On Tuesday 15 February 2005 12:23 pm, Peterhin wrote:First off, welcome to the wonderful world of CLI. Don't get frustrated> On February 15, 2005 12:09, you wrote:>> > On Tuesday 15 February 2005 10:55 am, Peterhin wrote:> >> > > I have just installed Freebsd 5.3 using a standard install, with
> > > all packages, and ports.
> > >
> > > When I go to Configure X (as per the handbook 2.9.12) using
> > > "Configure" Do post-install configuration of Freebsd, in the
> > > Configuration menu there is no sub menu "XFree86"
> > >
> > > Where did I go wrong.?
> > Use Chapter 5.4 instead:
> > [url]http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config[/url].
> >ht ml
> >OK thats great, now that I am there, my problem is with say 'ee'
> how do I edit the text.?
> I am a total newbie to the CLI. Any help would be appreciated.
> I typed 'ee xorg.conf.new' it gives me the editor and the
> 'xorg.conf.new' at the bottom of the screen.
-- it takes some getting used to.
In ee, you should see helpful lists of commands at the top, followed by
the file's contents. Most of the commands begin with "^", which
represents the control button on your keyboard. For example, to delete
a character, you would press the control button and the "d" key at the
same time. (You may find that the delete and backspace keys work fine
on your keyboard, however; so you won't need some of the commands.)
It might also be helpful to open ee's man page on a different terminal.
If you hit Alt-F2, you should find yourself at a new terminal. Alt-F1
will bring you back to your original terminal. This allows you to run
multiple programs in the foreground. You can go to Alt-F2 and execute
'man ee' for doentation on ee while you have ee running with an open
file at Alt-F1. Then, you can switch back and forth as needed.
Have you tried moving up and down the doent using the keys for Page>
> Now I don't know what to do with it, to get to the Section 'Monitor'
Up, Page Down or arrow keys?
If ee can't find the file you're editing, it will open a new, empty file
with the name you specified. If you don't see any contents in the
file, ee may think you're starting a new doent. Make sure you were
root when you executed 'Xorg -configure'. Also make sure the current
working directory is /root so that ee can find xorg.conf.new easily.
Best of luck,