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Date:      Sat, 17 Jun 2000 12:40:47 -0600 (CST)
From:      Ryan Thompson <>
To:        "Rich Sanders Jr." <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Loading an X user session [Was: (no subject)]
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bfd87e$32632320$f429fea9@AddictsGaming.local>

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Rich Sanders Jr. wrote to freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG:

> Ok, i am new to FreeBSD, anyways could someone let me know what command I
> need to type
> so i can boot into the gui interface?
> Thanks In advance!
> Rich Sanders

Hi Rich,

Assuming you have installed the XFree86 distribution (the "gui interface"
of which you speak), and you have picked a good desktop manager (KDE is a
good choice for those coming from Windows), execute the command "startx"
as a regular user to bring up the KDE desktop.

If you DIDN'T install XFree86 or the KDE desktop manager, both can be
installed from the system installer.  If you need help installing and
setting up XFree86 or KDE, we can help you with that, too.

- Ryan

  Ryan Thompson <>
  Systems Administrator, Accounts
  Phone: +1 (306) 664-1161

  SaskNow Technologies
  #106-380 3120 8th St E   Saskatoon, SK  S7H 0W2

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