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only # displayed can not start windows
« on: May 23, 2004, 01:54:26 PM »
Hi I just moved from windows to freebsd. I installed xfree86 the latest version. Only now when i try to use the graphical user interfaces to configure it it fails. Is there a way to have freebsd automaticly start in windows instead of the #. In linux i can automaticly start in a specific run level which enables me to automaticly go to windows?
Roger Verma


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Re: only # displayed can not start windows
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2004, 11:02:11 AM »

I remember reading that Linux variant can start in GUI while FreeBSD cannot.

In Linux, u can configure such that after booting up, it'll present with a GUI for userID n passwd. After entering correctly, u'll go into a GUI environment.

In FreeBSD, after booting up u can only see the command line n enter your passwd from there. I remem after i configure the xwindows, I type startx to start the GUI program.

Well, FreeBSD is known to be less user-friendly than Linux. U can visit specialised FreeBSD forums n newsgroup to learn more. 1 of the must go website: http://www.freebsd.org/