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

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Sat Aug 7 09:49:04 UTC 2010

On 8/7/10, Elias Chrysocheris <eliaschr at> wrote:
> 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:
> /usr/ports/misc/gnome-mime-data
> /usr/ports/textproc/gnome-doc-utils
> /usr/ports/devel/gconf2
> /usr/ports/x11/gnome-desktop
> /usr/ports/x11/gnome-menus
> /usr/ports/x11/gnome-panel
> /usr/ports/devel/gnome-vfs
> /usr/ports/x11/libgnome
> /usr/ports/x11/gnome-session
> /usr/ports/security/gnome-keyring
> ... (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
> Elias

Elias, Rocky & et all

I have found a solution not depending on any of those xdm/gdm/kdm.

The page with instructions was here:

Instructions used:



    How to make some user login automatically?

       1. Add to the /etc/gettytab file the following strings:


          test:\ - entry name, autologin will use this username;
          al=test - autologin username;
          ht - terminal has real tabs;
          np - 8-bit chars;
          (optional) sp#115200 - line speed;

       2. Edit /etc/ttys file:

          ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty test"         cons25 on  secure

          Usual Pc changed with test.

Then created file /etc/rc.local
su - user_to_be_logged_in -c startx

I had found a similar solution for Slackware 13.1 with Xfce.  Thanks
to all for your help.



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