On 30/01/2008, KAYVEN RIESE <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> > On 30/01/2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> >>> On 29/01/2008, doug <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>> On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> >>>>> On 29/01/2008, Siraj Shaikh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>>>> On 29/01/2008, doug <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>>>>> On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> >>>>>>>
> >
> > Just to repeat. I installed FreeBSD 6.3, its a new Toshiba notebook. I
> > chose to install X Windows during sysinstall. The very first time I
> > ran startx it didnt work. Then I did the "Xorg -configure" and tried
> > again, and still doesnt work. Please help !!!!
>
> startx is lame.  most ppl apparently use either KDE or gnome. i used
> to use xfce4 that was started with the command "starxfce4" but i ended
> up being pursuaded out of it because i couldn't do flash and multimedia
> plugins.  have you tried running the following command at the
> root prompt:
>
> #pkg_add -r gnome2
>
> i think that is what i used.
>
> here is a webpage for gnome:
>
> http://www.gnome.org/start/2.20/notes/en/
>
> have you familiarized yourself with the freeBSD pkg_add pkg_delete
> and ports systems /usr/ports ?  the -r directive means that it goes
> out to the web to find things to install and at the same time installs
> it.  really easy.  for the ports system
>
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html
>
> you merely figure out what port you want.. do a command something
> like (as root)
>
> #cd /usr/ports/path/to/a/kewl/app
>
> and then
>
> #make install clean
>
> the ports system figures out all the dependencies.. also there is a
> kewl thing called "portsnap" that updates the ports directories
>

Do I need to get Xorg working first? before I deploy gnome2? I do plan
to install gnome 2 -certainly at some stage - would that solve my
problems?

I am a bit confused now....please help! I thought gnome 2 wouldnt work
if I dont get xorg to work.
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