How to start Gnome2-lite

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Mar 5 00:47:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:41:47PM +0000, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> I installed Gnome2-lite as a package. I then inserted the following line
> gnome_enable="YES"
> in rc.conf
> and also inserted the line
> exec gnome-session
> in the xinitrc file. | type startx after this, but gnome desktop
> doesnt load up. Instead the usual x windows screen loads up.

The "gnome-session" line needs to be in ${HOME}/.xinitrc, which also
needs to have permissions 700 at least.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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