Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Dec 2 23:48:31 UTC 2018

On Sun, 2 Dec 2018 22:51:30 +0000, 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

You should initalize ~/.xinitrc properly, then "startx" will
be fully sufficient. For example, in case of MATE, the line

	exec mate-session

should do the trick. When the mate-session program exits, the
X server will shut down as intended.

> 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.

Looks a bit suspicious, but could be due to missing startup file.
Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for "EE" lines which indicate errors.

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