FreeBSD 7.2 Installation Manual
Nick at Pettefar.com
Nick at Pettefar.com
Fri Jun 12 17:13:06 UTC 2009
Nowhere up to that point in the Installation chapter and process (I
didn't need to have said) did it mention X.
What is the point of having a step-by-step installation manual which
then concludes with "If the X server has been configured and a Default
Desktop chosen, it can be started by typing startx at the command
line." when up to that point it hasn't mentioned X!? Mentioning it
three chapters later is not really very helpful to people struggling
to get the thing installed step-by-step!
Step-by-step guides are difficult to write, especially be people that
know a lot about the subject beforehand as details tend to get glossed
When it doesn't work (as has happened to me) and you have to Ctrl-Alt-
Del then you are left feeling lost and confused - a bit like Linux ten
years ago. (OpenSuse installed and worked graphically perfect).
Shouldn't there be an X configuration stage in the installation process?
On 12 Jun 2009, at 15:35, Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Nick at Pettefar.com:
>> In www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-post.html
>> It says: "If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop
>> chosen, it can be started by typing startx at the command line." but
>> nowhere in the manual or the installation program is there any
>> information or options on X server configuration or choosing a
>> Desktop! Help!
> You weren't able to find this page?:
> Or this one?:
> Nowhere, indeed.
> Bill Moran
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.968
X.Org X Server 1.6.0
Release Date: 2009-2-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 7.2-PRERELEASE i386
Current Operating System: FreeBSD bustard.pettefar.com 7.2-RELEASE
FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Fri May 1 08:49:13 UTC 2009 root at walker.cse.buffalo.edu
Build Date: 22 April 2009 02:40:51PM
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jun 12 17:45:02 2009
(==) Using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
xclock: not found
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