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Old 08-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
jakethedog
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How do I install gnome on NetBSD 5 after a fresh install.


I just downloaded the latest version of NetBSD (5.1). I tried installing gnome a couple of times but I started getting allot of errors and gave up. So does anybody know a good way on how to install Gnome on NetBSD?

Right now, I Don't have any Desktop Environment installed, so when I type in "startx" nothing happens.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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It's been 3 days & you're out of auto-bumps, I might as well jump in.

Disclaimer: I ssh into the occasional FreeBSD box, but I have never installed any of them; what I am offering is general troubleshooting:
  1. May we assume the base install went well & you now have CLI access?
  2. What instructions/manual/tutorial did you use?
  3. Step by step, what did you do?
  4. What were the errors?
  5. When, i.e at what step, did they appear?
  6. Did you Google them?
  7. If Gnome isn't possible, would would KDE, XFCE, LXDE, fluxbox, etc. do instead?

Feel free to number your answers w/o having to repeat my questions.

HTH.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Is this the planned VM installation you mentioned in another recent thread? -- That might be crucial info [edit] for your potential helpers [/edit].

Last edited by archtoad6; 09-05-2011 at 10:13 AM. Reason: clarify
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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I'd add to the above queries:

Be sure to read through the NetBSD Guide if you haven't already. Topics like X and package installation are covered in detail there.
 
Old 09-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Ok, I Have doing more research and I found out that NetBSD doesn't connect automatically to the internet, and It has to be connected manually, How do I do that. Also do I have to have to do something to get pkgsrc working, Do I have to put in any commands to get it working, and yes this is my planned VM from the other thread.
Also I Have been checking out that guide and I Found a how to install gnome right here http://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/gnome.html
 
  


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