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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2004 09:29:03 -0500
From:      "Kliment Andreev" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Re: Two unrelated questions
Message-ID:  <005501c3d461$7024ec10$>
References:  <000201c3d45f$41053db0$6501a8c0@carson>

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> 2)  I have installed freebsd 4.9  on my Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop, when I
> try to configure XFree86 I have to use the text based tool.  After doing
> that, when I run startx I get a grainy desktop that almost covers my
> but not quite, and has only a clock window, a login window, and an xterm
> window, and nothing else.  Where am I going wrong?

You didn't install some of the window managers. Log as root and

# cd /stand
# ./sysinstall

Choose Post-Configure XFree86 or something and install KDE, Gnome or
something similar.

# rehash
# startx

It should work...

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