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Old 25th August 2010
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Default Installing KDE

Hello, Im new to freebsd and wanted to get my feet wet on this OS.

I installed kde from the ports but kdm start == command not found
startx == command not found.

evne when i try /usr/local/etc/rc.d/kdm start == command not found

Basically I have a command prompt and would like KDE.

No matter what i try to execute it says it cannot be found.
The freebsd did create and populate /usr/local/kde4/bin but there is no startx or startkde in that directory

I have downloaded and installed
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/re...86-dvd1.iso.gz

Thanks in advance

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Did you install xorg?

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Old 26th August 2010
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thanks for the response, that got kde working

Now I am having a problem with the resolution. The ONLY resolution i have in the combo box available in kde is 1280x760 (i think its 760). My monitor is capable of 2560x1440.

Does anyone know how I can get this resolution, I know the video card will support it since I ran this resolution in windoze.
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Old 26th August 2010
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Did you generate a xorg.conf file? You must add this to it:
Code:
Section "Screen"
    [...]
    DefaultDepth  24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport 0 0
        Depth 24
        Modes "2560x1440"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 26th August 2010
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i read that turorial but i never could find the xorg.conf or the xorg executable
if i type Xorg in the command prompt i get a not found error.
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i read that turorial but i never could find the xorg.conf or the xorg executable
if i type Xorg in the command prompt i get a not found error.
Then re-read that handbook page and my post. xorg.conf does not exist by default, you *create* it. And you cannot find the "xorg executable" because it is Xorg with a capital X. Filenames are case sensitive in *nix.
If you get a Command not found. error, then you still have not installed Xorg. This page should help with that.

EDIT: or maybe you have installed it but the database has not been refreshed. In that case use # rehash and try again.
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Old 26th August 2010
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ok ill reread it and try recreating that file inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf

thanks for the help
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Old 27th August 2010
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FreeBSD + KDE ready to go -> http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/12/26/
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