Expected too much?

Erik Norgaard norgaard at locolomo.org
Fri Feb 4 13:22:53 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?

Ok, everyone refers to the Handbook, which is _the_ place to look for 
info. But, once you start up your system and login as root, you can get 
back to the installation menu running the command

# /stand/sysinstall

and do any post installation that you forgot, including the installation 
of additional packages. This is the newbie way of getting up and running
You want to look for Xorg or XFree86, Xorg is the default. From the 
sysinstall you also get to configure X.

Note, in *nix, X provides the basic graphical support, on top of that 
you want to choose a windows manager. KDE and Gnome are popular, but 
quite heavy (and bloated if you ask me). After configuring X you will 
choose which windows manager to install.

Cheers, Erik
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