On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Marcel Stangenberger wrote:

> Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 15:29:58 +0100 (CET)
> From: Marcel Stangenberger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Brent J. Ermlick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: Scott Mitchell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: XFree86 lockfile?
> 
> On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Brent J. Ermlick wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 02:52:22PM +0100, Marcel Stangenberger wrote:
> >     . . .
> > > i don't see what is wrong, a friend of mine just said the only solution is
> > > to reinstall the entire machine, but i don't really consider that to be an
> > > option.
> >
> > That doesn't make sense. What errors do you see in /var/log/XFree86.0.log?
> >
> 
> --
> XFree86 Version 4.2.1 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
> Release Date: 3 September 2002
>         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/)
> Build Operating System: FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE-p2 i386 [ELF]
> Module Loader present
> 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/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Jan  1 10:02:54 2003
> (EE) Unable to locate/open config file
> (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> 

Looks to me like XFree86 can't find its configuration file, which by 
default is in /etc/X11/XF86Config. This file needs to be generated by a 
configuration program.

You can either do this in /stand/sysinstall or by running 'xf86config' 
manually, which is my preferred method. Re-installing the box is certainly 
not necessary. I mean, this isn't Windows .... ;)

#  John Bleichert 
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