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Re: XFree86 with nVidia GeForce 8400 GS

You need to install following packages in order to use Xorg properly:

modular-xorg-server-1.4.2 Modular X11 server from modular
xinit-1.1.0nb1      X init program
xf86-input-keyboard-1.3.1nb1 Modular Xorg keyboard driver
xf86-input-mouse-1.3.0nb1 Modular Xorg mouse driver
xf86-video-vesa-2.0.0nb1 Modular Xorg VESA video driver >>> Modular Xorg Vesa works too, and much more stable.
xf86-video-nv-2.1.12nb1 Modular Xorg NVIDIA video driver
font-alias-1.0.1    Standard aliases for X11 PCF fonts
font-cursor-misc-1.0.0 Standard X11 cursors in PCF format
font-misc-misc-1.0.0 Standard X11 "fixed" PCF font
vera-ttf-1.10nb4 Bitstream Vera TrueType fonts >>> This is optional. It could be better to install True Type fonts as you wish.

Thanks for your assistance Cem.

Installing those packages allowed me to remove the lines I'd inserted into xorg.conf which referred to fonts in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts, except for this one:

        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"

If that was replaced with:

        FontPath     "/usr/pkg/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"

Xorg aborted with this error:

(**) Keyboard0: CustomKeycodes disabled
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
Could not init font path element /usr/pkg/lib/X11/fonts/misc/, removing from lis

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

So I wonder what I've done wrong there?

I ended up using 'pkg_delete -f Xfixes-2.0.1nb4' and then installed libXfixes-4.0.3. I've forgotten which program needed it now, possibly startkde, but I had to create this link:

/usr/pkg/lib/ -> /usr/pkg/lib/

So far at least that solution is holding up.

I also replaced this link:

/usr/X11R6/bin/X -> /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86

with this:

/usr/X11R6/bin/X -> /usr/pkg/bin/Xorg

put 'startkde' in ~/.xinitrc then run startx.

Is that the recommended way to use the modular Xorg server instead of XFree86 and to start the kde environment?


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