Unable to connect to xserver connection refused?

fvs

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#1
After installing mate-desktop with the help of freebsd documentation and rebooting,
I can't open mate-session or slim?
 

ShelLuser

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Usually it's your login manager, and not so much X, which provides options to remotely log onto a graphical environment from a remote location.

So.. what login manager do you use?
 

ShelLuser

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Then that is your problem.

From /usr/ports/x11/slim/pkg-descr:
Code:
SLiM is a desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11, derived from
Login.app by Per Liden.

It aims to be light and simple, although completely configurable through
themes and an option file; is suitable for machines on which remote login
functionalities are not needed.
As such: this isn't possible using x11/slim.
 

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I don't think the OP is trying to connect remotely (XDMCP). You get a similar error when trying to start a windows manager and it fails to due to Xorg configuration errors. The window manager will throw a connection error because the Xserver fails to start.
 

ShelLuser

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SirDice Excellent point, you're right: I focused myself on connecting.

After installing mate-desktop with the help of freebsd documentation and rebooting,
I can't open mate-session or slim?
This leads up to the question: does X actually work at all? So if you try to start Xorg, does anything happen? Do you get to see a mouse cursor, does it start a proper graphical environment?

Basically what SirDice hinted at in his previous message.
 
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fvs

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SirDice Excellent point, you're right: I focused myself on connecting.


This leads up to the question: does X actually work at all? So if you try to start Xorg, does anything happen? Do you get to see a mouse cursor, does it start a proper graphical environment?

Basically what SirDice hinted at in his previous message.
Everything is working after I configured my /boot/loader.conf adding
Code:
kern.vty=vt
i915kms_load="YES
looks like this works.
Thanks to all that responded.
 
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