xorg, xdm, desktop env

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Mar 4 23:43:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 09:30:05 +0100, n dhert <ndhertbsd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Installed a fresh FreeBSD-8.0, xorg, configured xorg for my screen,
>> installed xdm.
>> After reboot I see a graphical login window. When entering username and
>> password, it seems to accept it, but immediatly present the graphical login
>> window again. (In console mode (Ctrl-Alt-F1) I can login at the login:
>> prompt with the
>> same username/password).
>> Has FreeSBD somewhere a default environment (in that case why does it not
>> appear after logging in at the
>> XDM graphical window) or do you still need to install a Desktop environment
>> (Gnome, KDE, Xfce) and is it
>> normal that after logging in at the XDM window, you are thrown out again..
> As far as I know, earlier X installations came with the
> tab window manager - twm. This doesn't seem to be the case
> anymore.

twm is still enabled by default as part of the x11/xorg-apps port.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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