In need of some help :X-server

Paul Richards paul at
Sun Sep 3 23:24:49 BST 2000

John Toon wrote:
> Robin Gray wrote:
> >
> > Hi there,
> > Iam in need of some real help I have tried everything to load freebsd onto
> > my pc but the following keeps happenning I simply am at a loss about what to
> > do about it  so I really do hope someone out there can help me please
> >
> >  as a new user to unix I decided to go for Freebsd 4.1, but the problems I
> > am having are that x-server when finished configuring presents me with a
> > screen of white dots with a big x in the middle and I can nothing about it
> > apart from re-boot the machine.
> > I am at my wits end as I have been trying to configure the freebsd for many
> > weeks now and always the same thing.
> >
> > Can anybody help me?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Robin
> Can you move the mouse (the "X" cursor)?
> It almost sounds to me like you're describing starting X, but without
> any window manager, or even an xterm.

If this is during X configuration then it's also possible that you opted
to run xvidtune and because your virtual screen size is much larger than
the screen resolution xvidtune is actually off screen. Try moving the
mouse to the edges of the screen and see if it scrolls. If it does then
try this up and left and see if the xvidtune program appears.


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