jstewart at rtl.org
Tue Apr 22 05:54:08 PDT 2003
The FreeBSD handbook is your friend.
There is a section about window managers that describes how to run Gnome
and KDE without x/gdm. I assume that you have already configured X, but
if you didn't the handbook also goes into detail about that.
To configure your mouse, you can run the sysinstall program
(/stand/sysinstall) and run the configuration for your mouse.
As far as the modem, FreeBSD does use COM ports to identify the modem
devices, but rather /dev/cuaa?. If your modem is on COM2, then your
device name would be /dev/cuaa1. One of the first things that I do is to
create a symbolic link /dev/modem to /dev/cuaa so I don't have to
remember what port my modem is on. I see that you are using kppp, but
you might want to try FreeBSD's built in user ppp. It's fairly easy to
configure, and again, the handbook goes into great detail on how to set
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> I am trying to install freebsd ver. 5 on a digital 433au (alpha system). Here are the problems I am facing.
> 1. If I use a ps/2 mouse I can't get it to work, but if I use a serial mouse it works. Any ideas.
> 2. How can I get a modem to work in kde? During intial install I setup a modem on com2. But when using kppp it says that it cannot find a resolv.config file, what is that.
> 3. I installed gnome as well, hwo can I get into it? If I type in gdm it errors out.
> 4. There is no sound. I get an error message about the sound server.
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