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Date:      Tue, 4 Dec 2018 18:41:21 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
Cc:        "B J" <>, "freebsd-questions" <>
Subject:   Re: Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly
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On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 09:30:41 -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Mon, December 3, 2018 21:25, B J wrote:
> > I re-installed Mate and modified the installation as you suggested.
> > After running "startx", followed by "mate-session" in the terminal, I
> > got a number of messages, including the following:
> For various reasons I have always desired to login to a console
> session before starting a GDM.

I wasn't able to get gdm working with anything than Gnome
(and it completely ignores ~/.xsession, forcing you to
manually configure "Autostart" applications for each user),
so I replaced it with slim. Personally, I prefer xdm with
an ~/.xsession -> ~/.xinitrc "cascade" so plain startx
will still work. ;-)

> On my FreeBSD-11.2p4 desktop I have
> this in ~/.xinitrc, which seems to work for me:
> ck-launch-session mate-session

Yes, I have the same setting on a reference system, except that
the line is

	exec ck-launch-session mate-session

to make sure X will shut down (and maybe return to gdm or slim)
when the controlling MATE session has been terminated.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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