Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly

Manish Jain jude.obscure at
Sun Dec 2 23:01:46 UTC 2018

On 12/03/18 04:21, B J wrote:
> <snip>
>> Nothing, that is the correct behaviour. In order to get
>> a window manager or desktop environment, just install it. ;-)
>> Further details:
> I can't get a proper display when I run:
> xinit mate-session
> I get the following message:
> scfb trace:  probe start
> scfb trace:  probe done
> failed to set mtrr:  Invalid argument
> xinit:  connection to X server lost
> waiting for X server to shut down failed to unset mtrr:  No such file
> or directory (II)
> Server terminated successfully (0).
> Closing log file.
> Is this a serious problem?  If so, how can I fix it?  Thanks.

Perhaps you should put kern.vty=vt in /boot/loader.conf and reboot.
Do you still get the error with startx ?

Put the following in ~/.xinitrc before running startx :

exec mate-session


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