FreeBSD 7.2 Installation Manual
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Fri Jun 12 19:01:10 UTC 2009
--On Friday, June 12, 2009 12:12:36 -0500 Nick at Pettefar.com wrote:
> 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?
That's probably not a bad idea, so long as it's optional. (I don't want X on
my servers.) However, another point that I think is worthwhile is that some
verbiage should be added to that section to point to Section 5, which explains
how to setup Xorg.
So perhaps change this:
"If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop chosen, it can be
started by typing startx at the command line."
""If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop chosen, it can be
started by typing startx at the command line. NOTE: If you have not yet
installed and configured Xorg (it is not the default), refer to chapter 5 of
the Handbook for instructions."
Please don't top post. It's confusing as hell.
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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