The first steps in FreeBSD: installing gnome2 and xorg ; mounting procfs

FreeBSD 9.0 (or earlier) can be installed in Text User Interface (TUI) only, which reminds me of the Flintstone’s epoch.

After FreeBSD installation finished, I installed (from the internet) gnome2 and xorg :

# pkg_add -r gnome2
[it took a while, but it was installed succesfully]
# pkg_add -r xorg
[this installation has a little faster than the first one]

Next I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file:

# vi /etc/rc.conf
gdm_enable="YES"
gnome_enable="YES"
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"
[:wq]

And added the procfs to /etc/fstab (in order to mount it automatically at reboot):

# vi /etc/fstab
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0
[:wq]

After reboot, gnome2 started automatically and /proc was succesfully mounted at startup:

# gnome-about --gnome-version
Version: 2.32.1
Distributor: FREEBSD GNOME PROJECT
Build Date: 12/05/11
# ls /proc/1
cmdline ctl etype rlimit status

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