no user interface

Hugo Silva klr at
Tue Aug 24 15:47:29 PDT 2004

You do have a user interface, just not a graphical one :-)


You have to manually install/configure the desktop environment..

if you have all the cds, run /stand/sysinstall as root, do post
configuration on freebsd, and add the packages needed (mainly X, and your
graphical environment of choice (kde,gnome,...)

> I just installed 5.2.1 via download onto cdr media. I left about 10 gigs
> open for freebsd, and left 9 for my win2000. the dual boot works fine on
> my
> dell laptop, however when i go to load freebsd 5.2.1, i cant get into a
> graphical interface. Instead it stays in a "dos-like" interface with
> commands only. It recognizes my user name and the admin name of root, but
> there is only a command line and no background. i installed cd1, i have a
> boot only and a second disc which i have not installed. please point me in
> the correct direction
> james heck
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