Expected too much?
kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Feb 4 12:14:49 PST 2005
Gustavo Cevallos wrote:
>I downloaded and installed FreeBSD 5.3 on a computer. I go past the login
>and password stage. Can I go to a full graphics mode? How?
>Gustavo A. Cevallos
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Install a graphical user interface (GUI). FreeBSD is great
in that it gives you a *choice* (something they don't believe
in the Pacific NW, apparently) of many different GUI environments,
and you can actually do a lot of work without one (try
that in "command.com" on a stock installation).
As Kris stated, the Handbook is your friend. I think my
build of the Handbook is fairly recent; in it the chapter
on windowing systems is Chapter 5, but it states that
knowledge of Chapter 4 is a pre-requisite.
Good luck and welcome to FreeBSD, and "tools,
not policy!" Feel free to write back with your
questions about GUI configuration (there might
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