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Guwamba 01-15-2010 06:36 AM

New in Linux (FreeBSD Installation)
 
Hi all,

Im from a windows environment, (MCSA and more) and having real hardship successfully installing FreeBSD 7.2. I just cant seem to install FreeBSD until beatifull splash screen.

I can get until to X11 (as i'm told) but typing startx. from there my keyboard and mouse don't work.

Please help...

( i easily installed Ubuntu, set up email and updates. I really didn't have hustles with Ubuntu.)

Samotnik 01-15-2010 08:28 AM

Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for errors (lines beginning with "EE").

Tinkster 01-15-2010 04:57 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <*BSD> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

flatdog 01-16-2010 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guwamba (Post 3827420)
Hi all,

Im from a windows environment, (MCSA and more) and having real hardship successfully installing FreeBSD 7.2. I just cant seem to install FreeBSD until beatifull splash screen.
I can get until to X11 (as i'm told) but typing startx. from there my keyboard and mouse don't work.
Please help...

I think your X needs to be configured. Please, read this carefully: X11 Configuration, it helped me and many others a lot.
Good luck.

vigol 01-17-2010 02:16 PM

Tip1
Add these lines to /etc/rc.conf
If : Just a default xorg-7.4_2
Code:

hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"

If : You're using Gnome2
Code:

gnome_enable="YES"
If : You're running KDE4
Code:

hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"
local_startup="${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"
kdm4_enable="YES"

Tip 2
Alwayes send your xorg.conf entirely(with the exceptions of comments)
Tip 3
There's two type of free implementation of X11 -- current release
XFree86™ 4.4RC2 && Xorg 7.4
As of FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE, the default flavor of X11 was changed to Xorg (Hot/Relax Licence!)
Tip 4
Starting with version 7.4, Xorg use HAL to autodetect keyboards and mice (Above Solution)
Tip 5
FreeBSD IS NOT Linux. Maxiumum differences are in kernel && base system, and a average but important differnce in third-party app/util compiling/installing.
So, If you want to use freeBSD you must review it's manuals from scratch.

Alexvader 01-17-2010 03:31 PM

Hi Vigol

Does FBSD 8.0 support the Broadcom BCM 4312 wireless NIC...? and 64 bit support for Nvidia GPU...?

BRGDS

Alex

vigol 01-17-2010 03:43 PM

Then you must either reboot, or run:

Code:

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus start
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald start


vigol 01-18-2010 12:36 AM

x11/nvidia-driver-195.22
 
Broadcom BCM 4312 wireless NIC
The bwi(4) driver supports Broadcom BCM43xx based wireless devices:

Apple Airport Extreme
Apple Airport Extreme
ASUS WL-138g
Buffalo WLI-CB-G54S
Buffalo WLI-PCI-G54S
Compaq R4035 onboard
Dell Wireless 1470
Dell Truemobile 1400
HP nx6125
Linksys WPC54G Ver 3
Linksys WPC54GS Ver 2
TRENDnet TEW-401PCplus
US Robotics 5411

>>64 bit support for Nvidia GPU<<
NVidia binary drivers for hardware OpenGL rendering
in X, using the GLX extensions
x11/nvidia-driver-195.22
NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-195.22.tar.gz
Supported Architectures:i386 && amd64

It features x86-64 (amd64)
support. In order to use this driver release, your system will need to have
either FreeBSD 7-STABLE after 702106 or FreeBSD 8.0 and above.

Both the FreeBSD/x86 and FreeBSD/x86-64 driver packages include 32-bit Linux
ABI compatibility libraries; 64-bit Linux libraries may be included with a
future release (when support for Linux/x86-64 compatibility is added to
FreeBSD/amd64). The FreeBSD/x86-64 package does not include the FreeBSD/x86
OpenGL libraries; however, the libraries shipped with the FreeBSD/x86 driver
package have been tested on FreeBSD/x86-64.

Port was updated to serve both versions seamlessly. No need to specify
anything to distinguish between architectures.


amd64 (EM64T) (x86-64)

AMD Athlon 64
AMD Opteron
Multi-core Intel Xeon processors except Sossaman
The single-core Intel Xeon processors “Nocona”, “Irwindale”, “Potomac”, and “Cranford”
All Intel Core 2 (not Core Duo) and later processors
All Intel Pentium D processors
Intel Pentium 4s and Celeron Ds using the “Cedar Mill” core
Some Intel Pentium 4 and Celeron D that using the “Prescott” core

ia64
Itanium
Itanium 2

Supported chipsets
HP zx1
Intel 460GX
Intel E8870

blackweaver 01-20-2010 08:34 AM

normally whenever i have that kind of problem i just edit the xorg.conf file; in the serverflags section i make sure the AllowEmptyInput option is set to false i.e.

Option AllowEmptyInput false

whixh will make sure the keyboard and mouse are never disabled

Guwamba 01-22-2010 01:37 AM

Thanks guys, I certainly will try out your suggestions.
Currently my machine is downloading a whole lot of stuff (ports) from ftp://freeBSD.org. This is because someone sad I do not have any files under X11 in my hard disk. THe unfortunate part is that its taking days to complete the download :-(


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