Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly

JD jd1008 at
Thu Dec 6 14:34:29 UTC 2018

On 12/05/2018 09:06 PM, B J wrote:
> I've done some more tinkering and this is what I have so far:
> - I start with xterm when I run startx
> - the pull-down menus appear to work
> - I can change settings, such as the desktop background, through Control Center
> - the display still insists it's at 1280 x 1024 when it's supposed
> default to 1024 x 768, but I can change it with xrandr
> - at the suggestion of several sources, including what was on the URLs
> I sent, I added the following to /etc/fstab:
> proc  /proc  procfs  rw  0  0
> I'm not sure if that made any difference (I recall having to add
> something like that in earlier versions of FreeBSD/Gnome, but that
> didn't seem to be necessary for my other installations)
> - I'm able to run applications such as Firefox and VLC, but those were
> already installed and configured under Xfce
> - external drives, such as a USB stick, don't appear to mount

You need to install and enable autofs , which does the automounting.

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