New question on Mate and FreeBSD

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Tue Apr 25 00:29:02 UTC 2017

On Mon, April 24, 2017 17:47, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Here is what I did:
> pkg install xorg
> pkg install mate
> - each of them is metaport that brings a bunch of actual packages.
> E-mail
> me off the list if you want whole list of packages I have on my box.
> Then I boot the same as you into "runlevel 3" ;-) In which you can
> access
> multiple virtual consoles as usually (ctrl+alt+[F1,F@,...]). In my
> ~/.xinitrc file I have:
> exec mate-session
> I log in as regular user "myself" (that is account that has that
> ~/.xinitrc file). And as myself I execute the command
> exec startx
> (I prefer "exec startx" so that if my X session is killed, say by
> someone
> at my keyboard going to virtual console which I started it from and
> pressing CTRL+C then he doesn't get my shell, it just quits upon
> killing x
> session and presents login prompt - I believe everybody does that).
> That is all, such simple my life is.
> Valeri

Thanks.  Works great.

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