On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 01:22:15PM -0700, Stan Cooper wrote: > Hi; > I have a server I just built with FBSD and I'd like to be able to surf using > a browser. What do I need to build to make that happen? > Thanks, > Stan2
First you need to configure X-windows and have it running. You configure it first to properly run you graphics card and monitor, keyboard and mouse. Once you are happy with that then you edit: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc and set it up so it starts with the xterms and such that you want. You can make individual xinitrc-s for users and put them in their home directories as .xinitrc as well. Copy that file and modify it to suit. Then CD to: /usr/ports/www/firefox Type: make clean make make install make distclean Now you have the firefox browser installed. You can start it from the command line and/or you can hook it up with an icon in your X-windows window manager. Each window manager is different. I have been using AfterStep which is kind of basic - no frills. I have been lazy with it (and maybe a little ignorant), so I just replace Netscape startup with Firefox startup by editing the AfterStep setup file: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/afterstep/system.steprc and changing the line that reads: *Wharf Netscape netscape3.xpm Exec "-" netscape & to be: *Wharf Netscape netscape3.xpm Exec "-" firefox & Then when I click on the Netscape icon it starts firefox. There is no doubt a nice Firefox icon I could put there in place of the netscape3.xmp but I haven't bothered to look for it. voila, you have a browser. There are others such as Opera that are popular. Look in that /usr/ports/www directory to find scads of stuff including three or four browsers you can install. In addition to this KDE and Gnome install browsers if you install one of them. I don't bother with them because they are too much bloat for my purposes, but a lot of people use them. Learn as much as you can about the ports (/usr/ports) system if you want to get a lot out of FreeBSD. That is where you find all the nice things you can easily install and use. ////jerry > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"