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My production servers were all upgraded via sysupgrade(8). On a small test server, the /usr partition was 1GB and needed to be larger, so before upgrade I needed to combine /usr with /usr/local in a single partition first, as they were consecutive partitions. This meant a) booting into single-user, b) backing up /usr/local, c) deleting the /usr/local partition, d) increasing the size of the /usr partition, e) using growfs(1), f) restoring /usr/local, and g) editing fstab(5).

After all that, I couldn't use sysupgrade(), as the /home partition was too small.
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Sysupgrade to 6.6 worked, as I wrote earlier, but I am having a problem using Xfce. Screen freezes after a few minutes of use, cursor still moves but nothing reacts - I can’t open, close or move anything.

As long as I can see the screen I can still switch to console and CLI works, including shutting down. If the screen goes blank, which it sometimes does after a few minutes, then I’m stuck doing a hard shutdown.

If I sign in instead with the default fvwm, I am not getting freezes.

I see there is lots to look into between Xorg and Xfce, with my strongest suspicion at the moment a setting to add to an xorg conf file (10-radeon...conf, not at my computer right now) or something to do with the addition of screensaver to the latest Xfce... but I still need to dig into log and error files, and man xorg.conf, and readmes, and xfce documentation, and internet searches. I might be at this for awhile.

I’ll report back what I find, but I would be interested to hear if anyone else runs into a similar Xfce problem after upgrading to or installing 6.6.

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Disclaimer: I'm not an Xfce-user

Your screen problem might be related to that new screensaver function:
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=157149480408910&w=2

See also:
https://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/tree/COMPOSITOR#n114
and the package readme as mentioned in the message on misc@
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Disclaimer: I'm not an Xfce-user

Your screen problem might be related to that new screensaver function:
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=157149480408910&w=2

See also:
https://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/tree/COMPOSITOR#n114
and the package readme as mentioned in the message on misc@
After a couple of hours of use with many applications running, this looks like it's working for me (from the xfce Compositing manager notes linked above):

Code:
$ xfwm4 --replace --vblank=off &
Thanks, fvgit. I had already seen the marc.info post and xfce compositor notes but didn't think it applied since I wasn't seeing the symptom described (flickering.) I was getting screen freezes.

I tried the above only after trying a couple of other things (disabling hardware acceleration [EDIT: and DRI] in a couple of xorg.conf.d files and internet browsers; playing around screensaver settings but not trying to disable it) that didn't fix the problem.

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My production servers were all upgraded via sysupgrade(8).
Is that servers for your work? What they are doing/serving?
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These are personal servers. My $DAYJOB does not involve OpenBSD.

At the moment, the servers consist of a pair of firewalls using carp(4), two mail servers (a VPS for bastion, and a local server). The test server acted as a QA server for a production Wordpress VPS that has been mothballed. I am keeping the QA server up-to-date just in the event of a future production relaunch.
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Ah ok, thanks you for the answers jggimi.
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After a couple of hours of use with many applications running, this looks like it's working for me (from the xfce Compositing manager notes linked above):

Code:
$ xfwm4 --replace --vblank=off &
Shortly after I wrote the above, I got another screen freeze.

After more reading and trial and error (and error, and error), the only way I've found to stop this is to turn off compositing.

Next: get Catfish working...

TKS
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