David J Brooks daeg at
Tue Apr 17 02:29:33 UTC 2007

On Monday 16 April 2007 08:38:10 pm Jim Priovolos wrote:
> Any tips on how to make FreeBSD start with a GUI login screen?
> I chose gnome and X-Windows in the install and they run in a weird limited
> way if I start them up after logining in to a command line. But it doesn't
> start in a way that allows a login to a GUI as the initial login screen.
> Plus, when I try to execute xterm I get Can't open display even though I've
> set DISPLAY and display environment variables to :0.0 and localhost:0.0 and
> ip_address_of_box:0.0.
> Any help will be appreciated.

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