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Date:      Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:47:08 +1030
From:      David Walker <davidianwalker@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Using Gnome ...
Message-ID:  <CABE=bRM+JdUui0eHUngLTpD+NknX99H8CvevxvVJmcupC5s5ug@mail.gmail.com>

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A colleague and I were talking about operating systems and I said, hey
lets install FreeBSD and see what Gnome looks like.
I did an install at work but ran out of time so I brought another
machine home but I'm having trouble.

I burnt an ISO of 9.0 and installed it.

I did a pkg_add ...
# pkg_add -r gnome2
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q1

I tried to enable Gnome by editing /etc/rc.conf ...
gdm_enable="YES"
gnome_enable="YES"
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#full-gnome
Note the difference there.

If I reboot I get a message to the console that gdm is starting but it
goes to a console login.

Is there anything else I need to do?

Best wishes.



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