Can't get graphical desktop environment on FBSD12

doug at doug at
Mon Sep 23 15:19:41 UTC 2019

On Thu, 19 Sep 2019, Polytropon wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:50:55 +0200, Michael Schuster wrote:
>> Perhaps this is outdated: I seem to remember having to enable something in
>> /etc/ttys... Maybe that's still the case?
> No, this isn't needed for desktop environments that have their
> own _enable flag for /etc/rc.conf (same for display managers).
> In ye olden days, /etc/ttys contained a line like
> 	ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"   xterm   on   secure
> to start xdm. Things like gdm or slim do not require this anymore.
> And probably nobody (except maybe me) uses xdm nowadays... ;-)

And me, so there are at least two of us.  :)  No extra dependencies Slim should 
be named [noso]slim IMO. A few xorg's ago I had some rebooting issues with xdm and 
tried both. Neither helped with whatever was my issue.

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