Special thanks to Roland, Nikola, Manolis, Peter, Giorgos, Jonathon for some great replies on this thread.
I have now done a re-install from scratch. Essentially I have done a 'minimal' install (no ports/pkgs)- wow, this took literally just a few minutes. Next I 'portsnap fetch' and 'portsnap extract' I then did 'make install' first for Xorg then next for Xfce4 metas. And, yes, this took quite some time :) Afterwards I have used the fetched ports for adding all the dekstop stuff I like / use. And on advice I will use portmaster to track events on these softs. So, now I am happy with my new FreeBSD desktop. There are a few small glitches though. audacious - where did the plugins go? The site seems down as do the alternatives. I tried the plugins src from OpenBSD altho slightyly behind by 0.0.1 but cant get any sound? I am using xmms now, I mainly play audio streams (www.somafm.com or www.swissgroove.ch) Is there any other player I 'should know about' ie is more actively developed / supported? Beep? Zinf? Suggestions invited :) And ... I cant mount my (other os) msdosfs as a user, Im sure I have done this before, driving me nuts, cant think what I havent done? --fstab entry-- /dev/ad0s5 /mnt/dosd msdosfs rw 2 2 /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/dosc msdosfs rw 2 2 /mnt etc is 666 owned by root:wheel and my user is part of wheel group? And lastly, cups webmin:631 refuses my root password ... is this a cupsd.conf setting ? As usual any advice on above greatly appreciated. Greetings from not so sunny North West UK ! _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"