freebsd ports

I have installed a few software using tar ball format under Linux or FreeBSD ports using make command. However, my system doesn’t recognize the installed command or app at all. I need to reboot the system or log out and log in again to use the same app. How do I fix this problem?
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Q. I’m running FreBSD on an old PC and find that all the visual bells and whistles in FreeBSD X11 are really slowing things down. How do I install vim text editor under FreeBSD without using GUI (gvim) version? How do I build vim port without X11 GUI?
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