#1058 closed System Defect (fixed)

X won't start after 10.0 rel fresh install (used to work 9.0-10.0rc)

Reported by: vtm Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 10.0-RELEASE
Keywords: agp 10.0 X lxde Cc: trac-bugs@…


Thinkpad X201

agp0: <Intel Ironlake (M) SVGA controller> on vgapci0
agp0: aperture size is 256M, detected 32764k stolen memory

installPackages=pcbsd-base pcbsd-meta-development pcbsd-meta-development-vcs pcbsd-meta-development-web pcbsd-meta-handheld pcbsd-meta-lxde

After install the system entered a loop 'starting X'.
When I failed to find a logged error mesg under /var I upgraded to p4 using freebsd-update and pc-updatemanager.

As a result the system now boots without (trying to) start X.

X used to work since 9.0, albeit not with lxde.
Any hint how to narrow this down? Or do I have to reinstall(or modify the system to) using a different window manager?

Would love to attach files but am typing into my cellphone as my laptop is obviously out of order.

If more information is needed let me know as I'll be glad to provide it. Currently just stuck without error log! Thanks.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by vtm

Sorry forgot to mention why I opened a bug ticket instead of posting to a mailing list:
From the first boot after installing onwards the system runs into a load of 1, because a sh process appears to hang, altering states allpro/piperd/wait.
It is /bin/sh /usr/local/sbin/PCDMd

comment:2 Changed 13 months ago by vtm

Terminating the script and running it in verbose mode (-x) revealed that both xauth and xinit binaries cannot be found.
As both are not installed the bug appears to be that the lxde meta package does not include X.
Now as there have been numerous changes in the way software is to be installed please advise which tool to use for getting X installed. Thanks.

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by kris

This sounds more like a bad media issue... We install LXDE here by itself all the time and it includes X just fine.

Have you done a checksum of the ISO / DVD media? You can also try re-installing "pcbsd-base" on the system and that should pull back down the xorg bits.

comment:4 Changed 13 months ago by vtm

That's odd. Pkg check -s seconds your assumption as there appear to be half a dozen mismatches.
There were no errors during downloading,dd-ing or installing the image, though. The latter is gone with the 10rc version I installed over.
So no bug. Sorry my fault :/
And pkg is to be used now? E.g. pkg install pcbsd-base ?

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by vtm

That does not help. Will redo the whole process, starting with a different usb stick.
Btw: I browsed though the install log and there were no errors.
You may reject/close this ticket. Thank you for pointing to the right direction.

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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