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Install Desktop Environment on FreeBSD?

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by Hippie, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Hippie

    Hippie New Member

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    I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but I'm a total noob in FreeBSD systems. I was an linux system before but I'm looking for something different now.

    I installed freebsd FreeBSD correctly (I think so), and when I restart the computer it only shows me a terminal, or how do you say that some text and a black screen. How can I install an desktop environment?

    I like KDE 4.8?

    If this has been posted before can I get the link of that thread?

    p.s: I really want to learn more about FreeBSD, any handbooks or pdf files or websites on this?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Hippie

    Hippie New Member

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    Do I need to be connected to the net when I do this?

    # pkg_add -r gnome2
     
  3. UNIXgod

    UNIXgod New Member

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    Yes google FreeBSD handbook and the information you seek will be there

    Of course unless your installing from the dvd.
     
  4. Hippie

    Hippie New Member

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    I'm installing from DVD, and I'm not quite sure if I set up the connection right.

    Can you post the installation code for installing KDE 4.7.3 or 4.8 on freebsd FreeBSD?
    pkg_add -r gnome2

    And which desktop enviroment is default or more supported in freebsd FreeBSD, KDE or Gnome?
     
  5. Hippie

    Hippie New Member

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    Oh and why isn't a desktop enviroment already installed in freebsd FreeBSD? Why do you have to do it manually?
     
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    bbzz New Member

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    ...and that is how you open gates of hell. :)
     
  7. UNIXgod

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    Did you read the handbook? It's explained in there.
     
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  9. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hippie, seriously:

    • Read the forum rules about writing proper posts and formatting immediately, this level of posting is not acceptable, and I don't feel like editing all of your posts to make them readable. These rules were sent by email when you signed up. You're supposed to read what we send you.
    • Read the 'Sticky' topics in the General forum, especially the one about What is FreeBSD?. Your lack of understanding about what FreeBSD actually is, especially compared to Linux, needs to be remedied before you ask more questions here, or you will get replies that will not be very helpful (to put it nicely) pretty soon.
    • Read the FreeBSD Handbook before posting any more questions. It was written for a reason, and it answers most questions you might have.
    • Please consider using PC-BSD, which is a 'distro' of FreeBSD with a choice of desktop environments, like KDE, Gnome, and XFCE pre-configured. FreeBSD is not a 'desktop OS', it is basically a server-orientated OS that can be used as a desktop if you put in the hours to learn how everything works.

    Sorry for the tough love, but I can feel that this will become disruptive pretty quickly. Please read up before posting more, and make sure you check out PC-BSD.*

    * P.S.: I see you're doing that: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=30034 - Good. But ask any questions about PC-BSD on their forums.

    Closing this topic.
     
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