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Old 30th December 2017
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Originally Posted by philo_neo71 View Post
I redid an installation of OpenBSD,
I do not dare to do startx because it will crash
My laptop is a lenovo SL510.
From your dmesg:
cpu0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 2.80 GHz
real mem = 3048439808 (2907MB)
avail mem = 2975920128 (2838MB)
There is a better architecture choice. Your CPU is 64-bit capable, but you installed OpenBSD/i386. OpenBSD/i386 is 32-bit. OpenBSD/i386 is limited to 3GB of RAM. OpenBSD/i368 has far fewer CPU registers available, making programs less efficient than the same programs on 64-bit systems. 32-bit memory movements use half the memory bus, also impacting processing efficiency.

My first recommendation: use OpenBSD/amd64.

acpivideo0 at acpi0: VGA_
acpivideo1 at acpi0: GFX0
If I'm reading this correctly, this appears to be a Hybrid Video system, with both Intel and NVIDIA graphics cards. OpenBSD does not support Hybrid Video.

My second recommendation: Issue the command $ startx. Allow X to fail and return to a shell prompt. Obtain and post a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log. This will help us determine what X is seeing. If the system actually crashes, reboot and let the system run fsck(8) automatically, then obtain this log file.
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