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Re: troubleshooting X

On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 03:24:13PM -0600, Larson, Timothy E. wrote:
> I'm looking for a good guide to troubleshooting X problems.  Anybody know of 
> one?  
> Background: I had a nicely working setup I'd planned for my kids to use.
> Then I had need for a Windows system, and that was the only box available
> to retask.  Now I've set it up with NetBSD again, but X is not working
> right this time.  All the characters in gdm are empty squares, and the

This points to missing fonts, or incorrect font paths.

> pointer (I've tried two mice) is frozen.  Other than making Xorg suid so
> it could log, I don't remember doing anything unusual last time to get it
> to work.

You shouldn't ever need to make it SUID -- and log where?  Logging takes
place to:


Can you put this file somewhere?

-- Thomas Adam

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