> Although it really looks like hardware, you can also do this to be 100%
> sure it isn't software related:
> (1) Had you used that computer before you have installed FreeBSD? It
> would be a nice idea to post here the output of your 'dmesg'
> or /var/log/messages.
Yes it was running XP - will post output once I finalise this car sale and
have a spare moment. :)
> (2) Have you tried to run a small script as Matthias proposed?
Not yet - am reading up on how to run a script :)
> (3) Are you sure your ports are up-to-date? If in doubt, install
> ports-mgmt/portupgrade and run
> # portversion -v -L =
To cut a long scary story short sort of. I've actually reinstalled 6.2, 4
times as I seem to have so many little things missing I wasn't sure if it
was me or the install. So upgrading ports always eneded up crashing.
Anyway first few times went the full install, final time went with as just a
user install without X. After that i installed X and then KDE from the
ports collection. Attempted a 7.2 upgrade thinking that might help a few
problems and in a word - nightmare. A week later after finally getting past
the libxfct step the actual upgrade crashed as it couldn't seem to create
the xorg-libraries 7.2 directory. So I just decided to ignore it for a
while. But aside from xorg - everything else is up to date.
> (4) If yes, as of "how to check X without KDE", do the following:
> (a) run 'xinit' without ~/.xinitrc file to avoid starting KDE and
> or any other window manager; (once you start it, you can go back
> by 'exit' or Ctrl+Alt+Backspace; please note that you must put the
> mouse over the window in order to move focus on it);
> (b) check if there are warning -- (WW) -- or other suspicious messages
> in /var/log/Xorg.0.log;
> (c) while in pure xinit session, run Firefox or other application that
> is not KDE/Qt related;
> (d) run Opera, Skype or similar app that is Qt- but not KDE-related;
> (e) run KDE applications (Konqueror, KMail, etc.)
> and report one by one what happened, from (1) to (4e). Maybe it helps
> to isolate the problem, besides hardware tests :)
Will try the above this arvo when i do the rest.
Thanks heaps :)
> Nikola Lečić
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