Kubuntu v.s. PC-BSD

I thought I would share this:http://userimages.ittoolbox.com/user/s_964720.jpgKubuntu v.s. PC-BSDDru (http://www.ittoolbox.com/profiles/dlavigne6) (SysAdmin, Technical Writer, Technical Trainer) Posted 8/18/2007Comments (http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/kubuntu-vs-pcbsd-18431#comments) ( ...

clean ubuntu karmic install, and display manager hangs, or says external is unknown .

i really dont know what else to tell you, i began having problems with my external monitor showing up as unknown, and giving me weird res choices, like wide screen and stuff.i wanted to reinstall though, there were some things i wanted to try from a fresh install. i figured now was a good time.but u ...

Ubuntu GNOME display manager hanging install?

Ubuntu Fans :popcorn:Have been trying this install about a half dozen times now only to have the system hang when checking the display manager as best I can figure. I am using the Ubuntu Live 810iso which has required restoring my winXP partition between installs. So I get this popup saying "Di ...

Ubuntu Boot failure on "GNOME Display Manager"

So, Ubuntu N00b here.I formatted my XP box and installed 9.04 from a disc recently and things have gone swimmingly. My video card is an older ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 512MB which is no longer supported. Not knowing that, I tried a few driver setups while Ubuntu was working. No luck, but my box kept on g ...

Ubuntu kdm-kde4 as default display manager causes Xserver crash

I recently installed KDE4.1 in parallel to Gnome and KDE3.5. I decided KDE4.1, despite its many bugs, was stable enough to use as my default desktop environment and it has worked pretty well.The other that, if I am going with KDE4.1, I might as well make kdm-kde4 my default display manager instead o ...

Ubuntu HP Omnibook XT6200 "hangs" after loading display manager

As the topic states my fathers HP Omnibook XT6200 "hangs" after loading display manager. I've tried installing Ubuntu 7.04 (which worked just fine, but is out of date, so I can't do any updates and installing on it)/8.04 (not working after dipslay manager load)/8.10 (not working after dips ...

Ubuntu PC-BSD: seems to be nice!

Hello, PC-BSD 1.0 was released today! :D From their website, http://www.pcbsd.org :PC-BSD has as its goal to be an easy to install and use desktop OS, which is built on the FreeBSD operating system. To accomplish this, it currently has a graphical installation, which will enable even UNIX novices to ...

Ubuntu 11.10 How to boot without X server or display manager.

In Ubuntu 11.04 and previous, I was able to configure GRUB so that I could boot into a virtual terminal without starting the display manager or the X server. Basically, I followed the first set of instructions in this thread:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9644518#post9644518And everything ...

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Hai,When I start the system, sometimes I get login prompt and sometimes I get KDM display manager. I dont know why is this happening? How Should I fix this problem so that I should get GUI, whenever I start the machine. ...

display manager issue

i've spend lof of time on an issue with my display manager :i m using etch and xserver-xorg 6.9.Here is the problem :at the end of the kernel's boot, kdm daemon is launched '/etc/rc2.d/S99kdm'the daemon is turning on but i got a black screen.But when i go back in a tty, log as root, i relaunch the s ...

could not start the Display Manager

after "emerge portage", system responds there are 86 config files in /etc need updating and 95 config files in /usr/share/X11/xkb need updating , I run the command "etc-update", everything seems fine, but when I reboot Gentoo, I can not enter Gnome and get the error message ...

KDE Vs Gnome login display manager

I had intially chosen Kde display manager to bring up the login display. After looking at the display manager of Gnome I wanted to have it as my permanent login display. I am not able to change the Kde login display to Gnome login display even after making the changes in the root a/c(which was intia ...

Gnome Display Manager Doesnt Work...

I am trying to install a login theme to gnome but there is a problem. i opened the terminal and logged in as root then started gnome display manager but after its splash screen this error comes:There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background s ...

Suse 9.3 changes my Display Manager settings

I have a dual monitor set up and when ever I make a change to the 2nd monitor it resets my Display Manager to XDM and I have to go back in and change it to KDE and then reboot the box. Why?Also I have talked to others without dual monitors that have had this setting reset for them also. They are the ...

Trying to mount PC-BSD on Suse 10

I have installed PC-BSD on a suitable primary partition and am trying to get it to mount on booting SuSE 10.2.The command:mount -t ufs <device> <media> -o ufstype=ufs2works fine. mtab then says:/dev/sda3 /linux/PC-BSD ufs rw,ufstype=ufs2 0 0(which is pleasing as it can indeed rw, somethi ...

KDE Login and Display Manager

I am running OpenSuse 11.0 with KDE 4.1.2. I have been updating KDE 4 via Yast on a regular basis. I have the KDE Factory repository added but auto updates do not occur for KDE 4, thus I update manually.Can someone clarify which package is necessary to upgrade for KDE 4? Thus far I have been updatin ...

ATI Control Center & Ubuntu display manager

I have an Ati video that takes charge of my dual screen.After an update from karmic koala, my ubuntu display manager is enable.I guess having the ACC and the ubuntu display manager makes my windows response slow.How can I can I disable the ubuntu display manager and keep only my Ati Control Center ? ...

How to change Default Display Manager ???

i have Kubuntu installed. default display manager was 'kdm'. i installed 'gdm' yesterday. after installation, Adept asked to choose default session manager. i selected 'gdm'. its working good but i dont like it. now i want to revert back to kdm. dont know how ???please help. i want kdm back.TIAsandr ...

gnome display manager fails to load

hiI wanted to install skype, so i followed the instructions on this site :https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skypeand because i have an amd64, i installed the i386 files and i386 librarieslibdbus-1.3, libqt4-core, libqt4-gui,skype worked nicely!but i closed skype and continued using my ubuntu, but th ...

Ubuntu Lightweight display manager that allows automatic login?

What is the most lightweight display manager that will allow automatic-login? ...

Unplugged computer, now getting black screen. Error? (not starting k display manager

This is pretty odd.I have had 8.04 since it came out and it has functioned just fine until today. I reorganized my desk including unplugging power, NW, UPS. Upon rebottong, the display was shifted way to the left. Tweaking the settings in system settings and the monitor seemed to correct the issue f ...

configuring display manager

i have recently downloaded kde4 and i selected kdm as the display manager , how do i change it to gdm again...i have already used the "help" in gdm but it dint work... ...

GNOME Display manager isn't working

Hi, my GNOME Display manager also isn't working. When I try to run "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" (or stop), it says "fail". When I try running 'startx', I get this:Code: ...

Ubuntu Display Manager fails to load

Trying to move from Opensuse to Ubuntu but can't get system to load Display Manager. CD Live works normal but when I do an install, I end up at the virtual terminal. Don't know where to go from here. ...

Ubuntu Opening the display-manager through the terminal.

** spoiler-alert ** I actually just have to know how i open the diplay managing program through the terminal. Explination below.This is spooky. I tried to connect my monitor to my TV and the result was a little disturbing. I think that i in the process chose the, now not connected, other monitor as ...

Another glance at PC-BSD

When I first heard PC-BSD was available, I thought it was a great idea for the desktop/user side. I loved the idea of PC-BSD. Finally non-linux distro with the stability and organization of BSD that is a gui from the beginning and has a good installer.Then I installed it on vmware and it didn't real ...

DesktopBSD or PC-BSD

I'm going to be testing DesktopBSD and PC-BSD soon and wanted to ask if anyone has any opinions or Pros & Cons for the two. ...

PC BSD and Desktop BSD

From what I can tell in my quick scanning of the topic titles in this thread, most people who have tried out a BSD have been working with FreeBSD. If you are looking for a really easy way to use a BSD, and specifically FreeBSD as your desktop OS, take a look at the PC BSD and Desktop BSD projects. B ...

PC-BSD partitions

Installed PC-BSD in my computer without problems, then booted to my fedora core 5 to change grub.conf (booted just fine) I wante to create some partitions with gparted but when it opens it doesn't recognizes any partition and set everything to any partitions and just shows as unallocated space.Help! ...

diference among freeBSD net BSD and PC BSD

what is the difference among freeBSD net BSD and PC BSD?are they all free?which would be the best for me?i love slackware and gentoo if that helps!!! ...

PC-BSD on LiveCD?

Anyone know where I can find a LiveCD version of PC-BSD? I've created a USB version, but for the life of me can't get it to load on the two boxes on which I've tried. I'm thinking a LiveCD version may be my next step.Many ...

Networking windows 7 64bit with 32 bit PC-BSD

Im new to any type of Linux base operating system. I currently running Windows 7 64bit on lets say my main computer and iam a dialup user (no choice) since PC-BSD 8.1 cant be connected via dialup i'm trying to connect thru my windows 7 machine(gateway). It seems that windows machine doesnt recognize ...

PC-BSD ruined it..

I installed PC-BSD while having Ubuntu and WinXP on. Now the BSD bootloader is so messed up by default, I can only boot from disk or into what it calls "DOS" which is WinXP. It has Linux in Option 'F3' and nothing on 'F2'...However when I press F3 nothing happens. So I can't even boot into ...

PC-BSD boot

I know this is forum is for linux, but BSD os are close to linux, anywayWhile booting PC-BSD i get "Enter full path of the shell" or something close to that.What should I do! ...

multi boot, grub, PC-BSD, how-to ?

I've searched a lot on google on how to start PC-BSD from grub. But the two most common suggestions don't work.Here are my Harddisks:w+ww.ryu.at/hddgrub.jpg w+ww.ryu.at/hddgrub2.jpgfirst HDD first partition = WinXPsecond HDD first partition = Ubuntusecond HDD first partition = PC-BSDgrub is installe ...

Ubuntu change display manager

I've a little question, how do I change my display manager? ...

Ubuntu HELP: Can't Boot: "Not Starting K Display Manager (kdm-kde4)

OK,I'm running Kubuntu 8.10 on a HP compaq nx7010 laptop.When booting I now get the message:grep: /user/lib/kde4/etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc: no such file or directoryNot starting K Display Manager (kdm-kde4); it is not the default display managerI can only guess that this is attributed to me installing an A ...

Ubuntu Default display manager isn't set

When I boot up my computer it finishes the boot splash but then drops a terminal for me to log into. I can start GDM by cd-ing to /etc/init.d/ and then "sudo gdm start"; if I try to start GDM just by "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" it says "Not starting GDM: it is not the defau ...

Ubuntu Login Manager and display manager

Hi. After installing KDE4 my login screen and start up pictures became like Kubuntu instead of ubuntu. When I click the login manager it says that the display manager is KDE4 instead of GNOME, my question is how would I change the display manager back to gnome? ...

Display Manager: set manually

I've googled my brains out over this. I once figured out how to do this in Slackware (found which file to edit).I'm on Gentoo now and I want to know what file I can edit to change my display manager.I'd also like to know how to do this is Debian and Slackware. ...

New kid on the block: PC-BSD

This isn't a full-fledged review (hence the title isn't "My Experience with..."), since I wasn't able to completely run this OS through its paces. I just had an interesting first impression and thought I'd share it, for what it's worth.I ran across PC-BSD yesterday on DistroWatch, and sinc ...

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PC-BSD is the one to try

PC-BSD 1.5.1 AvailablePC-BSD is built upon FreeBSD and it is an attempt to bring a consumer look and feel to the FreeBSD environment. FreeBSD is a terrific server based operating system, and it is powerful and flexible enough to use as a desktop operating system as well, but for the casual user, Fre ...

PC-BSD 7.1 - Galileo Edition Released

Does everyone know that there was a new release of PC-BSD on April 10th, 2009?PC-BSD - HomePC-BSD 7.1 - Galileo Edition Released ...

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Fed up with the overhead of gdm and kdm, and the instability of qingy and slim, I sat down recently and began working on a project dubbed CDM - the Console Display Manager. CDM is a (relatively) full-featured display manager written in pure bash. But how many features can you put in a bash display m ...

PC-BSD 8 RC2 Released

PC-BSD 8.0-RC2 was released. pcbsd.org ...

PC-BSD 8 Released

PC-BSD 8 released.It won't let me post URLs yet, so just go to pcbsd dot org.This distro is one of the fastest growing open source distros. ...

Ubuntu How do I mount UFS?(PC-BSD(FreeBSD))

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Ubuntu How can I change the X display manager?

How can I change the x display manager? I know that this is only the login screen, and that I am likely nuts for asking, but say I want gnome (or custom since I use compiz?) to be the default session but have the kde login (since it looks nicer). ...

Ubuntu Desktop and Display manager list

I am getting used to installing my own desktop environment and display manager. I have looked through a few of them but I was wondering if a list could be (or has been) made for these.Ones that I have found so far:Desktop EnvironmentsGNOMEKDEopenboxblackboxfluxboxwaimeaLXDEXFCEawesome--------------D ...