Nowhere up to that point in the Installation chapter and process (I didn't need to have said) did it mention X.

What is the point of having a step-by-step installation manual which then concludes with "If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop chosen, it can be started by typing startx at the command line." when up to that point it hasn't mentioned X!? Mentioning it three chapters later is not really very helpful to people struggling to get the thing installed step-by-step!

Step-by-step guides are difficult to write, especially be people that know a lot about the subject beforehand as details tend to get glossed over.

When it doesn't work (as has happened to me) and you have to Ctrl-Alt- Del then you are left feeling lost and confused - a bit like Linux ten years ago. (OpenSuse installed and worked graphically perfect).

Shouldn't there be an X configuration stage in the installation process?

Nick

On 12 Jun 2009, at 15:35, Bill Moran wrote:

In response to n...@pettefar.com:

In www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-post.html
It says: "If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop
chosen, it can be started by typing startx at the command line." but
nowhere in the manual or the installation program is there any
information or options on X server configuration or choosing a Default
Desktop!  Help!

You weren't able to find this page?:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html
Or this one?:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x- config.html

Nowhere, indeed.

--
Bill Moran
http://www.potentialtech.com
http://people.collaborativefusion.com/~wmoran/

bustard# startx
xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.968


X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Release Date: 2009-2-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 7.2-PRERELEASE i386
Current Operating System: FreeBSD bustard.pettefar.com 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Fri May 1 08:49:13 UTC 2009 r...@walker.cse.buffalo.edu :/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
Build Date: 22 April 2009  02:40:51PM

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jun 12 17:45:02 2009
(==) Using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
xclock: not found

_______________________________________________
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"

Reply via email to