In our previous tutorials, we have covered how to install GNOME and KDE desktop in FreeBSD 10.2.
Today, we'll see how to install MATE desktop in FreeBSD 10.2.
Log in to your FreeBSD. First install Xorg server. Xorg is the X Window server that allows users to use GUI environment.
To install xorg server in FreeBSD 10.2, run the following commands as root user:
pkg install xorg
Now, install MATE package using command:
pkg install mate
This will take a while depending upon the speed of your Internet connection. Grab a cup of coffee.
MATE doesn't has it's own display manager, so we are going to install Slim display manager.
To do so, run:
pkg install slim
/proc file system to be mounted automatically during system startup.
To do so, edit file
Note: For editing files, I prefer nano editor than vi editor. Nano editor is much friendly to me.
pkg install nano
Add the following line:
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0
Save and close the file.
MATE uses D-Bus and HAL for a message bus and hardware abstraction. These applications are automatically installed as dependencies of MATE. We need to Enable them in
/etc/rc.conf so they will be started when the system boots. Also, we need to enable the MATE session during system startup.
To do so, edit file /etc/rc.conf file,
Add the following lines:
hald_enable="YES" dbus_enable="YES" moused_enable="YES" slim_enable="YES"
Save and close the file.
Then, edit file .xinitrc:
Add the following line. This will autostart MATE session at boot.
Save and close the file. Finally, reboot your system.
Voila! Log in to your FreeBSD MATE desktop with your user name and password.
That's it. Start using using the MATE desktop in FreeBSD 10.2.
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how to install multi desktops Gnome3, KDE, LXDE, MATE, and xfce with one (1)dislpay
manager to start desktop GUI on Freebsd 10.2 using the command prompt.
userid@foo:~$ startx kde
userid@foo:~$ startx gnome3
userid@foo:~$ startx lxde
userid@foo:~$ startx mate
userid@foo:~$ startx xfce
reply to L. D. Williams at e-mail Ldwmss@icloud.com and or email@example.com
I never tried multi-desktop in FreeBSD. Sorry, I couldn’t help you right now. I will post the details if I find anyway to install multi-desktop in BSD. Stay tuned.