Starting X - was Re: Vista / FreeBSD dual boot

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Jan 30 12:54:24 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 08:16:31PM +0000, Siraj Shaikh wrote:

> Do I need to get Xorg working first? before I deploy gnome2? I do plan
> to install gnome 2 -certainly at some stage - would that solve my
> problems?
> I am a bit confused now....please help! I thought gnome 2 wouldnt work
> if I dont get xorg to work.

What you are doing is correct. You do need to get XOrg working first,
and "startx" is the easiest way to test it. There is no point
building/downloading the big list of GNOME2 packages until you get
XOrg working.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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