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September 17th, 2009, 15:39
I just installed FreeBSD on my laptop and now I have no idea what to do to make it work. I set up a login and a password but after I put them in it just gives me a command line. I have no idea what to type to get this to start up. Can someone please tell me how or show me where I can find out how to make the GUI start?
September 17th, 2009, 15:46
You need to provide more information. Which distribution did you choose on sysintall's Choose Distributions step? Did you install KDE or Gnome on the Package Selection screen? Did you configure X11? etc, etc...
Start by reading the FreeBSD Handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/).
I'd bet you didn't install a window manager or desktop enviornment nor configured X. If so point to Chapter 5 The X Window System (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/x11.html).
September 18th, 2009, 09:20
I don't know how to do the stuff it is asking. Like "Starting with version 7.4, Xorg can use HAL to autodetect keyboards and mice. The sysutils/hal and devel/dbus ports are installed as dependencies of x11/xorg, but must be enabled by the following entries in the /etc/rc.conf file:
I can get X to pop up but it doesn't do anything after that. How do I enact these commands?
September 18th, 2009, 10:05
You edit the /etc/rc.conf as root and add
To edit the file use ee or vi.
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