Installing XFCE-4 on FreeBSD 11
FreeBSD 11 can be downloaded from this link. For more details and documentation of XFCE desktop you can have a look here. Test the installation by running the following command as the user created above. The command brings up the XFCE session. The login screen requires a display manager to work. Add the following line to. If the file was available earlier, create a new file. Reboot the machine. You will get a screen similar to the image below. View all posts by Johnson D. I had installed Gnome originally, but wanted something more lightweight. The instructions here are on point. Thank you. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Update the package list pkg update Upgrade the packages, in case there are updates available pkg upgrade Install the packages required. Once you login, this is how your screen will look like:. Like this: Like Loading Published by Johnson D. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
FreeBSD Ports: Xfce
This section describes how to install three popular desktop environments on a FreeBSD system. A desktop environment can range from a simple window manager to a complete suite of desktop applications. Over a hundred desktop environments are available in the xwm category of the Ports Collection. GNOME is a user-friendly desktop environment. It includes a panel for starting applications and displaying status, a desktop, a set of tools and applications, and a set of conventions that make it easy for applications to cooperate and be consistent with each other. GNOME is a large application and will take some time to compile, even on a fast computer. If this file does not exist, create it with this command:. A third method is to use XDM as the display manager. KDE is another easy-to-use desktop environment. This desktop provides a suite of applications with a consistent look and feel, a standardized menu and toolbars, keybindings, color-schemes, internationalization, and a centralized, dialog-driven desktop configuration. To instead build the KDE port, use the following command. Installing the port will provide a menu for selecting which components to install. KDE is a large application and will take some time to compile, even on a fast computer. These applications are automatically installed as dependencies of KDE. A possible replacement is SDDM. To install it, type:. A second method for launching KDE Plasma is to type startx from the command line. Once KDE Plasma is started, refer to its built-in help system for more information on how to use its various menus and applications. However, it is more lightweight and provides a simple, efficient, easy-to-use desktop. It is fully configurable, has a main panel with menus, applets, and application launchers, provides a file manager and sound manager, and is themeable. Since it is fast, light, and efficient, it is ideal for older or slower machines with memory limitations. Xfce uses D-Bus for a message bus. This application is automatically installed as dependency of Xfce. An alternate method is to use XDM. Desktop Environments. Contributed by Valentino Vaschetto. Installing Compiz Fusion.