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Howto: How to get a graphical environment on NetBSD The NetBSD Project
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Aleksej Saushev, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir Tags: ui, howto

NetBSD is a very sleek operating system, delivering an X server (and the mandatory twm), but nothing else. As most people don't like twm, they install another graphical environment.


But how do you do so?


This task is about creating a howto to install graphical environments after the installation. You should provide screenshots or screendumps (when still being on the console) and describe which configuration files have to be modified, which packages should be installed, which are there after the instalation and which can be added afterwards (special editors, etc.), and so on.
The package light-desktop should be stressed in this documentation.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
Installing Desktop Environment on NetBSD.pdf 718.6 KB January 06 2013 13:00 UTC
http://www.komkon2.de/nbwiki/doku.php?id=l... n/a January 07 2013 10:26 UTC
Comments
Anton Mitkow on November 27 2012 10:22 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Aleksej Saushev on November 27 2012 10:27 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Anton Mitkow. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Anton Mitkow on November 27 2012 11:57 UTC Claim Removed

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Rohit on December 28 2012 04:56 UTC Task Claimed

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Rohit on December 28 2012 04:57 UTC Claim Removed

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Vijay Nandwani on January 2 2013 13:46 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Radoslaw Kujawa on January 2 2013 23:58 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Vijay Nandwani. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Vijay Nandwani on January 4 2013 21:31 UTC Claim Removed

The claim on this task has been removed, someone else can claim it now.

Vijay Nandwani on January 5 2013 16:31 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Julian Fagir on January 5 2013 17:29 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Vijay Nandwani. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Vijay Nandwani on January 6 2013 13:03 UTC File Submitted

I have submitted a PDF containing all the instructions and the required information for Light-Desktop and gnome. I tried to include as much information as I could and have written the solutions of all the problems I faced during installtion. 


I am new to NetBSD, so it might happen that a command is wrong or there is some typing mistake. Please inform me if you want anything more.

I can submit the file in the docx or odt or rtf format also. Submitting the file in txt won't be possible as this contains some images.

Thank you!


-Vijay 

Vijay Nandwani on January 6 2013 13:03 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Fagir on January 6 2013 18:52 UTC Professional

Wow, this looks really like a professional article, and its content is perfect. :-)


But how did you create the PDF? Please provide the source of it, or even convert the document to Markdown and then upload it to the NetBSD GCi wiki. But you don't have a wiki account, do you?

Julian Fagir on January 6 2013 18:52 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Vijay Nandwani on January 6 2013 19:38 UTC need wiki account

I can convert it to markdown. I need a wiki account. My email address is born2bgeeky@gmail.com

Thank you :) 

Julian Fagir on January 6 2013 19:45 UTC You should have an e-mail by now

I just added a user account for you. You can reach the wiki at http://www.komkon2.de/nbwiki/


You don't have to learn much about Markdown, just the basics, and then commit that task to the wiki (just create a page with a name you choose).


You can see the Markdown basics here: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics


 


 


 


 

Vijay Nandwani on January 7 2013 10:25 UTC Added to Wiki!

I have added the information to the wiki. Here is the link to the page: http://www.komkon2.de/nbwiki/doku.php?id=light-desktop:light-desktop-usage


Thank you :)

Vijay Nandwani on January 7 2013 10:26 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Coleman on January 7 2013 12:31 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.