FreeBSD 11.2, X.org, Xfce, and Firefox issues
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Wed May 1 05:17:18 UTC 2019
On 4/29/19 9:14 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 20:39:14 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
>> I have installed FreeBSD on a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. My goal is to
>> use it as a desktop/ workstation on my SOHO network:
>> root at ragnar-ssd:~ # freebsd-version ; uname -a
>> FreeBSD ragnar-ssd 11.2-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p9 #0: Tue Feb
>> 5 15:30:36 UTC 2019
>> root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
>> I have also installed:
>> root at ragnar-ssd:~ # pkg info | egrep '^(xorg-7|xfce-|firefox-)'
>> firefox-66.0.2,1 Web browser based on the browser portion
>> of Mozilla
>> xfce-4.12_1 The "meta-port" for the Xfce Desktop
>> xorg-7.7_3 X.Org complete distribution metaport
>> When I start Firefox via an Xfce panel shortcut, it starts. But when I
>> try to browse to a URL, it core dumps and the Firefox window spins
>> attempting to connect to the URL:
>> root at ragnar-ssd:~ # tail -n 1 /var/log/messages
>> Apr 29 19:53:03 ragnar-ssd kernel: pid 899 (firefox), uid
>> 13250: exited
>> on signal 11 (core dumped)
>> 2019-04-29 19:55:28 dpchrist at ragnar-ssd ~
>> $ ll firefox.core
>> -rw------- 1 dpchrist dpchrist 127205376 2019/04/29 19:53:03
>> When I start Firefox via Terminal:
>> 2019-04-29 19:46:51 dpchrist at ragnar-ssd ~
>> $ firefox
>> (firefox:884): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: 19:46:58.095:
>> remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.HalVolumeMonitor is not
> Did you install and are you running HAL and DBus? Does your
> /etc/rc.conf at least contain:
> This is the only thing I have added (for a reason I cannot
> remember anymore), but I'm using Fvwm2 + wbar on that system.
>> Any suggestions for fixing Firefox?
> I'm running firefox-66.0.3_1,1 on a FreeBSD 12.0-p3 system,
> and due to tradition I have added the following to
> If I remember correctly, Firefox needs this to work.
Thanks for the help. :-)
I installed dbus, added the dbus_enable setting, and rebooted -- it may
have helped somewhat, but I still see a lot of complaints on the console.
I tried installing hal -- it was already installed at that point.
I use a KVM switch with external keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and have
always had problems getting FOSS graphical desktops to work correctly
with the KVM on this ~2007 Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. Even if I
resolved the Firefox issues, FreeBSD 11.2 amd64 Xfce has severe problems
switching between the internal laptop panel and the external monitor.
Debian 9 amd64 Xfce mostly works OOTB, so I'll save FreeBSD for another,
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