How to use gui

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at
Tue Aug 9 18:04:25 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Sudhakar K <featuriz at> wrote:
> Sir,
> i'm new to freebsd 8.2, i downloaded full dvd iso. I installed once.
> But on gui. Can you please tell me how to install this release and use
> gui desktop.
> Now its only a dos like environment. Please help me. I'm new to freebsd.

Hi. Welcome to FreeBSD!

By default FreeBSD takes the minimalistic approach of not installing
possibly unneeded dependencies, so this is why there is no X server
and window manager by default. To install some, you should read the
FreeBSD handbook
( and
particularly the Chapters 4 and 5. Or you could always install PC-BSD,
which is based on FreeBSD and which installs and configure X and a
window manager by default.

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