X configuration problem (was: [no subject] on -hackers)

Joshua Oreman oremanj at webserver.get-linux.org
Sun Jun 15 18:35:34 PDT 2003

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On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 08:12:47PM -0400 or thereabouts, Derek Santamassino seemed to write:

> Hi, I need some help with FreeBSD 4.8 Release. I installed
> FreeBSD. It does not recognize my hardware. After the installation
> it goes right to command prompt instead of going to desktop. My
> hardware needs to be configured. Can someone help me configure my
> hardware? I have compaq MV540 color monitor. PCTEL Platinum V. 90
> modem. Cirrus logic PCI video card. Intel(r) Integrated Audio. PS/s
> wheel mouse. That is a list of most of my hardware.

If you want a desktop, log in as 'root' (w/o quotes), w/ the root
password you set on installation, and run 'xf86cfg -textmode'. You'll
need some information found in your monitor manual.

> Please e-mail me back as soon as you get this e-mail at
> dds76 at earthlink.net. I'm a total beginner with any Unix or Linux

FreeBSD is not Linux.

-- Josh

> base systems. Thank You.
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