Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly

B J va6bmj at
Mon Dec 3 18:57:20 UTC 2018

On 12/3/18, Sergio de Almeida Lenzi <lenzi.sergio at> wrote:
> If you are interest, I have a full mate desktop working on FreeBSD 12
> both i386 and amd64 with more than 1600 packages compiled and working
> just edir the /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf to look
> like:================================DISTBSD: {  url:
>${ABI}  enabled:
> yes}================================create user (not root) and
> password...than.... pkg install -y mate-extras....the system will
> install about 1.5 GB of a full mate desktop...reboot the machine. Will
> come with a gdm-1.21 display... the first login, the system will create
> the desktop and will logoutthe next login, you will be in the Mate
> desktop 1.20


Thanks for the tips.  I might give your suggestions a try.

The original installation was FreeBSD 10.x along with the
corresponding version of Mate.  I updated everything periodically and
there didn't seem to be any problems.  A fresh installation from
scratch, however, might have incompatibilities.

Meanwhile, I'm running my machine using the backup system on the other HD.

B. M. Jatzeck

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