Mate And Slim Load But Don't Work
va6bmj at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 14:23:55 UTC 2020
This one has me baffled.
A few days ago, I did my monthly system FreeBSD upgrades. The results for
one machine didn’t go quite as expected as Slim wouldn’t allow me to log
on. I disabled Slim in /etc/rc.conf through single-user mode and I managed
to resolve it by what I found at:
After running the following:
pkg autoremove -y
pkg update -f
pkg upgrade -f
I enabled Slim again and I’m able to log in again. The only problem is
that Mate apparently doesn’t recognize my monitor.
Yesterday, I tried the same thing on the other installation on the same
machine. The only thing I did differently was to enable Slim before
Slim loads but doesn’t appear to work as all I get is the command line
log-in prompt. I thought the problem might be only with Slim, so I tried:
after logging in (startx is apparently missing) and I got the following
Unable to init server: Could not connect to 127.0.0.1: Connection refused
** (mate-session:963): WARNING**: 22:14:10.767: Cannot open display:
and I was returned to the log-in prompt.
I don’t think it’s a problem with the monitor as I tried the same thing
with two others I had on hand.
Any suggestions as to what do to fix it? Was a file corrupted or do I have
to re-install something?
As much as I like Mate and Slim, I’m seriously thinking of trying another
desktop. I don’t particularly like Xfce, but it’s given me less trouble
than Mate has in recent months. I’ve installed FreeBSD on another machine
with Lumina as the desktop, though it seems a bit quirky for me. (For
example, Firefox loads, but I can’t get a connection to the Internet with
it.) I’ll have to try it some more to see if I can figure it out.
Maybe I should be looking at something like GhostBSD.
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