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Date:      Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:34:45 +0900
From:      "Wood, Russell" <Russell.Wood@rac.com.au>
To:        "rythms1" <rythms1@bigpond.com>, <questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   RE: Help
Message-ID:  <D6B5375CBC761B4BAD78E414B4BB55726630CA@mercury.rac.com.au>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of rythms1
> Sent: Friday, 29 December 2006 7:12 AM
> To: questions@FreeBSD.org
> Subject: Help
>=20
> I have try to make a desktop computer just to use BSD as a stand alone
> desktop ...........I had a friend to help and even with his help we
> haven't manage to load up KDE or Gnome.................it was partly
> load up at the begining but it was very slow even with GNome and could
> not find the host .................like I call the computer OGUN , it
> had trouble finding the host,................so I load hte system
again
> it is in a old AMD 700 with over 600 SDRAM memory and a old 16 megs
> NVIDIA video card.............but it should work
> .......................My friend Colin went into TTY to get X11 to
work
> but no luck it work but it took to long to load up as well as getting
> anything to run.................at the end manage to get KDE to run
but
> again to slow and many of the programs didn't work at all still would
> not see the name of the computer OGUN ......................so I went
to
> FREE BSD page had a look and saw what to do after I load the system
> again ..............load everything I could, all the X11 just  to make
> sure...............but since I only know very little comand line not
> like Colin knows lots and works with Debian Linux and makes its own OS
> out of Debian.....he was a bit confuse.....so how can I use the
keyboard
> to turn on
>=20
> ttyv8   "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure...........
> everytime I try to type it in the keyboard it does something else so
is
> any way one has to work with the keyboard to type on for the X11R6
> to work.
> I just wanna use BSD so I can get use to it, and then use it on my
other
> boxes ,I got with Debian linux Colin say that BSD is more secure
> than Debian linux so I like to try it . Can you please give some hints
in
> how to make it work as a desktop at home and surf the net and burn
cd's
> that all I want to do and word as well
> but for now I only want the desktop running.
>=20
>=20
> Julio  :-(

This is the sort of post I'd expect from a Bigpond luser.

Read: http://www.freebsd.org/

Regards,
Russell Wood


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