On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 04:45:22PM -0400, Robert wrote:
> I've been messing around with the installion of Freebsd and think I've got
> it after a few tries (I think). I'm at the "username #" command line. It
> also says "I got mail". But now I'm so lost. I've downloaded Doc's,
> handbooks and other information but I don't know where to go next. If anyone
> could give me a few pointers, it's would be greatly appreciated!

Dont feel bad.  5 years ago I asked the same question.

If you have the internet set up on the machine,
Here is what I would suggest.  Login as root:


If that does not work then

#cd /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4
#make install clean

When that finishes, or the first worked, 
answer the questions, the mouse will be /dev/sysmouse,
and then do a


If that worked, then login as your user, adn run the 

And now you have X setup and running, next you can decide on what
windowmanager to use:


And then you can install the one you like.

I would suggest KDE or GNOME for a new user.

Bob Bomar
FreeBSD: The Power to Serve

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