Second attempt at FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-i386, Xorg, and Xfce graphical desktop

Sergei Akhmatdinov sakhmatd at
Tue Jan 17 04:11:25 UTC 2017

On Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:16:59 -0800
David Christensen <dpchrist at> wrote:

First of all, using your own Xorg.conf is very deprecated, I suggest you
allow X to configure itself, i.e., remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and/or /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf files and simply run startx.

For fonts, use /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, the man file explains how to
define your own sections for X to use. Freetype should be loaded by default
when X configures itself.
Alternatively, just copy/move all TTF and/or OTF fontfiles to their respective
folders in /usr/local/share/fonts/ (wish port packagers did that by default).

As far as your qeustions go... 

Do you have both hald and dbus running? Please provide your /etc/rc.conf
Are you using ports or packages? A mix of two? (latter very ill advised).

Sergei Akhmatdinov

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