Xfce XFCE4 a no show

dirkme

New Member

Reaction score: 4
Messages: 12

Hi there,

I followed some videos and the manual at section 5.7 Desktop Environments, nothing works.

I tried to create xsession or xinitrc following the instruction, not working either.

Where on root should either file sit?

And xorg always quits and never shows. Sorry guys, but I have to go to a different room to get this written on the forum. My computer is in a different room, so I wouldn't know how to post the out put of any log file as I have no browser working on my FreeBSD terminal.

Bottom message after trying to start startx is (bad display name) I liked the name but.... OK no fun anymore, this reminds me on linux in the 90s.

How come there is not a single solution working to get XFCE running? If i were the only one, OK, but when i google around there are many.

Update: I installed the X86 Intel driver and have now as root 3 xterm windows and as user i get to have a black screen
 

Trihexagonal

Son of Beastie

Reaction score: 2,496
Messages: 3,057

I followed some videos and the manual at section 5.7 Desktop Environments, nothing works.

I tried to create xsession or xinitrc following the instruction, not working either.

Where on root should either file sit?

/usr/home/dirkme

The .xinitrc file doesn't go in the /root directory, it goes in your user directory.

The relative portion of Section 5.7 of the Handbook gives the example:

Unlike GNOME or KDE, Xfce does not provide its own login manager. In order to start Xfce from the command line by typing startx, first add its entry to ~/.xinitrc:
% echo "exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4 --with-ck-launch" > ~/.xinitrc
 

tobik@

Daemon
Developer

Reaction score: 1,432
Messages: 1,909

I wouldn't know how to post the out put of any log file as I have no browser working on my FreeBSD terminal.
misc/pastebinit can post files to Pastebin services from the command line. It'll post a short URL that should be easy to take with you to your other computer.

Bottom message after trying to start startx is (bad display name)
Do you have dbus_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf?
 

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Reaction score: 13,898
Messages: 40,623

How come there is not a single solution working to get XFCE running? If i were the only one, OK, but when i google around there are many.
When you go to a bakery everybody inside will be ordering bread. If you go to a butcher everyone inside will be ordering meat. You won't find many people ordering bread at a butcher. If you google for a certain problem the only hits you'll get are problems. Also note that on a support forum you're bound to only see problems. People that don't have problems and have everything working tend not to post to support forums.
 
OP
D

dirkme

New Member

Reaction score: 4
Messages: 12

/usr/home/dirkme

The .xinitrc file doesn't go in the /root directory, it goes in your user directory.

The relative portion of Section 5.7 of the Handbook gives the example:

Just changed the hard drive to keep my FreeBSD install, right now I am on TrueOS, but will change the HDD again to try the xsession into the user directory. Might take some hours before I get to it. Will post my progress, thank you all willing to help.
 
OP
D

dirkme

New Member

Reaction score: 4
Messages: 12

Just an information, don't know what to make of it.

GhostBSD 10.3 was installed, ran fine first system wide update and it broke, same happened to TrueOS.

So, in my humbled opinion, something in 10.3 updates is crashing the video (xorg) output.
 

RedPhoenix

Well-Known Member

Reaction score: 66
Messages: 269

Just an information, don't know what to make of it.

GhostBSD 10.3 was installed, ran fine first system wide update and it broke, same happened to TrueOS.

So, in my humbled opinion, something in 10.3 updates is crashing the video (xorg) output.
Hmm..... Might be something in Xorg..... :3 Here's mine..... :3 Make a backup of your current Config, and try it!..... :D (Note how I use the SCFB Driver, though it's just to test out and fix your issue) :D

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/TTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/OTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/Type1/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/100dpi/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "auto"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
   ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultRefresh"         # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen"    # [<bool>]
   Identifier  "Card0"
   Driver      "scfb"
   BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     1
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     4
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     8
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     15
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     16
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection
 
OP
D

dirkme

New Member

Reaction score: 4
Messages: 12

Hmm..... Might be something in Xorg..... :3 Here's mine..... :3 Make a backup of your current Config, and try it!..... :D (Note how I use the SCFB Driver, though it's just to test out and fix your issue) :D

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/TTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/OTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/Type1/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/100dpi/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "auto"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
   ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultRefresh"         # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen"    # [<bool>]
   Identifier  "Card0"
   Driver      "scfb"
   BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     1
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     4
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     8
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     15
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     16
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
       Viewport   0 0
       Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

I might just go for FreeBSD 11.1 and test my success with it, but thank you very much for your help.
 
Top