[Replies redirected to a more appropriate list.] Paul Cartwright <pbcartwri...@gmail.com> writes:
> I have installed freeBSD & have it running. I was trying to install MATE > & KDE4, but I'm getting an error. > everytime I try to run exec startkde it logs me out with this message: > > $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to xserver > > > echo $DISPLAY says > DISPLAY: undefined variable > > I was using this guide to set everything up: > https://cooltrainer.org/a-freebsd-desktop-howto/#with-radeon-intel-or-otherwise > > am I missing something? Well, you're missing the FreeBSD documentation, which is a lot better than a random Google result. https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html Or you might want to try PCBSD (www.pcbsd.org) which will require a lot less understanding of what is going on (at the cost, as usual, of giving you a lot less choice, at least initially). The "exec startkde" is supposed to go in your .xinitrc file, in which case you would start X with the "startx" command. > I do have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I did do the X -configure. Usually unnecessary, and not a great idea unless it is necessary. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"