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Date:      Mon, 3 Dec 2018 04:28:24 +0530
From:      Manish Jain <jude.obscure@yandex.com>
To:        B J <va6bmj@gmail.com>, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Fresh Installation Of FreeBSD 11.2--Mate Not Working Properly
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On 12/03/18 04:21, B J wrote:
> <snip>
> 
>> Nothing, that is the correct behaviour. In order to get
>> a window manager or desktop environment, just install it. ;-)
>>
>> Further details:
>>
>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-config.html
> 
> I can't get a proper display when I run:
> 
> xinit mate-session
> 
> I get the following message:
> 
> scfb trace:  probe start
> scfb trace:  probe done
> failed to set mtrr:  Invalid argument
> xinit:  connection to X server lost
> waiting for X server to shut down failed to unset mtrr:  No such file
> or directory (II)
> Server terminated successfully (0).
> Closing log file.
> 
> Is this a serious problem?  If so, how can I fix it?  Thanks.

1)
Perhaps you should put kern.vty=vt in /boot/loader.conf and reboot.
Do you still get the error with startx ?

2)
Put the following in ~/.xinitrc before running startx :

exec mate-session

Regards,
MJ



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