any friendly folk willing to teach an old foggie how to configure kde/ gnome on freebsd?

Juan C. Valido juan at
Fri Mar 11 02:57:18 UTC 2011

Well. I don't really know what I'm doing but you offer some great
advice, thanks. For an old man I learn fast, I don't mind doing research
and of course RTFM :-)

On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 01:10 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:46:42 +0100, Bas Smeelen <b.smeelen at> wrote:
> > Do you plan to update FreeBSD and installed ports on your servers on a
> > regular basis?
> > Then I would not recommend installing graphical window ports (applications)
> > on these servers, because it can give you a lot of time, work e.g.
> > unnecessary hassle when upgrading/updating.
> I would suggest that, too. Allow me to point out a new
> perspective of the way of use: GUI forces you to work in a
> linear way and pay extra attention. You cannot automate it.
> Depending on what your primary intention is, using CLI
> tools to get rid of "hands on" work may be a better choice.
> This approach of course assumes that you actually KNOW what
> you're doing, but that's a main requirement for any
> administrator. :-)

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