Hi, I am very new to this, and have just struggled through many occurrences of the same sort of thing.
During installation i had used the "third" xf86config option, which can also be run from the command line after installation. (This is the thing which asks questions about horizontal and vertical rates etc.) I could never get anything to work using this, but i really didnt know the answers to many of the questions. I came across an archived email that strongly recommended using the xf86cfg -textmode option. This worked perfectly for me the first time, and I have not had any of these "no screens" messages since. The xf86cfg -textmode is a screen based selection, and I felt it led me through in a much easier way. If you have already installed freeBSD, I think you can get into it by going through /stand/sysinstall then selecting XFree86 (configure XFree86 Server), then selecting the second option, xf86cfg -textmode I hope this helps a bit. Peter --- Sandbox Video Productions <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I type "startx" and i get this msg before it > terminates > > XFree86 Version 4.3.0 > Release Date: 27 February 2003 > X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6 > Build Operating System: FreeBSD 4.10 i386 [ELF] > Build Date: 29 April 2004 > Before reporting problems, check > http://www.XFree86.Org/ > to make sure that you have the latest version. > 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: Fri Jan > 1 00:57:41 1999 > (EE) Unable to locate/open config file > (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile() > > 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. > This can be found in the log file > "/var/log/XFree86.0.log". > Please report problems to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"