I'm a GNU/Linux user (Fedora), and I just wanted to give FreeBSD a try with a Virtual MAchine (VBox).
First I tried to install FreeBSD with BIOS mode and slim and MATE desktop according to this guide :
I've installed MATE (the meta port) along with the dependencies (X.org etc) but I am unable to get it to start via exec mate-session and I get the following error:
And I have everything setup according to this page. I did get a message after the installation (via pkg) of MATE was...
Since the last upgrade to MATE (I use packages - not ports) on my FreeBSD 11.1 desktop, the Shutdown/Reboot option under the System menu has gone missing.
If I login as root the menu item appears as expected.
I do not see the menu item when I am logged in as a regular system user, who is also...
On FreeBSD 11 with MATE 1.12.1, I'm trying to get a French keyboard layout to type an email in Thunderbird. The keyboard is a Logitech K120 (English).
I used the Layouts tab of the 'Keyboard Preferences' window (either system-->preferences-->hardware-->keyboard or system-->control...
I'm new to BSD, I was a distro-hopper in Linux for a while and have been experiencing difficulties in making the MATE desktop work,
After running the command
To test the GUI I get this message,
WARNING **: Cannot open display;
I already downloaded Xorg so this should be...
I just got done installing Free-BSD 11.0 with Mate. I am trying to install 'dconf-editor' by typing pkg install dconf-editor but get the following error message: pkg: cached package dconf-editor-3.18.2: size mismatch, cannot continue
I had already run pkg update; pkg upgrade. Am I missing...
$ uname -a
FreeBSD fir 10.3-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p7 #0: Thu Aug 11 18:38:15 UTC 2016 email@example.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
I am running MATE. I think version 1.122.1.
Seafile used to work. First I got this message:
Cannot mix incompatible Qt...
When I download files using the chrome browser, a temporary file with a ".crdownload" extension is created until the file finishes downloading.
I download a few files. They downloaded correctly. I have since removed the files I downloaded. The ".crdownload" files should have removed...
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I was using Xfce until a few weeks ago. It ran fine...or at least it did. I ran into some issues with loading Xfce. It would crash my computer for whatever reason. I don't remember a particular update causing this...
I was using x11/mate as my desktop manager and recently decided to install x11/gnome3. There are some issues I have been struggling with;
1 ) GNOME insists using x11-fm/caja instead of x11-fm/nautilus as the main file manager
2 ) x11-fm/nautilus uses large icons, that I don't like. When I...
Mate-Desktop forgets or does not store permanently the desired Keyboard-Layout (e.g. German, French or whatever) - HowTo:
In some cases it could happen that after every restart or Log-out from Mate, the Keyboard is again in the state kind Layout (usually English!) and the desired...
Mate (Mate-Desktop) Netspeed-Applet for FreeBSD-HowTo:
Download (and unpack!) the Applet from GitHub:
If NOT already installed!
# pkg install yelp-tools
# pkg install itstool
# cd /home/YOURHOME/Desktop/mate-netspeed-master