TAL15

New Member


Messages: 18

hello,
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
#mate-session
To test the GUI I get this message,
WARNING **: Cannot open display;
I already downloaded Xorg so this should be working,

Thanks for any help.
 

mrclksr

Active Member

Reaction score: 145
Messages: 165

Hello TAL15 ,

there are two recommended ways to start a X session:
  1. Use [FONT=Courier New]startx
    [/FONT]
    Create the file ~/.xinitrc:

    Code:
    % echo "exec /usr/local/bin/mate-session" > ~/.xinitrc"
    Then you can start your X session with startx

  2. Use a X login manager like x11/slim:

    Install x11/slim. Add slim_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf. Create the file ~/.xsession:

    Code:
    % echo "exec /usr/local/bin/mate-session" > ~/.xsession"
    Finally, reboot or just execute service slim start as root.
 
OP
TAL15

TAL15

New Member


Messages: 18

Hello TAL15 ,

there are two recommended ways to start a X session:
  1. Use [FONT=Courier New]startx[/FONT]

    Create the file ~/.xinitrc:

    Code:
    % echo "exec /usr/local/bin/mate-session" > ~/.xinitrc"
    Then you can start your X session with startx

  2. Use a X login manager like x11/slim:

    Install x11/slim. Add slim_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf. Create the file ~/.xsession:

    Code:
    % echo "exec /usr/local/bin/mate-session" > ~/.xsession"
    Finally, reboot or just execute service slim start as root.
when I start the command service slim start, it just says Mate-session: MATE and doesn't do anything, it just offers me a new command line,
 
OP
TAL15

TAL15

New Member


Messages: 18

Apparently xorg isn't recognizing my screen, despite the fact it's a laptop, please help.
 
Top