Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #1850 - 3 msgs

ed joyce edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 24 00:51:51 BST 2005


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The problem with getting X-Windows working on FreeBSD is that you have to follow through a lot of choices and any one that you get wrong stops X-Windows firing up. It took a lot of times to get X-Windows going - although 5.3 seems to do a lot of the work for you now - and I ultimately got it working by pure trial and error. If you are still trying to do it e-mail me at edwardtjoyce at gmail.com and I will guide you through how to do it.
Ed Joyce

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Today's Topics:

1. virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (karl crossman)
2. Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (Jon Mercer)
3. Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (Dominic Marks)

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Message: 1
From: "karl crossman" 
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 08:42:44 +0000

I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and 
can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon 
that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the only 
option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X 
windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)

Help hekp newbie virgin needs help



Karl




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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 09:45:42 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3
From: "Jon Mercer" 
To: "karl crossman" 
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org

You might like to provide a little more info about what you have done so
far to get X working.

Have you installed Xorg, a window manager, and run xorgcfg to configure it?

Cheers,

Jon


On Fri, May 13, 2005 9:42, karl crossman said:
> I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and
> can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon
> that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the
> only
> option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X
> windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)
>
> Help hekp newbie virgin needs help
>
>
>
> Karl
>
>
>
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Message: 3
From: Dominic Marks 
Organization: GoodforBusiness.co.uk
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:31:33 +0100

On Friday 13 May 2005 09:42, karl crossman wrote:
> I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and
> can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon
> that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the only
> option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X
> windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)
>
> Help hekp newbie virgin needs help
>

You will have to choose what parts to install, and then install them. If you 
are new to FreeBSD I suggest you install Xorg and KDE3.4 as it is in my 
opinion the best, full featured graphical interface.

http://www.uk.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html

Will explain how to do everything.

>
> Karl
>
>
>
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HTH,
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Dominic
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I.T. Services for SMEs in the UK.



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<DIV>The problem with getting X-Windows working on FreeBSD is that you have to follow through a lot of choices and any one that you get wrong stops X-Windows&nbsp;firing up. It took a lot of times to get&nbsp;X-Windows&nbsp;going - although 5.3 seems to do a lot of the work for you&nbsp;now - and I ultimately got it working by pure trial and error. If you are still trying to do it e-mail me at <A href="mailto:edwardtjoyce at gmail.com">edwardtjoyce at gmail.com</A> and I will guide you through how to do it.</DIV>
<DIV>Ed Joyce<BR><BR><B><I>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org</I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Send Freebsd-users mailing list submissions to<BR>freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to<BR>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>You can reach the person managing the list at<BR>freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific<BR>than "Re: Contents of Freebsd-users digest..."<BR><BR><BR>Today's Topics:<BR><BR>1. virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (karl crossman)<BR>2. Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (Jon Mercer)<BR>3. Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3 (Dominic Marks)<BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 1<BR>From: "karl crossman"
 <KARLCROSSMAN at HOTMAIL.COM><BR>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR>Subject: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3<BR>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 08:42:44 +0000<BR><BR>I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and <BR>can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon <BR>that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the only <BR>option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X <BR>windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)<BR><BR>Help hekp newbie virgin needs help<BR><BR><BR><BR>Karl<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 2<BR>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 09:45:42 +0100 (BST)<BR>Subject: Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3<BR>From: "Jon Mercer" <JON.MERCER at ACHEAN.COM><BR>To: "karl crossman" <KARLCROSSMAN at HOTMAIL.COM><BR>Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>You might like to provide a little more info about what you have done so<BR
 >far to
 get X working.<BR><BR>Have you installed Xorg, a window manager, and run xorgcfg to configure it?<BR><BR>Cheers,<BR><BR>Jon<BR><BR><BR>On Fri, May 13, 2005 9:42, karl crossman said:<BR>&gt; I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and<BR>&gt; can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon<BR>&gt; that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the<BR>&gt; only<BR>&gt; option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X<BR>&gt; windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Help hekp newbie virgin needs help<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Karl<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; ------ FreeBSD UK Users' Group - Mailing List ------<BR>&gt; http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR>&gt;<BR><BR><BR>-----------------------------------------------------------------------<BR>Achean Ltd http://www.achean.com<BR>Jon Mercer jon.mercer at achean.com
 Director<BR>-----------------------------------------------------------------------<BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 3<BR>From: Dominic Marks <DOM at GOODFORBUSINESS.CO.UK><BR>Organization: GoodforBusiness.co.uk<BR>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR>Subject: Re: virginal newbie needs help with starting x window on freebsd5.3<BR>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:31:33 +0100<BR><BR>On Friday 13 May 2005 09:42, karl crossman wrote:<BR>&gt; I am a virgin freebsd, i have managed to load freebsd 5.3 on a machine and<BR>&gt; can logon very well however i can't get x windows to start. When i logon<BR>&gt; that little fellow with the spear and ears appear with a menu, but the only<BR>&gt; option seems to be a command line thing, the question is how do i get X<BR>&gt; windows? (i tried startx, but nothing)<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Help hekp newbie virgin needs help<BR>&gt;<BR><BR>You will have to choose what parts to install, and then install them. If you <BR>are new to FreeBSD I suggest you instal
 l Xorg
 and KDE3.4 as it is in my <BR>opinion the best, full featured graphical interface.<BR><BR>http://www.uk.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html<BR><BR>Will explain how to do everything.<BR><BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Karl<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; ------ FreeBSD UK Users' Group - Mailing List ------<BR>&gt; http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR><BR>HTH,<BR>-- <BR>Dominic<BR>GoodforBusiness.co.uk<BR>I.T. Services for SMEs in the UK.<BR><BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>------ FreeBSD UK User's Group - Mailing List ------<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR><BR>End of Freebsd-users Digest<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>
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