FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Thu Nov 1 01:51:54 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 08:02:42PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On October 31, 2007 12:43:48 PM -0400 John <nesredep at> wrote:
>> I hope this is an appropriate list for this type of question; please let
>> me know if another list is more suitable to newbie-type quesions.
>> I've been using Linux for a long time, and every year or so I have a
>> crack at *BSD to see what I'm missing.  But it never works out.
>> So, trying again...
>> I think I want to start with FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg upgraded to 7.3.  I
>> tried to accomplish this over the course of several installs.  In the
>> end, I decided this should work:
>> a)  install 6.2, plain User setup (NOT with Xorg, and NOT with ports)
>> b) portsnap fetch
>> c) portsnap extract
>> d) cd to /usr/ports/x11/xorg  and make install clean
>> When I do pkg_version -v, it SEEMS to have installed the xorg that I
>> want.
>> Is this the right procedure to start with?
> Yes, with one caveat.  You need to run or manually create the 
> symlink for /usr/X11R6.  /usr/ports/Tools/scripts/

No, that is not necessary if he installs everything from scratch.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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