workstation upgrade

B J va6bmj at
Thu Jan 3 02:42:43 UTC 2019

I had problems with Firefox crashing on one of my systems under Mate.
After reading the following, the browser's been well-behaved:

I recently acquired a refurbished laptop and I'm running FreeBSD 12 on it
with Xfce as the desktop.  (There are some quirks with using Mate, for some
reason.)  Firefox hasn't malfunctioned on me yet.


On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:38 AM doug <doug at> wrote:

> I finally got my laptop upgraded to 11.2. I almost always just start over.
> This
> time I thought I would try to upgrade the system. Basicly I am seeking
> advice on
> how/if this might be done. It has been a while so "pkg upgrade" shows the
> following needs to be done:
>     Number of packages to be removed: 1
>     Number of packages to be installed: 16
>     Number of packages to be upgraded: 307
>     Number of packages to be reinstalled: 28
> In the past I've just run pkg. This has not worked out so well, I was
> thinking
> maybe do firefox, libreoffice, and then gimp. Then xfce followed by the
> rest.
> If anyone has had success with workstation updates, I'm keen to know how
> you did
> it.
> My issue has been mostly xfce does not play well with firefox. Thanks for
> any
> thoughts.
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