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Xorg log for VBoxVGA as graphic adapter
I have a virtualbox VM with FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p4 as guest on a Windows machine (VirtualBox 6.1.18 r142142). After updating to virtualbox-ose-additions-6.1.18 (latest repo, all packages are up to date), I got a blank screen instead of Lxde. I normally use the VBoxVGA as graphic adapter but tried VMSVGA as well (with the proper driver installed): same result.
See the provided log.
Initially, I experienced the same problem. and I took also part on said Forums thread (user obsigna).
After some trials & errors, I got it to work. I vaguely remembered that some weeks ago I read somewhere, that it is important to orderly finish the desktop session before deleting the old and installing the new virtualbox-ose-additions. I cannot find this anymore, but I am sure that I did not dream reading it. Anyway this worked out. I started with an almost identical snapshot, which had still the old additions installed. In order to be really on the narrow road of said hint, I did the following:
1. deactivate the vbox entries in /etc/rc.conf
2. restart into the GNOME desktop
3. delete the old additions
4. restart into the GNOME desktop again
5. install the new addions and activate the vbox entries in /etc/rc.conf
6. restart into the GNOME desktop again, now with new additions
Now everything is working fine. Most probably, step 4 was not necessary. But so what, its done and everything is working now.
This trick doesn't work for me.
Looking at /var/log/messages, I found: "console-kit-daemon: WARNING: Error waiting for native console 9 activation: Inappropriate ioctl for device"
If it can help...
>> … killed Xorg
> The problem is not so broad.
> * what do LXDE and Plasma have in common?
The KDE Quick start at <https://community.kde.org/FreeBSD/Setup#Quick_start> is updated with reference to this bug.
I just found that the problem is related to full screen mode. If I exit from full screen and reboot, LXDE works.
Then, I can reenter in full screen mode without problems. I can even reboot, it still works (although the resolution is 1920x1020 instead of 1920x1080). But, if I power off the VM and start it, I get again a black screen.
(In reply to Emrion from comment #4)
> … black screen …
Today's <https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/80860/> is:
> Spun off from posts by other users under
> (after the original issue was solved).
Emrion, please join me in the new topic. Thanks.