Marc Rocque rocque.m at
Tue Apr 17 02:59:19 UTC 2007

Hi Jim,

Check out the freebsd handbook chapter 5.  It has a lot of good tips.
To get a gui login add the line gdm_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf.
Not sure about the xterm thing.  Here's a link to the handbook


On 4/16/07, Jim Priovolos <jim1976us at> 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.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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