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Old 09-26-2009
GUI not loading...

I tried FreeBSD VMimage on my VMWare based on XP, but I failed to load the GUI, orI don't know to load the GUI. Terminal is freely working over it.
# 2  
Old 09-26-2009
FreeBSD by default does not come with any GUI.

You most install the X server/client yourself.
Then edit /etc/ttys to configure it at boot time.
# 3  
Old 09-26-2009
If you try "startx" from the command line, do you get an error message, or does a spartan GUI open up? There are GUIs you can install from the command line and they all require 'X' - like mal.exe said - and you have a wide choice: Desktop environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-27-2009
first you have to install it then use it :
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Xorg -configure 
this is to generate gile configuration of your hardware graphic .
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cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
this to copy the file ti the right place .
now type :
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and the login manager will appear but all this done only if you have GNOME or KDE or Xfce Desktop environment .
# 5  
Old 09-27-2009
Latest version of xorg does not need a config file (for most configuration)

You should only create one if you have special needs
# 6  
Old 09-28-2009
i would recommend NOT going the GDM route.
if you want gnome, install gnome2-lite from ports and add the following to rc.conf:

then add "gnome-session" to ~/.xinitrc and run startx.
also set a proper hostname in /etc/hosts.
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