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Date:      Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:18:49 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        William <william@firstyear.id.au>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Gnome2 -> Gnome3 - no way
Message-ID:  <20150108101849.4143eb55.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:58:33 +1030, William wrote:
> 
> 
> > On 8 Jan 2015, at 02:19, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:35:05 +0100, Ewald Jenisch wrote:
> >> Thanks much for the info wrt Gnome3. Taking a look at the screenshots
> >> for Gnome3 vs. mate the decision was clear for me: Mate.
> >> 
> >> I did a "pkg install mate" today and after upgrading the rest of my
> >> packages to latest versions mate is running and from what I've seen so
> >> far it's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. You were right
> >> - it's a desktop environment for working not an eye candy ;-)
> > 
> > I'd like to ask two questions:
> > 
> > 1. Is automounting working, either with HAL/DBUS or
> >   with automounter from ports?
> > 
> > 2. Is there support for german language?
> > 
> > If both can be answered with "yes", it's probably a good
> > choice to recommend the use of Mate for german users who
> > want something stable and usable. While I have been "solving"
> > this problem with a "normal" Gnome 2 installation in the
> > past, it feels buggy and tends to dissolve over time... :-(
> 
> Yes there is support but there is currently a bug with
> changing keyboard layouts on login that as a dvorak user,
> I am trying to solve. 

Regarding keyboard layout (a thing I hardly change
during use) I prefer to either use xorg.conf to
set it globally, or .xmodmap on a per-user basis
(especially useful for programmable keyboards).

By the way, does Mate still require HAL as a
dependency?


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



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