On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 01:06:11PM -0400 or thereabouts, Benjamin Gonzalez wrote: > I installed X-Free86 - 4.2.0_1,1 from my Free BSD Cd using sysinstall and > cannot get it to run. I see the directory X11R6 under /usr, I run > 'xf86config' and it says 'command not found'. I typed 'XFree86 -configure' > and it also says 'command not found'. I've looked for a file called > /etc/X11/XFree86Config and it says 'No such file or directory'. > > I went back through sysinstall and reinstalled the X11 packages including > XFree86-4.2.0 and still I get the above results. > > Could someone please explain what I am doing wrong, this is becoming > frustrating.
You didn't set your $PATH. Put this in your ~/.cshrc: setenv PATH $PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin (or if you're using bash, put this in your ~/.bashrc: export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin ). As for the config file, try this (as root): # cd /root # PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin XFree86 -configure The screen should go black for a few seconds and the monitor will click some. When it's all over you should have a file called XF86Config.new (or some similar name). Try to start X with it (as root for this test): # PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config* You should see a big gray screen with an X cursor in the middle. (That's the mouse). Try moving the mouse to make sure the mouse works. Try switching back to the text console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and type as root: # PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin DISPLAY=:0 xterm & Switch back to X (Ctrl+Alt+F9) and there should be a "window" with a terminal emulator in it. (It's just a box, no title bar or anything; there isn't a window manager running. Yet.) Try typing some stuff in to make sure the keyboard works. Now kill the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. If anything didn't work, mail the mailing list about it. Otherwise, you're free to install a WM (I recomment /usr/ports/x11-wm/icewm, you may prefer /usr/ports/x11/kde3). Edit your ~/.xinitrc file and put this line in if you installed iceWM (replacing any other lines): exec icewm or this one if you installed KDE (again replacing any other lines): exec startkde Have fun! -- Josh > > Thanks. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"