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Date:      Thu, 24 Feb 2005 15:28:12 -0500
From:      Steve Tremblett <sjt@cisco.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Window managers
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> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:52:35 +0100, Anthony Atkielski
> <atkielski.anthony@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Chuck Swiger writes:
> > 
> > > It's not hard.  "pkg_delete -xf kde" or "pkg_delete -xf gnome".
> > >
> > > [ You might want to be a little more selective than using such a wildcard,
> > > however, although if you've got the precompiled packages handy, reinstalling
> > > something again is not a big deal if you need a dependency. ]
> > 
> > Where is gnome?  I can't find anything that looks like it among the
> > packages.  All I found was something to "insert GNOME menus into window
> > manager," or something like that.

There is a simple path to getting up and running.

1 - install X11.  There is a single port (/usr/ports/x11/xorg) which
will install all the required packages.

2 - config X11.  Use xorgconfig and come up with a basic functional
config (it will reside in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xorg.conf).  There is a
manpage for xorg.conf so once you have the basic one it is probably
easier to tweak it in a text editor to iron out the kinks.  The xorg
manpage should point you to related manpages.

3 - install gnome.  Also simple - install /usr/ports/x11/gnome2 and
you'll get all the packages.

You can install gdm (see /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/) to start X/gnome at boot
time.  Alternatively, make a .xinitrc file in your home directory
containing a call to "gnome-session" and run "startx".

good luck




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