installed freebsd, kde, now what?

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    All i get is the # prompt, how do I actually start the kde gui?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    run "startx" from the cmd line
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    negative ghostrider. doesn't work. i typed in startkde
    and then i get
    kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
    :wtf:
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    why did you do startkde? you need to do "startx" to start the X server, then load KDE
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    if that doesn't work, try running xdm
     
  6. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    could it be something that i didn't install w/ the Freebsd? If startx doesn't work, does that indicate i need something else?
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    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.
     
  8. zero xeal

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    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.
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    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
     

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