On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 02:30 PM, Scott A. Moberly wrote:

My two cents in here real quick, what does:

pkg_info | fgrep XFree86


pkg_info | fgrep XFree86
XFree86-libraries-4.2.1_6 XFree86-4 include/(shared) library kit
imake-4.2.0_1       Imake and other utilities from XFree86
First of all you probably need to install:

XFree86-fontDefaultBitmaps-4.2.0 XFree86-4 default bitmap fonts

to deal with the explicit problem on your X startup.

Though this may not work as you also want the following packages:

XFree86-Server-4.2.1_7 XFree86-4 X server and related programs
XFree86-clients-4.2.1_2 XFree86-4 Client environments
XFree86-font100dpi-4.2.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 100 dpi fonts
XFree86-font75dpi-4.2.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 75 dpi fonts
XFree86-fontEncodings-4.2.0 XFree86-4 font encoding files
XFree86-fontScalable-4.2.0 XFree86-4 Scalable font files
wrapper-1.0_2 Wrapper for XFree86-4 server
freetype2-2.1.3_1 A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine

Some aren't strictly necessary, but...

If you are in a rush you could install these one by one (starting with
default fonts) until you are up and running

otherwise make install clean deinstall everything you 'think' you have and
start from scratch.
Okay, well I've made some progress, but still can't get gdm/gnome running with 2.2.

I've fixed my XFree86 install, and I have 4.2.1 running. All of the ports mentioned above are installed. I am able to run xf86cfg graphically and configure, and I can run X using startx, which loads fine.

However, when I do:

sudo /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/gdm.sh start

I get:

Feb 13 01:28:56 lilbuddy gdm[15381]: Failed to start the display server several times in a short time period; disabling display :0

So, my problems seem to be specifically with gnome 2.2. I was running gnome 2.0 with no problems before doing a portupgrade -ra and getting the new gnome 2.2 stuff installed. I did have a fairly goofy XFree86 install, granted, but it ran.

In any case, my /var/log/:0.log and /var/log/XFree86.0.log show no errors. gdm just isn't starting up. Where can I look for clues? I've tried installing /usr/ports/x11/gnome2 again just to make sure nothing is missing, but it says everything is found. Perhaps I should cvs and portupgrade? I'm stuck...

Mark Edwards
San Francisco, CA

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