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March 11th, 2011, 09:09
Hi! I am new to forum and this is my first post. I installed FreeBSD but I am seeing only a "terminal" and I would like to install KDE. Can anyone help me with this. It's my fist time using FreeBSD so I do not know much. Thanks...
March 11th, 2011, 09:20
pkg_add -r kdebase4 kdebase4-workspace kdebase-runtime
March 11th, 2011, 09:43
make install clean
Also read the handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/) especially the section for Xorg! You will need to download Xorg (probably will be build by own as dependency of KDE) , to create xorg.conf file on /etc/X11 , install your video driver and add kde4 to ~/.xinitrc file
March 11th, 2011, 09:49
Does it matter if during the installation I choose custom and everything apart from ports and games?
March 11th, 2011, 09:55
Nope :P . Custom option exist if you want to install specific things. If you will check all, is the same as make a full installation. Well I have too much time to make a new fresh install but I don't think that there is any difference
March 11th, 2011, 10:39
It's best to pick the minimal install. After that's installed, set up and working, update the base either by source or with freebsd-update.
When the base is up to date use portsnap to get a current ports tree. Install Xorg, KDE and whatever else you need from there.
March 11th, 2011, 10:40
Well, there is no ports directory...
I run pkg_add -r kdebase4 kdebase4-workspace kdebase-runtime but after the installation nothing happens...
March 11th, 2011, 10:41
well, there is no ports directory...
portsnap fetch extract will extract ports on /usr
and portsnap fetch update to update your ports tree :)
Also this will help you (https://sites.google.com/site/unixbasedsystems/FreeBSDnoob)
March 11th, 2011, 10:58
add kde4 to ~/.xinitrc file
Is anything I have to do to add it, or it will be made automatically?
March 11th, 2011, 11:04
Add this line on your .xinitrc file:
If .xinitrc file don't exist, then create it :)
ee is BSD's default terminal editor so ee .xinitrc :)
Also don't forget this! (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html)
March 11th, 2011, 12:05
If you wan't to be able to automount USB keys and similar things, you want to use KDM (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x11-wm.html#X11-WM-KDE-KDM) instead of .xinitrc.
March 11th, 2011, 16:39
Wow, spoonfeeding .. penlix, read you signup email (http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=11799) and post/format properly (and in the correct forum). And please start reading The Handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/), because these are very basic questions that are all answered in there. Or consider using PC-BSD (http://www.pcbsd.org), which is FreeBSD with KDE pre-installed.
March 14th, 2011, 08:28
You are correct DutchDaemon but I am from Grecce. I can't read easily the Handbook (all of it). Also, I must install some specific things because the PC is not mine. I finally created the .xinitrc file and add the command there but using the vi editor. I like it much! :) The next step it to reboot? Again nothing happens... :(
sk8harddiefast, can we speak in greek via pm? It' s crazy! :P
March 14th, 2011, 10:00
You also need to install from ports your video driver, put it into /boot/loader.conf file (For example for nvidia driver you must add nvidia_load="yes") and create xorg.conf file!
cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
To create xorg.conf file and put it into /etc/X11
Yeap. Of course! Send me on my email! email@example.com :)
March 14th, 2011, 10:15
the output is command not found. :(
March 14th, 2011, 11:43
Handbook: 5.3 Installing X11 (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-install.html)
March 14th, 2011, 12:02
According the Handbook:
Configuration of X11 is a multi-step process. The first step is to build an initial configuration file. As the super user, simply run:
You must run it as root
su root (give password)
Then run: Xorg -configure
Is now working?
March 14th, 2011, 13:09
you are correct DutchDaemon but i am from Grecce. I can' t read easily the Handbook(all of it).
That's hardly an excuse!
You can read the handbook in Greek (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/el_GR.ISO8859-7/books/handbook/index.html) as well. If you search you will find a lot of guides (http://www.freebsdworld.gr/) written in Greek.
March 14th, 2011, 13:54
I smell that all chania-lug is here :P :)
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