FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Guido Falsi mad at
Thu Sep 4 15:07:37 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 08:58:27AM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> I hope everyone realizes that I am not trying to "de-server" FreeBSD.  I 
> just remember how daunting it was for me to get X setup when all I  
> wanted to use was a web browser when I was new to it all.
> The early BSD releases had a simple check box to add X support and it  
> all just worked.  That was COOL.  That is what I am hoping to get back  
> into BSD.

But setting X up now is perhaps even harder than what it used to be, and
common user expectation are higher. You can't get away by just
installing a vesa server...People would telle you it's slow, they would
expect the system to already accelerated drivers, if available.

Sure Vesa Xserver is more than enough for firefox....But newbies need to
understand they will have to manually tweak xorg.conf anyway if they
want a really working X setup.

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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