On Thursday 20 July 2006 20:51, doug wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >     I installed  FreeBSD 6.1  expecting it to give me the maximum
> > capability, but it didn't give me the  X windows  capability.  Was
> > everything needed for it put together, but  X  was properly linked
> > where it should be?  Is there a way that I can test for this (where
> > should  X  be linked)?
> >     I got several "error code 1" messages while installing it.
> > What does this indicate (other that an error occurred)?  Can the
> > message be made more informative?  If so, please do
> >     There seems to be a later  FreeBSD 6.1  available, I will
> > try to get and install it.
> X is not a part of FreeBSD. One way to get X is to install the package
> using pkg_add. X comes with a very simple window manager, twm. You can use
> that to install a more functional window manager such as KDE, gnome, ...
> There is a desktop project that packages all this together:
> http://www.desktopbsd.org/
> I prefer to install the pieces separately. Unless you hit a hardware snag
> this can easily be done in an hour using packages (and a broadband
> connection :) )

actually, both DesktopBSD and PCBSD are impressive offerings.  they have all 
the refinements of the best linux distros, but without having to go over to 
the other side :)


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