Gnome2 Hangs at Splash Screen

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at
Sat Jun 25 07:58:09 GMT 2005

On 6/25/05, Lawrence Petrykanyn <lawrence.petrykanyn at> wrote:
> Hi!
>             I can't seem to get Gnome2 to work.  I installed FreeBSD 5.4
> from scratch, installed Xorg (it works fine, I can get into Xterm) and ran
> CVS (for both source and ports) and portupgrade several times.   When I try
> to "startx" either as root or as a user, I get the initial Gnome 2.10 Splash
> Screen but nothing else.  The mouse works fine.  When I Ctl+Alt+Backspace to
> get out, there are no error messages.  I did a "make deinstall" for Gnome2,
> then a "make install clean" but nothing changed.
>             I have googled this but have found nothing.  Any advice,
> suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

How does your .xinitrc file look like?


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