How can I modify net, X configurations in 4.8-Release?

John Mills johnmills at
Thu Aug 7 10:33:38 PDT 2003

Kenzo -

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Kenzo wrote:

> You don't have to run /stand/sysinstall/.
> you can edit the /etc/rc.conf file as follow.
> you need to remove or comment out the dhcp part.
> #ifconfig_xl0="DHCP"
> then, add your network config
> defaultrouter="x.x.x.x"
> ifconfig_xl0="inet x.x.x.x  netmask"
> reboot and you should be set.
> As far as X, I never install it during the setup.
> Why waste time to set it up, when it's most likely out of date.
> always update your ports after the setup.
> go to the /usr/ports/x11 and pick a window manager.
> after installing it, go to the usr's dir and create a .xinitrc file.
> add the running command to start x.  If it's KDE use "exec startkde" or
> "wmaker" for windowmaker.
> then you need to run "XFree86 configure". It will probe your hardware and
> setup some default settings.
> if it works, then you can copy it to your /etc/X11 dir and tweak it as you
> want.
> Then type startx and it should load.
> remember not to run X as root.

Thanks  - that's exactly what I needed.

 John Mills
 john.m.mills at

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