Cannot startx on FreeBSD10 Current

Craig Rodrigues rodrigc at
Fri Jun 14 16:33:50 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Walter Hurry <walterhurry at> wrote:

> I'm running FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT (r251572) amd64 in a VirtualBox VM.

 Recently, I started mentoring a Google Summer of Code student for the
FreeBSD project.
I worked with the student to set up a VM to run FreeBSD, with full
graphical desktop.

You might want to follow the instructions that the student followed here:

Only interesting details:
  (1)  Student used VMWare player instead of VirtualBox  (shouldn't be a
big deal).
  (2)  We used pkgng to install binary packages
  (3)  We used one of the pkgng mirrors, since pkgng packages from aren't fully available yet

Other than that, things worked fine, and the student was able to get a full
FreeBSD with graphical desktop inside
a VM.


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