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Is there a tutorial for installing kde5 or kde5 plasma desktop?

Installing plasma 5 desktop returns me with an error message, display not set.

Lumina desktop works out of the box on freebsd 12.2 with xorg installed.
 

Alexander88207

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Hello, jackson

Simple installation of KDE & your gpu drivers and starting the display manager should be enough. May can we see the whole error message?
 
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Hello. I’m getting closer to having Plasma5 desktop working. I’m still getting a display error. Using SDDM my screen turns completely black after booting. When I start plasma5 after executing startx I get a login screen stuck in a loop.

Very grateful for your help. Thank you.
 

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startplasma-x11 gives DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to x server.

I’m using a Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card
 
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Thank you sir dice. I downloaded NVIDIA graphics drivers for my graphics card from nvidia's homepage. I compiled and installed the drivers and used nvidia-xconfig.
Should I include enable_kde5 in my rc.conf file?
 

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I downloaded NVIDIA graphics drivers for my graphics card from nvidia's homepage. I compiled and installed the drivers and used nvidia-xconfig.
Don't do this, it gets installed outside of the package infrastructure and you have no way of tracking dependencies or versions. Use the packages or the ports, don't install anything outside of this.

Chapter 4. Installing Applications: Packages and Ports
 
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Here's what works!

pkg install xorg xfce4
downloading the nvidia freebsd drivers for GTX 650 from the nvidia homepage.
running nvidia-xconfig
startx
xfce4 works like a charm

Gnome3 and
Plasma5-Plasma does not work at all. Lumina desktop does.

startplasma-x11 consistently returns $DISPLAY not set or cannot connect to X server.
 

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downloading the nvidia freebsd drivers for GTX 650 from the nvidia homepage.
Again, don't do that.

pkg install nvidia-driver

Don't use nvidia-xconfig, you don't need it.

Code:
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Create a /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/driver-nvidia.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Card0"
        Driver     "nvidia"
EndSection

That's it.
 
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I'm going to trust you. I finally got Plasma working. My graphics card made things itchy as well as my xconf.file. It's really hard for a beginner.
I'm on FreeBSD 12.2 and also had to wait for KDE5 to show up in the package system.

Thank you everyone 👍
 
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