Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Dec 3 17:41:56 UTC 2018

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 02:42:19 +0000, B J wrote:
> I just installed Xcfe and it appears to be running properly.  It looks
> like I might have to consider looking at replacing that machine with
> something newer.

For better diagnostics, use the following entry in ~/.xinitrc:

	exec xterm

Then use "startx", and run "mate-session" from within the
terminal. You should be able to see _why_ MATE isn't starting
properly, while Xfce does.

AS I said in a previous message, the age of the system probably
is not the reason for MATE not working. Maybe something has
changed in its configuration, so maybe renaming MATE's settings
subtree to .old and starting with no configuration at all will
work. Incompatibility of older settings sometimes leads to
software not starting after an upgrade (e. g., CUPS). So this
is something you could try.

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