Why is FreeBSD+GNOME not working on my Pentium laptop ?

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 18:16:29 UTC 2016

Manish Jain writes:

> I installed bash and the xorg meta-port from sources and then gnome3 via 
> 'pkg install gnome3'. Logically, all dependencies should have been met. 

Install from packages, or install from the ports tree. Don't mix the
two. The ports tree is updated more frequently than the package
repository, so mis-matched dependencies are a possibility when slightly
older packages from the repository are installed alongside more recent
ones from the ports tree.

That may not be the source of your problem, but you can at least
eliminate a variable or two by staying consistent with where you get
your software.


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