Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Valence, Feb 18, 2004.
All i get is the # prompt, how do I actually start the kde gui?
run "startx" from the cmd line
negative ghostrider. doesn't work. i typed in startkde
and then i get
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
why did you do startkde? you need to do "startx" to start the X server, then load KDE
if that doesn't work, try running xdm
could it be something that i didn't install w/ the Freebsd? If startx doesn't work, does that indicate i need something else?
Did you install XFree86 or X Windows? You need X to run anything graphical on a Unix box. If "startx" and "xinit" don't do anything, then chances are you didn't install it.
you also have to configure them, wich can be easy, but can be a nightmare from hell,
if you really want a firm grasp on freebsd, wich i might add is my favorite os, buy a book, i bought freebsd unleashed and learned a shitload.
first get all your hardware info - like what video card you have and what vertical and horizontal sync settings your monitor supports. check here for compatibility for the version of X you installed. http://www.xfree86.org/support.html
then run xf68config and answer all the questions. finally, try startx and if it loads, you have properly configured xwindows. to make it start kde, you need to do:
echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc
and when you enter "startx" you should start kde