FreeBSD 7.2 Installation Manual

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Fri Jun 12 18:53:59 UTC 2009

--On Friday, June 12, 2009 09:04:50 -0500 Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at> 

> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Bill Moran<wmoran at> wrote:
>> In response to Nick at
>>> In
>>> 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 Default
>>> Desktop!  Help!
>> You weren't able to find this page?:
>> Or this one?:
>> Nowhere, indeed.
> I missing the .xinitrc in the GNOME setup as well... Now I just feel
> like an idiot as usual.

FreeBSD is Unix, right?  That means you can do things any way you want. 
Presently I login as root on a tty and type "kdm" to start up the GUI.  I've 
done it about five other ways as well.

Is there a "right" way to do things in Unix?????

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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