Install Freebsd 5.4

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Mar 9 16:34:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 04:46:49PM +0100, Thomas H. Bellus wrote:

> I have not been able to see the screens for configuring X for my monitor or
> video card. I have ver 5.4, I have used both the standard install and the
> custom install. I have used the most recent install documents on the
> internet and I have a copy of Complete BSD by Greg Lehey.
> I am new to BSD but I want to get this install to work. I can not get
> anytype of graphical interface.

Well, it is hard to answer for as far back s 5.4.
I would suggest, if at all possible, to first download and burn
an install CD with 6.2 and then cvsup (csup) that to the latest
world and ports, build and install world and kernel and then try again.   

It is possible that the version of X you are getting is out of sync
with the OS you are using.   That is only one possibility among
others, but is one of the easiest to eliminate by bringing everything
up to date.   It then makes other possibilities easier to examine also.


> Thanks, Thomas H Bellus
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