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Old 25th July 2012
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Default X11 won't start.

I've installed OBSD on my old PPC emac, however X won't start. Running startx brings up a blank screen and I can't back out of it, the same happens with startkde. Running Xorg -configure starts to generate a .conf file but then hangs. Any ideas?
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Old 25th July 2012
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Any ideas?
Welcome!
  • You have not disclosed which version of OpenBSD was installed.
  • Were all five filesets for X installed?
Without knowing any other information, my recommendation would be to install a snapshot of -current (which as of today is very close to what will ship in November as OpenBSD 5.2...) to see if the latest codebase resolves the problems you are experiencing.
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Old 25th July 2012
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Thanks for the welcoming. My apologies for the lack of info.

It is OpenBSD 5.1 and yes, I'm pretty sure all the sets were installed. To be on the safeside, can I reinstall them from the CD?
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Old 26th July 2012
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...can I reinstall them from the CD?
Section 4.11 of the FAQ discusses the steps needed to install filesets after installation. Again, I would recommend installing a snapshot of -current which can be found at any OpenBSD mirror site.
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Old 26th July 2012
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Again, I would recommend installing a snapshot of -current which can be found at any OpenBSD mirror site.
Ahh, thank you very much. If I can't get it working I'll try the snapshot. It would be a shame if I couldn't get it working.
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Hi abtekk !
Similar issue .. 5.0 didn't bring X on iMac .. then after upgrading to 5.1 current it worked .. but again I've lost it after a recent 5.1 upgrade .. since then I was working without X until I upgraded to 5.2 today .. but still X doesn't work .. :-) .. hence this thread
http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7326
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Similar issue ..
It is only similar because similar hardware is involved. The root causes are most likely not the same.

daemonfowl, yet again you are taking the opportunity to change the subject from discussing abtekk's issue to discussing your own. This isn't helping; this is confusing. You are hijacking discussion yet again. Stop it.
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...Any ideas?
Examine /var/log/xorg.0.log -- it will show any automated configuration decisions made by the server, application of your xorg.conf (if you have one), errors and warnings. It can be helpful to review, as you can build an xorg.conf (if you need one) from the automated decisions shown.

X -configure may produce an xorg.conf.new file even on failure.
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Unhappy I don't know if this might help

In /etc/rc.conf make sure You have this:
pkg_scripts=dbus_daemon




http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7297
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In /etc/rc.conf make sure You have this:
pkg_scripts=dbus_daemon
Per rc.conf(8) (color added):
Code:
 It is advisable to leave rc.conf untouched, and instead create and edit a
     new rc.conf.local file.  Variables set in this file will override
     variables previously set in rc.conf.
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Thank you for trying to help, barti.
  1. This may not solve the problem -- abtekk is a KDE user, you are referring to a Gnome issue. And, we don't know enough from the information posted here to know if the problem is KDE related. We don't know, for example, if "startx" had been run with the system default xinitrc or not.
  2. Best practice is to always use /etc/rc.conf.local rather than editing /etc/rc.conf -- rc.conf(5) says:
Code:
     It is advisable to leave rc.conf untouched, and instead create and edit a
     new rc.conf.local file.  Variables set in this file will override
     variables previously set in rc.conf.
Please be aware that the OpenBSD install script will create the /etc/rc.conf.local file if the admin answers any questions that require rc.conf changes. Later changes made to /etc/rc.conf variables that also happen to be in /etc/rc.conf.local will not take affect.
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Do you know which graphics card your eMac has? Wikipedia shows one variant with an nvidia card.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMac#Specifications

I certainly suspect that it's a driver issue, but I won't know unless I see a log from X. There was an update in the radeon driver from 5.0 to 5.1, which may have affected something with the PPC build.
Quote:
2012/03/04 - return of the xf86-video-ati update
The radeon(4) driver has been re-updated to version 6.14.3, but it's not selected by auto-configuration code. The radeonold(4) driver is providing a frozen version of the last working driver, until all issues in the new driver are fixed.
Users with cards needing the new driver should create an xorg.conf(5) file containing just

Section "Device"
Identifier "RadeonCard"
Driver "radeon"
EndSection

Or merge this section in their existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
The radeonhd driver is now deprecated. Users of this this driver should update their /etc/X11/xorg.conf file by replacing

Driver "radeonhd"

with

Driver "radeon"
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