Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #1949 - 6 msgs

ed joyce edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 2 14:19:48 GMT 2006


To Phil/All

I have installed FBSD/X Windows many times, but no
luck on this occasion. The machine has been switched
to Linux/Win4Lin so I can't play around with it any
more.

My plan is now to get another system which will be 

Asus motherboard
FBSD compatible graphics card
FBSD 6.0

Any comments from anyone on which graphics card should
be used or any info as to why this might run into
problems would be appreciated.

Regards
Ed



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>    1. X Windows Installation Issue (ed joyce)
>    2. Re: X Windows Installation Issue (Phil
> Cartledge)
>    3. Re: Hi.  Can anyone help with this
> installation problem? (John Murphy)
>    4. Hello there (Zoe Parsons)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:55:26 +0000 (GMT)
> From: ed joyce <edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: X Windows Installation Issue
> To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
> 
> I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 on a new Biostar
> motherboard based system.
> 
> FreeBSD installs but X Windows is a problem. When I
> type startx at the command line the monitor gives a
> message out of sync. This is becuase xf86config did
> not come up as an option after testing the mouse
> daemon. Normally I would type xf86config as root and
> then configure the system. On this occasion it says
> command not found. It seems like xf86config is not
> there. The system has on board graphics. I wondered
> if
> installing a FreeBSD compatible graphics card would 
> solve the problem or whether moving to FreeBSD 6.0
> would be helpful. Does anyone know how I can get X
> Windows to run ?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Ed Joyce
> 
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> >    1. Manchester BSD UG - Tuesday 7th February
> (Paul
> > Robinson)
> >    2. Re: Hi.  Can anyone help with this
> > installation problem? (Phil Cartledge)
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> > To: manchester at bsdgroups.org.uk,
> > 	FreeBSD Users UK <freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org>
> > From: Paul Robinson <paul at iconoplex.co.uk>
> > Subject: Manchester BSD UG - Tuesday 7th February
> > Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:43:13 +0000
> > 
> >              Manchester BSD User Group - 7th
> > February 2005
> >             
> > ---------------------------------------------
> > 
> > The next Manchester BSD User Group meeting will be
> > held on the 7th  
> > February at our now familiar venue - the SandBar,
> > Grosvenor St.,  
> > Manchester at 7:30pm.
> > 
> > What is it?
> > -----------
> > 
> > If you've never been before, this is an occasion
> > where a group of  
> > people who work with, play with, develop and
> tinker
> > with the various  
> > BSD operating systems (including OS X, but that's
> > another story...)  
> > meet up and talk about anything and everything
> > whilst having a few  
> > drinks. This month the favourite contenders for
> > 'most likely to be  
> > discussed issues' are:
> > 
> > * Upcoming UK and European Conferences that we
> might
> > be attending
> > * The FreeBSD TODO list for volunteers
> > * New Year sales baragins in the gadget department
> > * Intel Macs, and whether it's worth getting
> one...
> > * Various, mad Web 2.0 business ventures some of
> us
> > are embarking on  
> > (gulp!).
> > 
> > For the first time, I would also suggest a list of
> > topics banned by  
> > popular request due to over-discussion at previous
> > meetings:
> > 
> > * Why Wiggy is a fan-boy of Ricardo Semler (quote
> > from last meeting:  
> > "One day we'll get through one of these meetings
> > without talking  
> > about that bloke...")
> > * Why Dave spends so much money on high-end A/V
> kit
> > (quote from last  
> > meeting: "How much? On a remote control? But...
> > but.... why?")
> > * Theo de Raadt. Enough said. :-)
> > 
> > As you can see, talk is not particularly technical
> > in nature,  
> > although technical topics do come up and welcomed
> by
> > all. In short,  
> > we're a bunch of geeks who've agreed to meet down
> > the pub, numbering  
> > half a dozen or so typically.
> > 
> > When is it?
> > -----------
> > 
> > The Manchester BSD User Group meeting happens on
> the
> > first Tuesday of  
> > every month. The next one is therefore on the 7th
> > February.
> > 
> > The drinking, talking and general festivities will
> > commence at  
> > 7:30pm. Typically, we tend to finish up some time
> > around 9pm with  
> > some people finishing later (hic!).
> > 
> > _Provisional_ dates for the rest of 2006 are:
> > 
> > 7th March; 4th April; 2nd May; 6th June; 11th July
> -
> > *IMPORTANT*:  
> > This is NOT the first Tuesday of the month, as the
> > 4th July clashes  
> > with a World Cup Semi-final, and SandBar will
> likely
> > be "celebrating"  
> > US Independence Day even if it isn't showing
> > football; 1st August;  
> > 5th September; 3rd October; 7th November; 5th
> > December.
> > 
> > Where is it?
> > ------------
> > 
> > We meet at the SandBar on Grosvenor Street,
> > Manchester, M1 7HL. It is  
> > a friendly bar, bohemian in style, real ale,
> quality
> 
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