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Date:      Wed, 7 Feb 1996 16:16:14 +1100 (EST)
From:      Anthony Hill <ahill@interconnect.com.au>
To:        Tom Roberts <72110.765@compuserve.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 2.1 instructions
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.91.960207154526.22041G-100000@tulpi.interconnect.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <960207013927_72110.765_CHR207-2@CompuServe.COM>

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On 6 Feb 1996, Tom Roberts wrote:

> 
> I finally got my FreeBSD 2.1 to install with no probs. (MthrBrd BIOS update
> fixed it)
> 
> Where should I look, specifically, for info on how to use the man pages, what 

If you have the man pages installed and working - you type 'man subject', 
try 'man man'.

> other editor to use (not vi), how to configure the PATH environment to include

Well you are going to have to use 'vi' to get a few things done, however 
pico is a good (easy) editor that comes as part of the pine port. (look 
in the ports tree under mail on ftp.freebsd.org  (they are also on the CD 
somewhere if you have that.)

> the current dir. in it? 

It is in fact considered a security risk to put the current dir in your 
path, although I feel it does not matter as long as you are not root. 
Just add ./ to your path.

> Also, it seems when I type "X" something happens, the screen goes blank, but I
> see the mouse crosshairs. I have a Diamond Stealth 64 VRAM (w/2MB) S3-964,
> a Samsung 15GLi (31-65kHz Hor.) (50-120Hz Ver.) I put all these in when I
> configured XFree86. What could the prob. be?

Use the script '/usr/X11R6/bin/startx' to start X.

Sounds like you need a good "UNIX for beginners book" - there are lots of 
good ones about. The are also web pages in /usr/local/doc/FAQ , and 
/usr/local/doc/handbook. You will need to install netscape of lynx read 
these properly. The latest versions of the handbook and the FAQ are 
avalible at http://www.freebsd.org/


Anthony



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