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February 24th, 2009, 12:57
I'm brand spanking new to installing FreeBSD 7.1. I'm using the i386 distribution, and as far as I know I've installed everything correctly. However, whenever the computer boots it simply takes me back to the PROM prompt instead of booting to its GUI. Any suggestions?
February 24th, 2009, 13:05
What do you mean by "PROM"?
There is no out-of-the box GUI after a FreeBSD installation.
If you have selected the X-User installation option in sysinstall, the easiest way to have a GUI is running
Xorg -configure and test it with X -config xorg.conf.new. If X starts, you can copy xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and start X with startx. ;)
February 24th, 2009, 13:10
By PROM I mean the $ prompt. :-x I installed all the packages that were available on the discs I burned. I'm a true newb with FreeBSD. lol
February 24th, 2009, 14:11
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