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Old 10-28-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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I'm pretty new to BSD, I just installed it, and I don't know anything about it. I noticed it is a lot different than most Linux distros. How can I auto start X? and when i start X I get an error that says /dev/sound/mixer couldn't be found. any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2003, 11:20 PM   #2
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I'm pretty new to BSD, I just installed it, and I don't know anything about it. I noticed it is a lot different than most Linux distros. How can I auto start X? and when i start X I get an error that says /dev/sound/mixer couldn't be found. any help would be appreciated.

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1). For one thing lets make sure you understand BSD is not linux

2). For xdm , edit /etc/ttys, look for the line containing the string xdm, and change "off" to "on". To use startx, you will need to install the xwrapper port, because on FreeBSD, the X Server run's without the suid bit set (for security reasons).

To start it automatically, you could put a script into /usr/local/etc/rc.d (look at the existing ones there for reference).

3). What kind of soundcard? What desktop enviroment? Have you recompiled your kernel to add sound support?

4). What BDS? Open? Free? Net? lainOS?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 02:25 PM   #3
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ok, I'm using FreeBSD 5.1, and I get that error on GNOME. I haven't yet recompiled my kernel, but I will do so. I'm using a SoundBlaster Live! Value card. thank you for your help I'll try to recompile my kernel.

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