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Well last weekend I found out about this command that lets you locate packages in the freeBSD ports collecting., however; I now forgot what it was and didn't write it down. Now I'm kicking myself b/c I cannot find it again.
It was something like locate key="idem here" or search key="idem"

Can someone please help me find out what it was? Thanks
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Well I think I messed up my FreeBSD install. :S
Anyone notice something wrong?

I used to use Gnome but I switched to KDE, some reason I still get the Gnome panels still, LOL. Think I might just re-install.
Also if you look at the widgets its says KDE 3.5.1, but in ports I did a portupgrade kde3 and now in the ports collection is says KDE-3.5.4
Any ideas?
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kill x and type "startkde" see if that gets rid of the gnome pannel
try to upgrade "kde"

and dosen't freeBSD have a packet manneger?
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I already updated kde in the ports tree to 3.5.4, but for some reason it still uses 3.5.1
I can run pkg_add kde3 to get it installed again, which is what I might try. I thought that upgrading the port tree ment that it was now up to date and I didn't have to go in and do a "make install clean" since it was already installed. I've tried killing x but it just keeps coming back up to the kdm login screen. LOL
I'll have to go into /etc/ttys and edit that out and the reboot to just plain text mode then try running startkde. I'll post back in a bit.
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UPDATE:

Well tried just running "startkde", just got an endless error message that just kept saying something like cannot startx.
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/usr/bin/ - thats were the startx and start kde commands are stord ps some disrtos edit the file so that a kde session is started with startx wile other never update the runlevel

ps my net work is up to speed again so im off to install kde
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if only Xaimus was around, he's the FreeBSD guru of the site. Possibly try pming him, you might not get an answer back for a few weeks though, it seems as if he's never on
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
if only Xaimus was around, he's the FreeBSD guru of the site. Possibly try pming him, you might not get an answer back for a few weeks though, it seems as if he's never on
Yeah I'm always waiting for him, its been over two weeks since his last log on!
It hard to come by a FreeBSD guru. I don't want to give up on it though, I love it.
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Why is it people who use FreeBSD like it? Xaimus loves it, you love it, but I don't quite see what's there that linux distros don't already have (yeah I know BSD isn't linux, but they're almost fully compatible)

On a side note, I'm having one hell of a time moving back into linux Its not liking me hopping back into the game again.
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Why is it people who use FreeBSD like it? Xaimus loves it, you love it, but I don't quite see what's there that linux distros don't already have (yeah I know BSD isn't linux, but they're almost fully compatible)

On a side note, I'm having one hell of a time moving back into linux Its not liking me hopping back into the game again.
All I can really say is you just have to try it to understand. I've just learned alot from it and still know I have a ways to go. It can do pretty much everything linux can do, but its FreeBSD!! I wish we still had Mr.Smiley around, he was a FreeBSD guru too.
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