I finally came to my senses and got a copy of FreeBSD about a week ago.  I'm very 
compitent in window$ and DOS, and wanted to start in on something new.  I've been 
toying with BSD for a while and I'm getting to know my way around.  

I'm having trouble upgrading to gnome 2.6.  I had gnome 2.4 installed and running just 
fine.  I cvsup'd with the ports-supfile, and ran the gnome_upgrade.sh file.  It 
pondered the meaning of life until well after I left for work.  When I came home, I 
saw it was at the login prompt.  There were some messages that I assume have to deal 
with renewing DHCP leases with my cable modem, but I logged in as normal.  there was 
nothing indicating a troubled install.  

Since running cvsup and the upgrade, I can't run startx like I used to.  It used to 
run regardless of what directory I was in, and now I have to be in /usr/X11R6/bin to 
run it.  when I run it, I get the same message as usual that says it can't contact 
some host server and I ned to add a line into my /etc/hosts file.  I've always gotten 
that one, even when 2.4 was running perfectly smoothly.  a terminal window comes up 
right away after that message when gnome starts as it begins loading it's components 
at the splash screen.  it hangs on "window manager" but eventually gets to the desktop 
with the terminal window still open.  I can't run any applications at all.  it says 
that the indicated file is nowhere to be found.  I can run the files, epiphany for 
example, from the terminal window and they run just fine as far as I can tell.  

I'm sure there's some painfully obvious thing I haven't done, but I can't tell what it 
is.  I've followed the upgrade instructions to the letter, but apaprently I'm not cool 
enough to pull it off.  sorry for the longwindedness.
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