Booting Into PC-BSD®/9.2
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After installation, PC-BSD® will reboot and you will be prompted to configure your system and to login to a desktop.
Once the first boot is complete, the installer will attempt to set the optimal display settings. A pop-up menu will ask if you would like to accept these settings. Simply click "Yes" to continue. PC-BSD® will now play a short video. You can press Esc to skip the video and move on to the Language screen of the post-installation process.
If Your Display is Not Automatically Detected
If you instead select "No" in the "Confirm Resolution" screen, or if for some reason the installer is unable to find the optimal display settings, you will instead see the "Display Settings" screen shown in Figure 4.1c:
If you change any display settings, click the "Apply" button for the settings to be tested. If anything goes wrong during testing, you will be taken back to the "Display Settings" screen so that you can try another setting. Once you are happy with the tested setting, click the "Yes" button to save the setting and to proceed.
PC-BSD® uses a "fast boot" script to decrease the amount of time that it takes the system to boot to the login screen. When this script is enabled, which is the default, services are started in the background and the boot process does not wait for confirmation from each service as it starts. This is referred to as delayed mode.
The fast boot script is controlled by these lines in /etc/rc.conf.pcbsd:
fastboot_earlyrc="/etc/rc.d/moused /etc/rc.d/pefs /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm"
The logfile /var/log/rc_delay.log shows the startup messages for the services which were started in delayed mode. If this log indicates that a delayed mode service is not starting correctly, become the superuser, copy the fastboot_earlyrc line to /etc/rc.conf, remove that service from that line, and reboot to see if that fixes the problem.
If a faster boot time is not important to you and you prefer to watch each service as it starts at boot time, you can disable fast boot by adding fastboot_enable="NO" to /etc/rc.conf.