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

David Christensen dpchrist at
Tue Jan 17 21:03:29 UTC 2017

On 01/17/17 00:24, Sergei Akhmatdinov wrote:
> I apologize for the recent double-post, sent from both email addresses by
> accident.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:00:31 -0800 David Christensen
> <dpchrist at> wrote:
>> Can I replace my /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf with the following?
>> # /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/dpchrist.conf
>> Section "Files"
>> 	FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/dejavu/"
>> EndSection
>> Section "Module"
>> 	Load  "freetype"
>> EndSection
> Yes, just name your file something like 20-dpchrist.conf. But I reccomend
> 20-fonts.conf so you know what the file does.

Done -- thanks. :-)

Here is a startx capture from 'startx' through Xfce running:

Script started on Tue Jan 17 11:46:26 2017
Command: startx
xauth:  file /home/dpchrist/.serverauth.1036 does not exist

X.Org X Server 1.17.4
Release Date: 2015-10-28
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p7 i386
Current Operating System: FreeBSD freebsd 11.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 
11.0-RELEASE-p1 #0 r306420: Thu Sep 29 03:40:55 UTC 2016 
root at i386
Build Date: 12 January 2017  06:45:48AM

Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
	Before reporting problems, check
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Jan 17 11:46:26 2017
(==) Using config directory: "/usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
/usr/local/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :0
xfce4-session: No GPG agent found
xfce_workspaces_helper_wait_for_window_manager_destroyed(): found window 
manager after 1 tries

Where can I find information for setting up a GPG agent for XFCE on 
FreeBSD 11.0?

> On a very big tangent, most of the Desktop Environments still have strong ties
> to GNU/Linux distributions. I personally recommend you try Lumina or switch to a
> WM-only setup for most optimal tweak-free experience. That's not to say that you
> can't do it, but... give it a thoght. Just my two cents. :)

I don't see instructions in the FreeBSD manual for installing Lumina.

I don't see instructions in the FreeBSD manual for configuring XDM to 
choose between multiple desktop environments.  (But, I do see a link to 
the xdm(1) man page and STFW I see a few pages with XDM on FreeBSD 10.)

Where can I find information for:

1.  Installing Lumina on FreeBSD 11.0?

2.  Installing a desktop manager (xdm, lightdm, whatever) on FreeBSD 
11.0 and configuring it to work with multiple desktop environments?


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