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I'm finally making some progress in installing and even got the X11 initial screen working , but... the next thing I should do (following FreeBSD 6 Unleashed-book, though I installed FreeBSD 7) is
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what I get there is
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xorgfcfg command not found
I got real brave and went for xorgconfig (Handbook 5.4.2) instead, though it did say:
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"...is a console utility that is less user friendly, but it may work in situations where the other tools do not."
I followed all steps as good as I could (do know horizontal and vertical monitor numbers, but no idea of videocard) and ended up being denied permission to access the newly made file.

I wouldn't mind doing the install again, but I don't know how to get past that
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xorgfcfg command not found
without having to deal with the "less user friendly"-option (where I also have to "guess" a number for video card memory.
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Give xorgconfig a try
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Wait... If you have the initial X11 screen working, what are you trying to do now? If Xorg starts up for you, you would appear to have a working xorg.conf file already.

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ehm... that's just what I did
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Wait... If you have the initial X11 screen working, what are you trying to do now? If Xorg starts up for you, you would appear to have a working xorg.conf file already.

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Actually it's the "test screen" I had working, indicating that Xorg configuration is working, but... the book goes on to say there's more configuration to do to get a more full-fledged X11.
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@Lazy, I just read your first post in this thread; I hope you can see why it's fairly confusing. It jumps around all over the place in a non-chronological order.

I think by a full-fledged X11 environment, you're probably referring to a DE. This is covered in the FreeBSD Handbook in 5.7 Desktop Environments.
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...I think by a full-fledged X11 environment, you're probably referring to a DE...
Not really (although in the end of course that is the purpose, yes).
I was quoting again from the FreeBSD Unleashed-book, and interpreted it as that simply having the test screen for X11 working is not sufficient to have a proper GUI.

BTW I did enter
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startx
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I'm finally making some progress in installing and even got the X11 initial screen working , but... the next thing I should do (following FreeBSD 6 Unleashed-book, though I installed FreeBSD 7) is
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# xorgcfg -textmode
Having never read this book, I don't understand why it would tell you to use xorgcfg after you have the X11 initial screen working. Using xorgcfg is used to setup X to get the initial screen. What does it says xorgcfg -textmode is going to do for you?

What you need to do is what anomie suggest and setup a Desktop Environment as that is what you referred to as the GUI.
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Having never read this book, I don't understand why it would tell you to use xorgcfg after you have the X11 initial screen working. Using xorgcfg is used to setup X to get the initial screen. What does it says xorgcfg -textmode is going to do for you?

What you need to do is what anomie suggest and setup a Desktop Environment as that is what you referred to as the GUI.
My mistake to use that term "initial", but I already re-phrased it earlier as "test screen" (grey with an X in the middle, where the X can be moved by mouse).
The "initial screen" as I see figured in the book is "...running under the bare-bones TWM window manager".
I never got that far though.

It's probably best I leave this a day and try again tomorrow with /usr/sbin/sysinstall and a fresher head
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It would maybe be more appropriate to read the manpage about xorg
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?q...EASE+and+Ports
than any printed book (apparently for xorg 6.9).
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It would maybe be more appropriate to read the manpage about xorg
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?q...EASE+and+Ports
than any printed book (apparently for xorg 6.9).
It's not just "any" printed book afaik; the reviews I've read were very positive.

I did read another chapter meanwhile btw, about "advanced X11 configuration" and re-did the xorgconfig-tool according to this chapter's supposedly correct guidelines - one word: errors... (edit: I should add I have no idea about my videocard memory, and thus shouldn't blame the book!)

I will look at those man-pages tomorrow though!
Thanks for the link.
edit: all solved meanwhile; had someone at the house who fixed it in a few minutes :-)
he was in such a hurry though that it was to fast to make notes :-(

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