blfssvn-20090928 Problems installing Xorg 7.4

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Oct 19 23:09:40 PDT 2009

Trent Shea wrote:
> On Monday 19 October 2009 13:05:27 Guy Dalziel wrote:
>> Thank you, Trent. The problem, however, isn't really the black screen
>> itself,

> I trimmed too much when I quoted - my bad. '-retro' does more than just 
> change the background, though.
> A snippet from the Xorg man page:
> Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
>      Immediately  kills  the  server -- no questions asked.  
> This is disabled by default.  It can be enabled with the -retro 
> command line flag or by setting the DontZap xorg.conf(5) file 
> option to a FALSE value

Excellent find.  I do believe we need to update the configuration page to specify

X -retro -config ~/

And explain that we are using the -retro option to give the C-A-BS capability 
and gray background for testing purposes.

   -- Bruce

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