New to FreeBSD

Ivan Zenzerović zenzof1 at
Wed Mar 28 14:08:31 UTC 2007

hello again.

I made a mistake during post install config. I put a name that I don't want
for my computer, and when I logon as root it's written in the comand line.
How di I change it?


On 3/28/07, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
> On 2007-03-27 23:36, Ivan Zenzerovi? <zenzof1 at> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > i managed to install it, and, in fact I'm working on it right now.
> > It's great, just tell me, I should compile my kernel at this point?
> > And a question: I don't like this xorg, and I have installed KDE but
> > how do I run KDE?
> Right after your first FreeBSD installation, you are certainly *not*
> expected to rush into rebuilding a kernel, for any reason.  In fact,
> this could be a dangerous exercise.  It's far too easy to build a kernel
> which lacks critical components, and render your system unbootable (at
> least unbootable without manual intervention).
> Since you are new to the FreeBSD system, my suggestion would be to
> forget about rebuilding kernels, optimizing compiler flags, and tweaking
> knobs here and there.  Now that you have a working FreeBSD installation
> you should *read* about the system you have just installed.
> There is a wealth of information about FreeBSD both in the CD-ROM set
> which you used to install it, and online.  You should, at least, check
> the following:
>   * The README.TXT file at the toplevel directory of your
>     installation CD-ROM.
>   * The web pages at
>   * The FreeBSD FAQ book, at
>     The FAQ contains a lagre list of frequently asked questions
>     about FreeBSD.  You will find answers there about a very
>     diverse range of topics, including such obscure things as
>     ``I managed to trash by boot loader, what should I do now?''.
>   * The FreeBSD Handbook, at
>     The FreeBSD Handbook is the largest book written by the
>     FreeBSD documentation team.  It is both a guide for the
>     beginning user, and a common reference for administrators
>     setting up services with FreeBSD.
>     Your answer about KDE vs. X11 is already answered in the
>     Handbook.
> Note that a copy of the Handbook and all the articles, books and
> other reference material related to the FreeBSD release you have
> just installed, are also conveniently available in the CD-ROM you
> used to install FreeBSD.  You can install them locally too, by
> logging in as root and running ``sysinstall'':
>     # sysintall
> Follow the menus to add the ``doc'' distribution, and then you
> will have a copy of all the documentation articles and books at:
>     /usr/share/doc
> Welcome to FreeBSD, and if you have other questions regarding its
> every day use and operation, feel free to email this list again :-)
> - Giorgos


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