ANNOUNCE: Custom 64bit FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE with XFCE packages released

Elias Chrysocheris eliaschr at
Sat Aug 7 09:11:13 UTC 2010

Dear Antonio,

I thing you've messed things up a little bit. The distribution is for XFCE and 
of cource you have to use xdm instead of gdm. Installing gdm in your system 
also installs much of GNOME as you can see by running

cd /usr/ports/x11/gdm
make all-depends-list

By looking carefully in this list you will find out that you install many ports 
of GNOME, like:

... (there are many many many more!)

There is nothing wrong with the distribution. If you exactly do what the 
README file says you are goiing to have a valid system running XFCE. If you try 
to add gdm then you also install much of GNOME also, so you'll not have an 
XFCE-only system.

Best regards

On Saturday 07 of August 2010 10:55:05 Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Rocky,
> Thanks, been there and done that ::(
> That shows how to use xdm, gut I am trying with xdm.  And since the
> spin is a custom one, I thought I was just getting XFCE only, but
> there is enough of gnome that it will start instead of xfce.
> I have messed around trying things, I fix one error and get another one.
> I got first error:
> Could not load up Internet address for .
> This will prevent XFce from operating correctly,
> It may  be possible to correct the problem by adding to the file
> /etc/hosts on your system
> I added a hostname, and put it into /etc/rc.conf
> and then I fixed it, but then I get that sleeping could not ....
> I am having a hard time setting this up.  Maybe I just should delete
> gdm and try a compling autologin.c solution?
> I have successfully used it on Slackware, but here, I am running out of
> ideas :(
> gui-374338/
> It is hard to set things up and just work.  I can use gnome, but would
> prefer XFCE.
> Thanks,
> Antonio
> On 8/7/10, Rocky Borg <rrborg at> wrote:
> > On 8/6/2010 10:15 PM, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> >> Thank you Manolis for your work.  I installed it and have one
> >> difficulty, that otherwise I would not bother you or other users here
> >> on the list.
> >> 
> >> I loaded gdm to autologin xfce but I can autologin to gnome.  How can
> >> I do it to only load xfce.
> > 
> > Think this thread on the forums offers a solution to what you are
> > talking about
> > 
> >
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