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Old 23rd August 2009
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Default A Newbie to PC-BSD having problems with display/or Installing a WM with FreeBSD

This forum seems pretty... how shall I say it, "experienced BSD users who shun silly Windoze users and know how to do everything in the shell."

I was directed here by a member of the PC-BSD, apologies if I'm a silly Windoze loving person who has little to no experience with BSD in general.

OK: here is the repost from the PC-BSD forums:

"Hi! As the title shows, I'm a newbie to BSD (sort of comfortable with linux). I've just installed PC-BSD on an extremely old Dell Latitude D600, with a failing HD; to remedy this, I installed PC-BSD on an external USB HD. Anyways, when I get to the intitial display settings window, I specify 1024x768 (or whatever it is) but whatever option I have tried, and whether I press apply or skip, I end up stuck a the
Determining monitor refresh rate capabilities...
Please wait.. Start X-Configuration Utility
Using saved /usr/PCBSD/xorg-gui/conf/xorg.conf.basic from install...
Please wait... Starting X...

screen. Please help!

Thanks in advance!


I know this is kind of double posting, but if you guys think that it would be better / or could direct me to a simple resource for installing a Window manager on FreeBSD, I would greatly appreciate it.

I'm sorry if my post shouldn't really go in this forum
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