help, i'm a newbie

Mon Nov 24 13:56:53 PST 2003

i'm a newbie and i just installed freebsd 4.8. the basic installation seemed 
to have gone fairly well, i can use the console mode fine enough. the problem 
is when i try to load a window manager, KDE, Afterstep, Windowmaker (the ones 
i've tried thus far) i get a blank screen when i use the startx command. when 
i try just typing afterstep or kcontrol at the command prompt i get a "cannot 
open display" msg. any thoughts or suggestions? send reply to 
casp_semper at
thanks much

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