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Old 06-10-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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[freeBSD] startx


hi all. i got a problem with the x windows server:
when i launch "startx" it doesn't work because of an error occurred with /dev/io

i've set up everything with xf86config but it still doesn't work

thanks everyone for help
 
Old 06-10-2004, 04:30 PM   #2
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Ok first try this as root.

# XFree86 -configure
# cp XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config

Then become your normal user and try to 'startx' again.

If this does not work post your full error message. Meaning everything...
 
Old 06-12-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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i managed to solve the isuue by reinstalling all

thanx however..

ah.. just to don't look as a spammer, can you answer here to another question?

when i try to install, e.g. OpenOffice i get this:

Can't find program 'Delete'

in fact i noticed that i only have a source-code named delete.h
is the code of that program? and how can i compile it (is there any C compiler with freeBSD .50 CD?)

thanks
 
Old 06-12-2004, 09:35 AM   #4
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you can get open office here

http://projects.imp.ch/openoffice/
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:00 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by PEACEDOG
you can get open office here

http://projects.imp.ch/openoffice/
the issue isn't related with open office, but with each program i try to install

thanks
 
Old 06-13-2004, 12:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by MD3
the issue isn't related with open office, but with each program i try to install

thanks
as root
#cd /usr/ports
then pick a folder with what you want/need
cd to that folder all the way in until you can see distfiles etc...
then
#make install clean

To install from packadges

as root
#pkg_add -r thingyouwanttoinstallsname
 
Old 06-14-2004, 01:42 PM   #7
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tnx stack i love you
 
Old 06-14-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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Heh well that is what we are here for Showing you how simple FreeBSD actually is
 
Old 06-15-2004, 05:47 AM   #9
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i noticed freebsd is very easy for newbies.. the installation took about 30 mins

but i also noticed some incompatibility, e.g. i can't use my USB dsl modem... or my sound card... and i still don't know why.

a friend told me that, but suse or red hat, aother linux distros doesn't support anything that isn't COM1, COM2 or LPT ... :-\

bye and thanks
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:35 AM   #10
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for the sound card look here

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...und-setup.html

it's fairly straight forward, just follow step by step, shouldn't be a problem.
good luck.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 11:17 AM   #11
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There are also some good tutorials here:

5.x.x :
http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/show...threadid=19095

4.x:
http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/show...threadid=19093
 
Old 06-15-2004, 03:09 PM   #12
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thanks :-x
 
Old 06-19-2004, 08:00 AM   #13
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hey Stack i am having ports problems
everytime i try to fetsh something it gives me errors
like now i am trying to install gmake
i goto the dir etc and do pkg_add gmake-3.80.tgz
it dus thinbgs like
ftp:// urls lots of them
and givesme a fetch error can someone helpme ?
i have a GlobalSpan Virata TopcomWebr@cer 850 USB modem
Adsl
 
Old 06-19-2004, 09:50 AM   #14
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Post the errors. You might have a checksum error or something else.

Unless you cant access the internet at all it will not be your modems fault.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 04:25 AM   #15
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i am using VMware and its not my modems fault
but when i do sysinstall and install packages there it does pkg_add also and it works there
 
  


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