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Date:      Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:28:58 -0400
From:      "James B. Byrne" <byrnejb@harte-lyne.ca>
To:        galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu
Cc:        byrnejb@harte-lyne.ca, "Polytropon" <freebsd@edvax.de>, "James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: New question on Mate and FreeBSD
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On Mon, April 24, 2017 17:47, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>
> Here is what I did:
>
> pkg install xorg
> pkg install mate
>
> - each of them is metaport that brings a bunch of actual packages.
> E-mail
> me off the list if you want whole list of packages I have on my box.
>
> Then I boot the same as you into "runlevel 3" ;-) In which you can
> access
> multiple virtual consoles as usually (ctrl+alt+[F1,F@,...]). In my
> ~/.xinitrc file I have:
>
> exec mate-session
>
> I log in as regular user "myself" (that is account that has that
> ~/.xinitrc file). And as myself I execute the command
>
> exec startx
>
> (I prefer "exec startx" so that if my X session is killed, say by
> someone
> at my keyboard going to virtual console which I started it from and
> pressing CTRL+C then he doesn't get my shell, it just quits upon
> killing x
> session and presents login prompt - I believe everybody does that).
>
> That is all, such simple my life is.
>
> Valeri
>

Thanks.  Works great.

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