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 :) cheers, jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"