I have given in trying to install

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Feb 14 09:26:58 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Erik Norgaard
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 12:33 AM
> To: admin at classicwebsales.com
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: I have given in trying to install
> FreeBSD doesn't enable X by default, you will come to appreciate it. X
> does not start Gnome or KDE by default, you will come to
> apprecieate it.
> The reason is that if something is incorrectly configured you can get
> into an endless loop with X restarting, and a reinstall being the only
> (almost) option.

Not even that.  3/4 of the hardware I have requires modifications to
the X config file, most commonly because the monitor cannot handle
the highest resolutions and refresh rates of the video hardware.

The config files that are generated by the X configuration tools
are almost always wrong, for older hardware and displays.


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