Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 3rd Nov 2005 01:52 UTC
OpenBSD "Yesterday OpenBSD, the proactively secure Unix-like operating system, released version 3.8, featuring several improvements to networking, RAID management tools, and increased security. At openbsd.org you can download installation files or order the official three-disc CD set, which supports 16 processor architectures out of the box. I took this new release as an opportunity to perform my first ever OpenBSD install." Read more here.
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RE[5]: Inconsistent
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Nov 2005 02:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Inconsistent"
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"X is included as an option in the base install and thus I feel that they should include options to configure it in the install"

What part of "no configuration needed" is it you dont understand? Xorg runs just fine without any manual configuration at all. The only non-fringe case I can tihnk of is if you use a wheel mouse and then all you need to do is "Xorg -configure".
Hardly any part of the OpenBSD system is configured during installation and since autodetect works fine there's no need to provide X configuration during installation.

"If they're not going to configure it, remove it as an install option, and let people who want it add it later through ports."

Nonsense, it works just fine as it is now.

"What I'd like to see would be an option where you get the standar OpenBSD installer if you don't select do install an X server, but if you select to install the X server it will kick into a full X installer which will let you set it up."

I would hate to see that.

"Including X in the base installer and then not configuring it is not a valid solution in my mind"

Again, it will work without any manual configuration so it's actually already "configured". Complex X customizations has no place in the installer.

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