Barnaby Scott wrote:
So now I can strat Firefox from an xterm, but 2 things still puzzle me though: 1) Forgive my stupidity, but why can I not start Firefox from the console? Or rather, what could I do to make it do so with a single command?
I'm perfectly willing to be wrong, flamed, and corrected, but my counter question (and it seems a good one to me): how do you expect to run a graphical program in a non-graphical environment? If you wish, you could add firefox to your ~/.xinitrc or (? .Xresources ?) file, and then firefox would be called when you called "startx" to invoke X Windows.
2) I thought Firefox wasn't going to start from the xterm, but really it just took ages - far longer than I am used to with my old OS (same machine). Is there something I am missing here too?
I couldn't say. I've used firefox, and more often the entire Mozilla suite (which is now 'Seamonkey'). It probably starts slower and hangs more often than any other program I run on FreeBSD, (with the possible exception of the "xrayswarm" screen saver) but I can't say why or that I've even done much investigating. I did build a 'debug' version of Seamonkey last time, but I've not yet done anything with it. FWIW, it seems a tad less prone to some of the behavior I saw with Mozilla (which seems strange, perhaps). Of course, I use it heavily, so perhaps that characterization is flawed. Kevin Kinsey _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"