Both KDE and sddm missing complete bottom bar

DLCom

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Hi, I'm just trying to get into BSD coming from Arch and tried to setup KDE and sddm to get a nice GUI.
Unfortunately, after I installed the packages plasma5-plasma-desktop, kde-baseapps and sddm, the system behaved very strange upon reboot: The complete bottom bar of sddm (to select window manager, keyboard layout etc) was missing, and, once I logged in, the kde task bar was missing as well, making it impossible to restore minimized programs. I also tried installing another window manager, i3, which had the very same problem of totally lacking the bottom bar. It's still possible to click it (for example, I can change from KDE to i3 in sddm), but you can't see anything.

How can this be? Has anyone experienced something like this?
 

SirDice

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How can this be?
Common denominator is Xorg itself. If that's not configured correctly any desktop or window manager would have the same problem. So lets start with verifying if Xorg is set up correctly. Please install misc/pastebinit and run cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit. Post the URL here so we can have a look at your logs.
 
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Common denominator is Xorg itself. If that's not configured correctly any desktop or window manager would have the same problem. So lets start with verifying if Xorg is set up correctly. Please install misc/pastebinit and run cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit. Post the URL here so we can have a look at your logs.

Thanks for the quick answer. Here are my logs: https://pastebin.com/mQ7Bswv8

Are your video drivers set up correctly and your resolution as expected?
I'm running it on a virtual machine (in VMWare Player under Linux) right now, haven't installed any video drivers thus far.
 

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Maybe it's just that you should instead pkg install kde5 because with the packages you installed s/th needed might be missing - unless you know for shure your selection is sufficient. And yes 1st make shure Xorg setup is ok. You might also want to have a look in this thread on the very same topic.
 

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Thanks for the quick answer. Here are my logs: https://pastebin.com/mQ7Bswv8


I'm running it on a virtual machine (in VMWare Player under Linux) right now, haven't installed any video drivers thus far.
OK, so then I guess video drivers are a non-player. If no KDE components are missing, then its it a case of the lower bar being there but not visible because of resolution? I have never used VMWare so can't speak to whether it has some sort of "guest additions" like VirtualBox does.
 

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I'm running it on a virtual machine (in VMWare Player under Linux) right now, haven't installed any video drivers thus far.
As far as I know there are no specific VMWare video drivers for FreeBSD guests. That said, vesa(4) or scfb(4) should work, but there's no 2D/3D acceleration on these drivers.
 

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As far as I know there are no specific VMWare video drivers for FreeBSD guests. That said, vesa(4) or scfb(4) should work, but there's no 2D/3D acceleration on these drivers.
There is one:
locate vmware
[...]
/usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-vmware
[...]
portell xf86-video-vmware
/usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-vmware/pkg-descr reads:

This package contains the X.Org xf86-video-vmware driver.

WWW: https://www.x.org/
and
portell open-vm-tools
/usr/ports/emulators/open-vm-tools/pkg-descr reads:

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source
implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating
system virtualization components that enhance performance and user
experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly
becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements
their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual
machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and
are tied to a specific virtualization platform.

This port replaces the VMware guest ports and the binary-only VMware
tools ports in the ports tree.

WWW: https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools
 
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