$1@news.t-online.com...
    > Lars Bonnesen wrote:
    >
    >> grey screen with an X in the middle. Keyboard freezes, mouse out of
    >> order.
    >> Can't even do a ctrl-alt-backspace. Have to cold reboot.

    >
    > Can you log in to another cons and kill x? If not is it most likely that
    > you
    > misconfigured some hw, let's say the mouse protocol for example.


    Not from the same PC - havn't tried via the network and ssh.

    Regarding the mouse. During boot, it gets listed as a wsmouse. I indicate
    the mouse as such one (during xorgconfig) and accept the standard device.

    But my mouse is actually connected as a PS/2 port - from what I have read,
    wsmouse also supports this?

    Regards, Lars.



  9. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step


    Lars Bonnesen wrote:
    > Been running some OpenBSD for some time without X as FTP and webservers.
    >
    > I was going to try out OpenBSD as a desktop PC, and installed 3.7 on a
    > seperate disk on my PC.
    >
    > But I can't get X to run correctly. After the install, I ran "startx" and X
    > started without error allthough I could not use my mouse. Then ran
    > xf86config3, and I totally messed up the configuration, so now I get a lot
    > of errors trying to start X.


    you really don't want to be using the X v3 anything.

    > Tried XF86Setup, but it will not run at all.


    more info about the not at all would help a lot here.


  10. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Lars Bonnesen meinte:


    > But my mouse is actually connected as a PS/2 port - from what I have read,
    > wsmouse also supports this?


    That's right - PS/2=wsmouse.

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Identifier and driver

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "wsmouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wsmouse"

    FB

  11. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    Lars Bonnesen meinte:


    > Real odd - have never stumbled over this way of configureing X...
    >
    > Well... did it, and I got X up and almost running. Well at least I got a
    > grey screen with an X in the middle. Keyboard freezes,


    Install a Windowmanager, e.g. Windowmaker,
    then create the file ~/.xinitrc with:

    #
    xterm
    exec wmaker
    #

    save it => startx => Keyboard should work in xterm.

    HTH

    FB


  12. Re: Setting up X walkthrough step-by-step

    In article <1127760635.088425.69960@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.c om>, tedu wrote:
    >
    > Lars Bonnesen wrote:
    >> Been running some OpenBSD for some time without X as FTP and webservers.
    >>
    >> I was going to try out OpenBSD as a desktop PC, and installed 3.7 on a
    >> seperate disk on my PC.


    > you really don't want to be using the X v3 anything.


    Does v4 or X.org do anything sensible on the weird IBM Tridents yet?

    Although I've never managed to get those configured properly with
    anything but vi, no matter which operating system - or what year...

    Guess that shouldn't still be a problem on any _sensible_ desktop PC,
    though.


    --
    Mikko Nahkola
    #include
    #Not speaking for my employer. No warranty. YMMV.

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