On Wednesday 15 November 2006 08:05, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 01:28:58AM -0800, Marshall wrote:
> > hi,
> > I was on the freesbie site and it is a live cd
> > version, but i'd like to have a full version, with
> > XFCE, is this already in freebsd? I'd like to have it
> > as the default desktop. I did see a BSD based OS with
> > XFCE as the only desktop, and i'm not sure if it was
> > Freesbie, do you know if this is true? I'm new to
> > linux and so far I like the XFCE desktop look and it's
> > speed, I think because of the Darwin base, it makes
> > since for me to have it, as Mac is second to Windows.
> > I have tried over 30 different linux versions and most
> > are close to each other, and most all use KDE, which
> > is ok, but I perfer something faster. Hope I'm making
> > since!
>
> I don't know if you can get xfce while running from a live CD
> unless whoever made the live CD put it on there.  but, it is
> available for FreeBSD, no problem.

It just so happens that FreeSBIE boots to xfce by default. Download it and 
give it a try.


> Just install the latest FreeBSD on your machine.
> Then install xfce from the ports (/usr/ports/x11-wm/xfce).
>
> You will need to configure it and then set up your xinitrc
> so it will start xfce when you enter the startx command.
> Should work just dandy.

JN
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