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Installed Freebsd, Need Instruction For Gui At the dawn of a personal FreeBSD era

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#1 TheKnowledge


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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:54 PM

I'm at the beginning of learning about FreeBSD, and have installed the OS (version 5.4). I only made it to the black screen with text/command line. So I need those quick and easy pointers to get started with the graphical interface of things. So...how easy can I get a graphical user interface like mousecursor, windows, programmenu's and such (like in windows, ubuntu, mandrake and so on) working for my FreeBSD installation?

I read some stuff about X11 and Xorg, but it seems quite complicated to me, but I consider that as just being a mild obstacle because I'm inexperience. What needs to be done to make X11 or Xorg work? How easy can it be done?

Edited by microscopic^earthling, 06 July 2005 - 03:49 AM.

#2 the empty calorie

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:44 PM

Well, I use OpenBSD, and I've never used FreeBSD, but during the install, do you remember what packages you installed?

By the way, what did you normally use before FreeBSD?

#3 the empty calorie

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:54 PM

Sorry about the double post...this board needs edit buttons quite badly.

But assuming Xorg is already installed, You may want to type in (without the quotes)


that will run you through an interactive program that will ask you for your mouse, where the mouse is connected, What keyboard, video card, RAM on video card, screen resolutions and colour depth desired. After that, I'm not sure what the pre-set (if any) window manager for FreeBSD is, but on OpenBSD it's FVWM2, and after the "xorgconfig" fun earlier, you just type in "startx" to get xorg (your GUI) running. From there, if you're used to Windows, Ubuntu, Mandrake, etc, you might want to use a different window manager than TWM or FVWM or whatever yours is currently set up for. You could go with KDE or GNOME, although it will cost a little bit of speed, but if KDE or GNOME worked fast enough for you in Linux distros, then it should be fine. I myself prefer just simple Window Managers, due to simplicity, speed, and there are so many more...If you like Mac OS, find yourself MLWM, if you're an Amiga fan like me, AMIWM is a good choice. If you like the Windows interface, FVWM95 (other than KDE or GNOME) should make you feel right at home.

If you want, you can PM me sometime and I can offer you more detailed help if you wish.
Have fun with BSD! It's addicting! :P

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:40 PM

Hi. I replied your PM before I read your post. I'm going to test the suggestions you made. I'm not at the FreeBSD computer right now, but it feels like the pointers you gave are the ones I've been looking for. Thank you. I'll get back to you on my progress.

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