Multiple Desktop FreeBSD 10.3

Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye laoluomoks at
Mon Oct 10 22:39:03 UTC 2016

Thanks Polytropon,
I have kept to Mate and Slim for now.

I wonder if the new FreeBSD 11.0 sports Broadcom wireless drivers now.

Warm regards

Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE)

On 10 Oct 2016 10:58 p.m., "Polytropon" <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:27:54 +0100, Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Anyone with working steps (not just from the handbook) on how to set
> > multiple desktops on FreeBSD 10.3
> > I have installed Mate and Lumina but find it difficult to manage these
> > desktops or select. Also Slim manager is proving stubborn.
> >
> > Any experienced assist is welcome.
> I have been using the display manager "wdm" (usually to be used
> in combination with the WindowMaker window manager) to be versatile
> enough to select different desktops for _one_ user interactively.
> It's also possible to configure _multople_ users with a specific
> desktop each, controlled by any display manager you want (from
> xdm to kdm; except gdm because this ignores .xsession and .xinitrc,
> which can become quite problematic). I have such a setup on my
> work machine where I login via xdm, and the user accounts separate
> functionality, permissions, startup programs, window management
> and desktops depending on _what_ I want to work on (multimedia,
> Android development, generic programming, pentesting, web browing,
> all of them present a user interface corresponding to the tasks
> at hand, configured specifically for my individual needs and
> preferences).
> Everything you need is well documented in The FreeBSD Handbook
> and the FAQ. Also consider checking the documentation of the
> involved parts (desktop environments and display managers) and
> the example files they provide.
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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