View Full Version : [Solved] [PCBSD] Enlightenment on FreeBSD 9.0-RC3
January 4th, 2012, 18:25
I just made
portsnap fetch extract
and get a bunch of ports. However, in /usr/ports/x11 there is no Enlightenment although it should be there judging by what I read on the forum. I'm using PCBSD which is in fact FreeBSD 9.0-RC3. Is is possible that Enlightenment is not a part of 9.0-RC3 ports?
January 4th, 2012, 18:43
It is in the ports x11-wm/enlightenment (http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/x11-wm/enlightenment/)
January 4th, 2012, 18:56
Blind as a bat... Thank you.
January 4th, 2012, 19:06
You just made me try this for the first time. Looks pretty slick with these themes (http://www.linuxhaxor.net/8-beautiful-themes-for-enlightenment-wm/).
January 4th, 2012, 19:21
How is it functioning these days? I tried it a while back and a lot of things were broken.
January 4th, 2012, 19:24
I think you may end up wishing you couldn't find it. Was a broken pile last time I tried it also, and I think I read even more is broken nowdays.
January 4th, 2012, 19:54
Works quite well here.
January 4th, 2012, 21:36
Just tried to instal it, make went fine, tried to switch to it and now I'm installing the system from scratch because file system broke down completely. I believe I did something wrong. I'm trying to figure out which desktop manager to use.
January 4th, 2012, 21:42
Wait... what? How did your file system break down. Ports are separate from the base system.
January 4th, 2012, 22:25
Shot me if I know. I tried to make Enlight at the boot, then LXDE froze, I reboot, he says - no. A whole bunch of errors appeared, among them broken filesystem, and my comp wake up alive but barely. Now I installed pcbsd (FreeBSD + KDE) and now my wireless is again not working and I'll spend a week again tryin' to fix it. So, at the moment I'm enjoying Win7 and don't accept any argument against MS :-) It's frustrating that you can't make any single wrong step. I've been installing system a few times and it's a bit frustrating. I haven't had such problem back in the QNX and DOS days decades ago.
January 4th, 2012, 22:36
Always keep a copy of your /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, etc., somewhere. Makes it easier when you have to do a reinstall.
January 4th, 2012, 23:33
Tnx, SNK, I'll remember that.
January 4th, 2012, 23:36
I haven't used PC-BSD before but I think that if you really want to try a different window manager from ports then you should install FreeBSD.
The handbook will give you good hints on starting up X
January 5th, 2012, 00:21
I started with FreeBSD, gkontos, and decided to use pcbsd to get a working system quickly. First I spend days on one usb wireless adapter, then an old pci wireless card started to work like a charm, and then I got in this Enlight thing. Now I ca't install anything except KDE and wireless doesn't work. Go figure.
January 5th, 2012, 00:52
Very interesting situation: fresh install + LXDE = working wireless. Go figure... So, in my case LXDE rules :-) I just have to make it a bit more good-looking.
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