[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hello: > > I am new to Unix and purchased a copy of FreeBSD 5.2.1 from Fry's to begin > learning. FreeBSD is used at my work and I wish to learn the OS myself. Perhaps this is a political situation where person(s) at work who already have BSD skills do not have the time to help or the organization structure makes that unfeasible. Anyway, your initiative is commendable. > After installation the 'startx' command will not start the GUI KDE. I get an > error message ' no screens found'. > Assuming you have created an account for yourself, create a ".xinitrc" file in your directory with:-
X & exec startkde .. but the X server must be configured first from the root account. > I have tried all the combinations of horizontal-vertical sync that are within > the range of my monitor but all fail. What do you mean by fail? It could be distorted display or none at all. Try as root:- X -configure #creates a file prints on the console cd # root directory X -config xorg.conf.new If you can't move an X on the screeen with a mouse. Hit ctrl-alt-backspace and try a change in xorg.conf.new - in section Screen enter - DefaultDepth 24 - in subsection Display under Depth 24 enter Modes "1280x1024" If ok, cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf > Since I am completely new to Unix I do not know how to send you the log file. > > That's ok, because X creates a big file > I found that with Suse, if I installed > at the lowest resolution the OS would resolve the problem during the first > boot > and reset the resolution to the max. size. FreeBSD does not do this. > > Can anyone help? > Brenda Powers > Results depend upon the combination of your video card and monitor. Recent Linux distributions feature a lot of scripts and daemon programs to figure out all these combinations. BSD stays relatively baggage-free by asking you to do a few manual procedures which are usually straight-forward. -BobMc- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"