Luke Kearney wrote: > On Tue, 17 Aug 2004 01:31:30 -0700 > Jay O'Brien <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> spake thus: > > >>Initial 4.10 installation. Trying to configure XFree86. >>from /stand/sysinstall, select Configure | XFree86. >> >>I THINK I've tried every possible combination. I couldn't >>use the "Fully graphical XFree86 configuration tool" as >>the graphic was partially off-screen and the monitor was >>"out of range". I used the textmode tool and the shell- >>script tool, settling on the shell-script tool. After >>agreeing that it should write /etc/X11/XF86, and selecting >>a desktop to use, many different attempts all result in >>this error: >> >>"Error mounting /dev/acd0c on /dist: Input/output error (5)" >> >>And the next screen is: >> >>"An error occurred while adding the package(s) required by >>this desktop type. Please change installation media and/or >>select a different, perhaps simpler, desktop environment >>and try again." >> >>I don't find a /etc/X11/ directory, much less a XF86 file. >> >>Video card is ati XPERT 98, monitor is 1280x1024 LCD. >> >>A suggestion for what to try next? >> >>Jay O'Brien >>Rio Linda, CA USA > > > Yes, download and burn yourself another install disk or change the media > source in the install screen and then make it download the sources from > the internet. Sounds like you've got bad media rather than a config that > can't be done. > > HTH > > LukeK > Ok, I did as you suggested and I'm presently getting stuff via ftp. It looks like it will be downloading all day. I thought the ISO image CD would avoid this; what is all the stuff that is downloading? Isn't there a way to just replace the XF86 stuff that may be bad? Where are all these files going, and why do I need to download them all? Once this is done, will I have to do it all over again when I rebuild again from scratch, or is there a way, like on the CD, that I can store just those files I need? There's got to be a better way!
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