FreeBSD Port: gdm-2.30.5_1

Kris Moore kris at
Wed Dec 15 16:34:42 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 04:42:11PM +0100, Troels Just wrote:
> Greetings maintainers of GNOME on FreeBSD.
> I just set up a FreeBSD workstation and I wanted to use GDM + Xfce,
> however when I tried starting GDM, it just beeped when I clicked on
> my user account, and said some quick error (It was on screen for like
> 1/4 of a second) that said something like "error initiating ...",
> I looked at the prompt and noticed several errors about the file
> /usr/local/lib/ not existing. I looked around and
> I found that I had to install the port security/gnome-keyring as it had
> not been pulled in by the GDM dependencies.
> I just thought I would bring this to your attention, in case you hear
> similar problems.
> Thanks for the work all of you do, greatly appreciated! :)
> Yours sincerely,
> Troels Just, Denmark.

I've also noticed that it needs sysutils/gnome-power-manager installed when running on a
laptop, otherwise GDM starts and keeps a busy indicator since it cant start the battery monitor. 

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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