$DISPLAY not set

Paul Cartwright pbcartwright at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 19:13:54 UTC 2014

On 12/01/2014 01:41 PM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> > am I missing something?
> Well, you're missing the FreeBSD documentation, which is a lot better
> than a random Google result.
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html
right, I should have followed that first..
> Or you might want to try PCBSD (www.pcbsd.org) which will require a lot
> less understanding of what is going on (at the cost, as usual, of giving
> you a lot less choice, at least initially).
no,no, I've used UNIX in the past, but it has been linux for the last 10
years.. just a little rusty..
> The "exec startkde" is supposed to go in your .xinitrc file, in which
> case you would start X with the "startx" command.
right, I understand the .xinitrc, but I wanted it to work first..

>> > I do have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I did do the X -configure.
> Usually unnecessary, and not a great idea unless it is necessary.
ok, I'll check out the freebsd pages, and I'll let you know. thanks!

Paul Cartwright
Registered Linux User #367800 and new counter #561587

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