Hi, a dual booting and printing question

Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye laoluomoks at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 14:03:12 UTC 2016

Hi Manish
Thanks. I already did that but I use XFCE and it just freezes.
Moreover it does not allow me to switch between terminals.

I am wondering what the best desktop is that I can use on my FreeBSD 10.3
that will not freeze and that will allow me to switch between terminals.
My thought was to use XFCE 'cus it's light weight and not expected to give
such problems of freezing and empty control panel.
Right now I have switched back to the terminal expecting an answer of peace
before I install any other Desktop and that will WORK well.

Thanks again

Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE)

On 9 Oct 2016 2:56 p.m., "Manish Jain" <bourne.identity at hotmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/09/16 17:30, freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:05:23 +0000 From: "Thomas Mueller"
> > <mueller6722 at twc.com> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Cc: Olaoluwa
> > Omokanwaiye <laoluomoks at gmail.com> Subject: Re: Hi, a dual booting and
> > printing question Message-ID: <D4.54.26444.46AF9F75 at dnvrco-omsmta03>
> >> > Hi,
> >> > Pls what do I do when I am unable to log in to my free BSD. I
> misconfigured
> >> > the xdm and it's not allowing me to log in.
> >> > I can't even work from the terminal because the ctrl alt fxn keys are
> not
> >> > responding. Once the system starts it goes to the xdm and hangs. I
> thought
> >> > to use enlightenment desktop but alls not functioning.
> If I remember correctly, all you need to do for xdm is modify the line
> for ttyv8 in /etc/ttys :
> ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure
> Change the off to on, and your xdm should work.
> Of course, some desktop environments have their own login manager which
> can be optionally used. For gnome, put 'gnome_enable="YES"' and for kde,
> 'kdm4_enable="YES"' in /etc/rc.conf. But xdm should work for you; it is
> the DE independent login manager.
> Regards
> Manish Jain

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