Black screen when configure Xorg

Simone Dalmasso simone.dalmasso at
Thu Nov 19 02:49:34 PST 2009

I've recompiled the xorg server with the path to fonts (/usr/share/fonts/X11
for my case) and reinstalled the two drivers.
The Xorg still not create the and the screen remains black.
The log is changed and don't reports any errors. Here attached the log.

2009/11/19 Simon Geard <delgarde at>

> On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 17:02 -0600, krendoshazin at wrote:
> > I see several problems here: first it can't find your fonts, you've
> > either not compiled them or they're in a different directory. If
> > they're in a different directory and you wish to keep them there,
> > then you can use `--with-fontdir=FONTDIR' when compiling xorg-
> > server and substitute FONTDIR for your desired path - such as
> > /usr/share/fonts, etc. If you haven't compiled them, then the
> > solution is quite simple.
> I don't think the fonts are an issue, as I get a similar set on a
> working desktop - they're just a set of hardcoded paths Xorg looks in,
> which may or may not exist. Xorg comes with a lot of font options that
> most people won't use on a modern desktop...
> One possible exception though - "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/". From memory,
> there's just one or two fonts which are absolutely required - I think
> the packages font-cursor-misc and font-misc-misc. If you've not done so,
> I'd suggest installing those...
> >   It also can't find a driver for the mouse and keyboard, make sure
> > that you grab these from the driver list and compile them. The files
> > you need are xf86-input-keyboard-1.4.0 and xf86-input-mouse-1.5.0.
> >
> Yeah, not having input drivers probably isn't helping. Although, are
> those drivers correct for VMWare? Or does it need special input drivers?
> I see there's a VMWare mouse driver on the Xorg ftp site...
> Simon.
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