installing a window manager
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Nov 4 05:00:39 UTC 2010
On Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:54:08 +0100, Dick Hoogendijk <dick at nagual.nl> wrote:
> Up 'till now I had a server without X. I've a need however to be able to
> graphically work on that server so I thought: I install
> x11-servers/xorg.server and after that I build windowmaker (nice and
Good choice - here on a long-running regular workstation.
> However, this does not seem to be enough to get X working.
1. Get X (itself) working
2. Install WindowMaker and its dependencies
3. Make your user account a .xinitrc or .xsession
(depends on if you use xdm or startx command)
Example for ~/.xinitrc:
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $
[ -f ~/.xmodmaprc ] && xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc
xrandr --fb 1400x1050
xrandr --size 1400x1050
xsetroot -solid rgb:3b/4c/7a
xset b 100 1000 15 &
xset r rate 250 30 &
xset s off &
xset -dpms &
The last line will "transfer control" to the WindowMaker program.
Then, configure WindowMaker to your needs.
> Can somebody tell me what to build (with portmaster) to get a minimal X
> server station with windowmaker.
Any dependencies should be recursively by portmaster (as it does
per portmanager, port's make install, and even pkg_add -r).
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