have desktop on freebsd

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at kode5.net
Tue Sep 18 08:20:32 UTC 2012

[ saeedeh motlagh wrote on Tue 18.Sep'12 at 12:39:43 +0430 ]

> yes, i used "Xorg -configure" and after that "Xorg -config
> xorg.conf.new -retro" as a root user. it seems that every thing is ok
> and i see a gray page with mouse curser but when i restart my system i
> don't have desktop.
> i use startx command to test it and fbdevmodule error occurred.
> i really don't know how to fix it:(. have you any suggestion? i need
> desktop on my BSD box.

Ok, that shows your graphics card will support Xorg. What options did you select when you built X server from ports?

Also, after you've installed Xorg you need to install a window manager or desktop like KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, ...

Then you need to create the file .xinitrc in your home directory; it should contain something like this:

exec spectrwm

Spectrwm is the Window Manager I use, so xinit uses the exec command to start the window manager, in my case spectrwm.

Have you done that yet?

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