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Google Code-in 2012 The NetBSD Project

Howto: How to get a graphical environment on NetBSD

completed by: Vijay Nandwani

mentors: Aleksej Saushev, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir

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.