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Hello today i want show you, how to install Gnome2 Desktop system on FreeBSD. This easy way to control your Metin2 server, you can develop your  c++ apps, metin2 source with Gui Based Compiler, you can install apps, you can surf on internet, you can download torrent, you can control your web,mail servers etc..

 

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  1. How do I get GNOME 2.32 for FreeBSD?

    There are two ways to install GNOME 2.32 on FreeBSD. One way is to use packages, and the other way is to use ports. Before doing either installation, you should first familiarize yourself with the GNOME 2.32 release notes.

    Install GNOME 2.32 from packages.

    To install GNOME 2.32 from packages, use the command:

    # pkg_add -r gnome2

    This will download the latest GNOME 2.32 packages from the FreeBSD FTP site, and proceed to install them on your system.

    Up-to-date GNOME packages for i386 and amd64 for all supported versions of FreeBSD are also available from the GNOME Tinderbox.

    To build GNOME 2.32, you must first obtain the latest ports tree skeleton. This is most easily accomplished with portsnap(8) Then:

    # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
    # make clean
    # make install clean
        

    You still need to enable the GNOME services to run e.g. the graphical login automatically on system startup.

  2. How do I get the most out of GNOME?

    In order to make the most of your new GNOME Desktop, you will want to start all of the GNOME-related services at boot-time. If you wish to take full advantage of GNOME, add the following to/etc/rc.conf:

    gnome_enable="YES"
        

    This will enable services such as GDM, HAL, D-BUS, and Avahi on system startup. If you do not want to run all of these services, you should forget the gnome_enable property, and manually enable the services you want.

    If you do not want to reboot immediately after the installation, you can invoke the following commands:

    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus start
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/avahi-daemon start
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/avahi-dnsconfd start
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald start
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm start
        

    To start GNOME 2.32 under X without using GDM, add the following line to ~/.xsession or~/.xinitrc, as appropriate (see startx(1)):

    exec ck-launch-session gnome-session
        
  3. GNOME 2.32 is failing to build from ports. What do I do?

    The majority of GNOME 2.32 compilation problems can be solved by making sure all the necessary GNOME 2.32 components are up-to-date.

    Updating solves most problems

    If you have not yet followed FAQ #6, do so, as it will most likely fix the problem you are reading this document to solve.

    Please follow FAQ #6. If you have not done so, and you ask for help, you will be told to follow FAQ #6.

    In general, when a GNOME 2.32 component is not up-to-date, you will see an error similar to the following:

    checking for libgnomeui-2.0 libbonoboui-2.0 libbonobo-2.0 >= 2.2.1
    gnome-vfs-2.0 libgnomeprint-2.2 >= 2.3.0 libgnomeprintui-2.2 libglade-2.0...
    configure: error: Library requirements (libgnomeui-2.0 libbonoboui-2.0
    libbonobo-2.0 >= 2.2.1 gnome-vfs-2.0 libgnomeprint-2.2 >= 2.3.0 libgnomeprintui-2.2
    libglade-2.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
        

    Simply keeping your ports tree up-to-date will prevent these errors.

    If the pkg-config program is out-of-date, you may see a configure error similar to the following:

    configure: error: *** pkg-config too old; version 0.14 or better required.
        

    While this may be buried in some other text, the error is very straight-forward: you need to upgrade pkg-config. The pkg-config application is found in the devel/pkg-config port. By updating this port to the latest version, this error will go away.

    You may see compiler errors relating to pthreads (POSIX® threads), such as:

    undefined reference to 'strerror_r'

    To fix thread related errors, make sure you have the following compiled into your kernel:

    options _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING

    If you are tracking -STABLE or -CURRENT, make sure that you do not have NO_LIBPTHREAD set in /etc/make.conf. If you do, remove it, then rebuild world. If you still have trouble, please send email to freebsd-gnome@FreeBSD.org with the output of the failed compilation. It is also helpful to include the config.log from the port's work directory.

    Prevent two versions of the same library.

    A common source of build failures is the existence of multiple versions of the same library. This can happen if you have two different versions of a port installed, or can even happen through normal portupgrade use. You can back up the libraries in /usr/local/lib/compat/pkgand remove them, and then run portupgrade -u -rf pkg-config. This will force a rebuild of all GNOME-related apps (and a fair number of other apps) without retaining old versions of libraries in /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg.

    Fix PREFIX move-related errors.

    Starting with 2.16, GNOME now lives in LOCALBASE instead of X11BASE. This move can cause strange build problems if the proper upgrade steps are not followed. However, if after following all the steps, you may still see errors like the following:

    grep: /usr/X11R6/lib/libglade-2.0.la: No such file or directory
    sed: /usr/X11R6/lib/libglade-2.0.la: No such file or directory
    libtool: link: `/usr/X11R6/lib/libglade-2.0.la' is not a valid libtool archive
            

    This error indicates that an old libtool archive (a file that ends with .la) is still lingering about on your system. To find such files, search through the system for libtool archive files that contain the bad string (/usr/X11R6/lib/libglade-2.0.la in the example above). To do that, use the following command:

    # find / -type f -name "*.la" | xargs grep -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libglade-2.0.la
            

    For each file that is found, use pkg_info to determine which port or package installed it. For example, if you find that /usr/X11R6/lib/libgnomeui-2.0.la contains the problem libtool reference, do the following:

    # pkg_info -W /usr/X11R6/lib/libgnomeui-2.0.la
            

    If you get back a package name, then force an upgrade of that package using portupgrade. If you do not get back anything, then you can safely delete the libtool archive file. Once the file is gone, check the directory from which you deleted it for other files with similar names. In the example above, check for /usr/X11R6/lib/libgnomeui-2.0.*. If you find any matching files, delete those, too. Once all of the files are gone, you can resume building your original port. Repeat these steps if you encounter further such problems.

  4. I installed GNOME 2.32, but I am missing application foo. What gives?

    Only the core Desktop is included in the gnome2 package. Here are some other GNOME meta-ports that offer convenient groupings of popular GNOME software.

    • The GNOME Fifth Toe (x11/gnome2-fifth-toe) consists of stable GNOME applications that many users expect to find in a functional desktop environment. This includes image manipulation applications, chat and instant messenger applications, and music and multimedia players
    • The GNOME Hacker Tools (devel/gnome2-hacker-tools) consists of applications developers would need to create and maintain GNOME software projects. This includes IDEs, interface builders, "hacker" editors, and code generation tools.
    • The GNOME Office (editors/gnome2-office) consists of applications that are commonly found in office or productivity suites. This includes a spreadsheet application, word processor, project management application, database access application, groupware suite, and diagramming application.
    • The GNOME Power Tools (x11/gnome2-power-tools) consists of utilities and applets for the technically-minded GNOME user. It also contains many useful add-on utilities for some of the applications found in the Desktop and Fifth Toe.

    To install any of these from packages:

    # pkg_add -r meta-port

    For example, to install the GNOME Fifth Toe from packages:

    # pkg_add -r gnome2-fifth-toe
        

    To install any of these from ports:

    # cd /usr/ports/category/meta-port
    # make clean
    # make install clean
        

    For example, to install the GNOME Fifth Toe from ports:

    # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2-fifth-toe
    # make clean
    # make install clean
        
  5. What is the best way to upgrade from GNOME 2.30 to GNOME 2.32?

    The 2.30 to 2.32 may have a few caveats. You are strongly advised to read the upgrade FAQ for detailed instructions.

  6. How do I keep my GNOME 2.32 components and applications up-to-date?

    You are emphatically encouraged to use portupgrade or portmaster to keep your GNOME 2.32 components and applications up-to-date.

    Update your ports with portupgrade or portmaster.

    Once you have updated your ports tree (presumably with portsnap), the following two simple commands will update what needs to be updated, and will prevent inconsistencies:

    # pkgdb -F
    # portupgrade -a
            

    OR

    # portmaster -a
            

    Start from scratch.

    Despite consistent utilization of portupgrade or portmaster, if it seems like everything is refusing to build with everything else, you might save yourself a headache or three by removing all your GNOME apps and reinstalling them (your data files will remain untouched). To do this, follow these commands:

    # pkg_delete -rf pkg-config*
    # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
    # make clean
    # make install clean
        

    After running the above commands, you will have to reinstall all the GNOME applications you desire. This process sounds painful, but it is actually a great way to clear cruft off of your system. Just install applications as you need them, and you will be surprised how much disk space you have reclaimed. A full rebuild does take a significant amount of time; fortunately, this measure is only rarely needed.

  7. How do I uninstall GNOME?

    We would prefer that you did not uninstall GNOME ;-), but if you must, you have to decide how much you want to uninstall. If you have installed x11/gnome2 and you want to remove all Desktop components that do not have other dependent packages, do the following:

    # pkg_deinstall -R x11/gnome2
        

    Note: the pkg_deinstall command requires you have ports-mgmt/portupgradeinstalled.

    If you want to force a removal of all Desktop components (this is generally not recommended), do the following:

    # pkg_deinstall -Rf x11/gnome2
        
  8. Where can I get more themes for GNOME 2.32?

    On the following websites, you can find themes for GTK+, metacity, nautilus, GDM, icons, backgrounds, and more:

    Some of these themes have already been ported to FreeBSD. Check out the x11-themes/gnome-icons and x11-themes/metacity-themes meta-ports for a nice sample.

  9. What window managers work well with GNOME 2.32?

    The gnome2 meta-port installs the Metacity window manager by default. Another popular window manager that works well with GNOME 2.32 is Sawfish. Sawfish can be found in x11-wm/sawfish.

    To switch between Metacity and Sawfish in GNOME, you will need to do the following:

    # killall metacity; sawfish &
    # gnome-session-save --gui

    The gnome-session-save is important. Without it, the window manager will revert back to the one previously configured upon next login. To switch back, simply reverse sawfish andmetacity.

    If you have gotten the GNOME 2.32 desktop working under an alternative window manager, please take a screenshot and send it to us!

  10. Does GNOME 2.32 support anti-aliased fonts?

    Yes! Anti-aliasing requires X.Org with freetype2 support. To add freetype2 support to X, make sure you have the following modules loaded in your xorg.conf file under the Modules section:

    Load    "freetype"
    Load    "type1"
            

    Then, simply check out the Fonts capplet under Applications->Desktop Preferences. If you want a good set of TrueType starter fonts, install the x11-fonts/webfonts port.

    Sometimes, after adding new fonts to the system, it is necessary to teach fontconfig about them. If you find that newly added fonts are not made available even after restarting GNOME, run the following command as root:

    # fc-cache -f -v
            

    If you have any questions, please send them to freebsd-gnome@FreeBSD.org.

  11. How can I control what fonts are anti-aliased?

    GNOME 2.32 makes use of libXft and fontconfig to handle anti-aliasing. Fontconfig is a very powerful XML-based font configuration package. You can create a ~/.fonts.conf file that controls virtually every aspect of fontconfig. For example, if you do not want to anti-alias fonts smaller than 16 point, create a ~/.fonts.conf with the following contents:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>

    <match target="font">
    <test name="size" compare="less_eq">
    <double>16</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <bool>false</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="font">
    <test name="pixelsize" compare="less_eq">
    <double>16</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <bool>false</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    </fontconfig>

    Refer to fonts-conf(5) for more information.

  12. How do I edit my GNOME menus?

    Right-click on the Applications menu, and select Edit Menus. This will invoke the alacarte menu editing tool.

  13. How do I use GTK+ resource settings for GTK+ applications when not in a GNOME environment?

    GNOME applications get their GTK+ resources from themes and the corresponding theme engine. If you would rather run your GTK+ applications in a non-GNOME environment then you will need to create a file named ~/.gtkrc-2.0.

    To use the widgets from a GTK+ theme when in a non-GNOME environment, simply include the theme's gtk-2.0/gtkrc in your ~/.gtkrc-2.0. For example:

    include "/usr/local/share/themes/Crux/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

    If you prefer, you can use the same GTK+ 1.2 theme for both GTK+ 1.2 and GTK+ 2 applications, which will give your GTK+ programs a consistent look. For the most part, you can transfer your settings from your ~/.gtkrc file (used for GTK+ 1.2) with a couple of caveats.

    1. If you have any theme engine references, you will have to make sure there is a corresponding GTK+ theme engine. Otherwise, remove the engine entries.
    2. The default font specification should be outside of any style blocks and should be specified with the gtk-font-name keyword. For example:gtk-font-name = "Verdana 11"

    Note that while a GTK+ 1.2 gtkrc file will work in a GTK+ 2 gtkrc-2.0 file, the opposite is nottrue: the contents of a GTK+ 2 gtkrc-2.0 file will not work inside a GTK+ 1.2 gtkrc file.

    For simply switching GTK+ themes without needing to edit your ~/.gtkrc files, you can use thex11/gtk-theme-switch and x11/gtk2-theme-switch ports.

  14. How do I configure settings for GNOME 1.4 applications under GNOME 2.32?

    Install sysutils/gnome-control-center1, then invoke gnomecc from the command line to bring up the GNOME 1.4 control center.

  15. Brasero does not let me burn CDs or Totem/Rhythmbox/Sound-juicer cannot find my CD/DVD drive. How can I fix this?

    Brasero, totem, rhythmbox, and sound-juicer cannot use CD/DVD drives unless support for those devices is enabled in the kernel, and the permissions on the device nodes allow write access. Brasero, totem, rhythmbox, and sound-juicer talk to CD/DVD drives through the SCSI CAM subsystem. Therefore, you must make sure you have the following configured in your kernel:

    device scbus
    device cd
    device pass
        

    You must also make sure you have the following configured in your kernel if you are using an ATAPI CD/DVD drive:

    device        atapicam
        

    Finally, if you are running GNOME 2.16 or later, you must have HAL running, or you will only be able to burn to an ISO image file.

    To figure out which CD/DVD drive you will be using, run the following command as root:

    # camcontrol devlist
        

    Your output will look similar to the following:

    <QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242 UD22>        at scbus1 target 0 lun 0 (cd0,pass0)
        

    The devices in parentheses at the end are important. You must make sure the /dev entries for those devices are writable by the users that will be using brasero, totem, rhythmbox, or sound-juicer. In addition to those devices, /dev/xpt* must also be writable to your brasero, totem, rhythmbox, and sound-juicer users. The following /etc/devfs.conf configuration will achieve the desired results given the above devlist:

    perm cd0 0666
    perm xpt0 0666
    perm pass0 0666
        
  16. How do I add new GDM sessions?

    The process for adding new GDM sessions has changed substantially between GNOME 2.2 and 2.32. In order to add new sessions now, you must create a .desktop file containing the session configuration information. Session files live in /usr/local/etc/dm/Sessions. For example, to add a KDE session, create a file in /usr/local/etc/dm/Sessions called kde.desktop. That file should contain the following:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding="UTF"-8
    Name="KDE"
    Comment="This" session logs you into KDE
    Exec=/usr/local/bin/startkde
    TryExec=/usr/local/bin/startkde
    Icon=
    Type="Application"
        

    This file must have execute permissions. For example:

    # chmod 0555 kde.desktop
        

    After creating this file, restart GDM, and there will be a KDE link under the Sessions menu.

  17. How do I disable spatial Nautilus?

    As of GNOME 2.8, Nautilus operates in what is known as a "spatial" mode. This means that each item is opened in a new window. This may not be desirable to all users. If you wish to revert back to the old Nautilus file system browser, go to Desktop->Preferences->File Management, click on the Behavior tab, and check the "Always open in browser windows" checkbox.

  18. How do I disable desktop icons for "Computer," "Home," and "Trash?"

    If you do not want your desktop cluttered with the default icons for "Computer," "Home," and "Trash," you can disable any or all of them. To do this, launch Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor (gconf-editor from the command line), and go to the/apps/nautilus/desktop key. From here, you can enable or disable the icons, and even rename "Home" and "Trash."

  19. How do I mount my removable media in Nautilus?

    As of GNOME 2.22, the way auto-mounting works has changed substantially. The full details are spelled out in our HAL FAQ.

  20. Why is GNOME so slow to start up?

    Under normal circumstances, GNOME should only take a few seconds to start up (fifteen at most). However, certain configurations may cause it to hang for up to an hour at login time.

    First, make sure your machine's hostname properly resolves. To test this, run the following command:

    ping `hostname`
        

    If the command fails, you will either have to add your fully-qualified hostname to DNS or to/etc/hosts. If you do not have a static IP address, you can append your hostname to thelocalhost line in /etc/hosts. For example, if your machine's hostname is gnome-rocks.mydomain.com, edit /etc/hosts, and change the line:

    127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.my.domain
        

    To:

    127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.my.domain gnome-rocks gnome-rocks.mydomain.com
        

    Finally, if you have either the TCP or UDP blackhole sysctl enabled, this may cause GNOME to stall on login. If, after fixing hostname resolution, GNOME still takes a long time to startup, verify the following sysctls are set to 0:

    net.inet.tcp.blackhole
    net.inet.udp.blackhole
        
  21. How do I install GNOME packages from the GNOME Tinderbox?

    The GNOME Tinderbox is a service that continually builds i386 and amd64 packages of the GNOME desktop for all supported versions of FreeBSD. As hardware gets better, more meta-ports may be added in the future. This service can be a great way of getting the latest GNOME desktop without having to wait for everything to build from ports.

    To install packages from the GNOME Tinderbox, you must set the PACKAGESITE environment variable to the correct package directory. The package directory can be found by clicking on thePackage Directory link on the main Tinderbox page for your architecture. Once you have the correct package directory, you should append /Latest/ to it so you can pkg_add gnome2without knowing any additional version numbers. For example, if you are installing on i386 FreeBSD 6.3, set PACKAGESITE to the following:

    http://www.marcuscom.com/tb/packages/6.3-FreeBSD/Latest/
        

    If you are installing on amd64 FreeBSD 6.3, set PACKAGESITE to the following:

    http://cobbler.marcuscom.com/space/packages/6.3-FreeBSD/Latest/
        
  22. How do I add new MIME types to GNOME?

    Since GNOME 2.8, MIME types are stored in the new FreeDesktop shared-mime-info database. However, gnome-control-center has not been updated to allow one to easily add MIME types to this database. Therefore, if applications such as Nautilus complain that there is no MIME type associated with a particular file, using the Open With tab under Properties not work.

    New MIME types can be added in one of two places. They can either be added system-wide for all users, or added locally on a per-user basis. System-wide MIME types must be added toLOCALBASE/share/mime , where as local MIME types must be added to~/.local/share/mime. In both cases, the procedure is the same.

    To define a new MIME type, you must create an application and a packages file to describe it. The application file will be named for the MIME type, and contain its name and a brief comment describing it. The packages file will list all the extensions associated with this MIME type as well as any special file magic that can be used to identify files without an extension.

    For example, if we wanted to add a new local MIME type for Windows HTML Help files (i.e. .chm files) called application/x-chm, we would do the following. First, we would create the directories~/.local/share/mime/application and ~/.local/share/mime/packages if they did not already exist. Then, we create an application file called x-chm.xml that we will place in~/.local/share/mime/application. The file looks like:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <mime-type
    xmlns="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info"
    type="application/x-chm">
    <comment>Windows HTML Help file</comment>
    </mime-type>
        

    Next, we create a packages file called chm.xml that we will place in~/.local/share/mime/packages. The file looks like:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <mime-info
    xmlns="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info">
    <mime-type type="application/x-chm">
    <comment>Windows HTML Help file</comment>
    <glob pattern="*.chm" />
    </mime-type>
    </mime-info>
        

    Once the files have been created, the MIME database must be updated. To do that, run the command:

    % update-mime-database ~/.local/share/mime
        

    Finally (and unfortunately), you must logout and log back in to GNOME for the changes to fully take effect. Nautilus' Properties->Open With interface can now be used to associate an application to this MIME type. Hopefully all of this will be made much easier in a future GNOME release.

  23. How do I configure GDM for automatic logins?

    The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) can be configured to automatically log a user in when it starts up. To do that, you must first configure Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) support for gdm-autologin. Create a /etc/pam.d/gdm-autologin file with the following contents:

    auth required pam_permit.so
    account required pam_nologin.so
    account required pam_unix.so
    session required pam_permit.so
        

    Once PAM is configured to allow GDM automatic logins, edit/usr/local/etc/gdm/custom.conf, and set AutomaticLoginEnable="true", andAutomaticLogin equal to the username for which you wish to enable automatic logins. Both of these properties should be placed under the [daemon] heading. For example:

    [daemon]
    AutomaticLoginEnable="true"
    AutomaticLogin="marcus"
        

    That will automatically login the user marcus as soon as GDM launches.

  24. How do I upgrade from gnome2-lite to the full GNOME 2.32 desktop?

    The Lite edition does not include all of the components of the standard GNOME 2.32 desktop. If you wish to install the full desktop, first remove the gnome2-lite package, then install thegnome2 port or package. For example:

    # pkg_delete gnome2-lite
        

    Then one of the following:

    # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
    # make install clean
        

    or:

    # pkg_add -r gnome2
        

    Alternatively, you can install additional GNOME components individually using either their ports or packages.

  25. How do I enable Emacs-style keybindings in GTK+ applications?

    By default, GTK+ uses Windows-like keyboard shortcuts for command line editing. Many UNIX users are more familiar or more comfortable with Emacs-style shortcuts. For example, GTK+ uses Control+A to mean, "select all," where as Emacs uses Control+A to mean, "put cursor at the beginning of line."

    In order to use Emacs-style keybindings in GTK+ applications, edit ~/.gtkrc-2.0, and add the following:

    gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"
        

    If you are using the GNOME Desktop, however, this is not sufficient. You must also change the GConf key /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to "Emacs" using Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor (gconf-editor from the command line).

  26. Why do I only see generic icons in Nautilus?

    This typically occurs for users that are not running the full GNOME Desktop. By default, gnome-session will start gnome-settings-daemon automatically. This daemon is responsible for setting many GTK+ and GNOME preferences including the icon theme. If you are not running the GNOME Desktop, make sure the following has been added to your X11 session startup preferences:

    /usr/local/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon &
        

    If you are running the full GNOME Desktop, there may be a problem executing gnome-settings-daemon. Try running /usr/local/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon from the command line, and check for any errors. Most problems can be solved by reinstallingsysutils/gnome-settings-daemon.

  27. Why do I need confirm access to my keyring every time Nautilus tries to open an external share?

    You did not mount the procfs file system. Procfs is not mounted by default in recent releases of FreeBSD. Consider adding the following line to your /etc/fstab file:

    proc            /proc        procfs    rw    0    0
        
  28. How do I enable window compositing in GNOME?

    Starting with GNOME 2.22, the Metacity window manager includes a compositing manager. When compositing is enabled, widgets will get a drop shadow, and the Alt+Tab application switcher will show previews of the application windows.

    Compositing is not enabled by default as not all graphics cards and drivers will do well with it. If your graphics card and driver support accelerated 3D rendering and you want to use compositing you can enable it using the following command:

    % gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true
        

    If you want to disable it again, change "true" to "false", and re-run the command. You can also use gconf-editor to edit it.

    If your card is supported by the "nvidia," "intel", "openchrome", or "radeon" (see the radeon(4) man page to make sure your card is supported for 3D acceleration) drivers, then compositing should work for you.

  29. How do I get GDM to respect my locale settings?

    Up until GNOME 2.20, GDM would read the locale settings from /etc/login.conf or~/.login.conf. This was broken in 2.20, and finally restored in GDM 2.26.1_3.

    However, GDM also offers a pull-down Language menu from which you can choose your current locale. If you would rather not use this menu or /etc/login.conf, you can set the locale by adding the following to ~/.profile:

    export LANG=<locale>
    export LC_ALL=<locale>
        

    Here, <locale> is the desired locale (e.g. en_US.UTF-8, es_ES.ISO8859-15, fr_FR.ISO8859-1, etc.).

    To set the default locale for the GDM greeter, add the same environment variables to/etc/profile or define gdm_lang to the desired locale in /etc/rc.conf.

  30. Why do I not see any users in GDM?

    You did not mount the procfs file system. Procfs is not mounted by default in recent releases of FreeBSD. You must add the following line to your /etc/fstab file:

    proc            /proc        procfs    rw    0    0

 
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/ orginal article


 
 
I prefer gnome cuz, Kde plasma use much ram (if you have effects)..
 
Maybe you want connect to desktop, you cant with SSH :P
 
 
How to connect Desktop on BSD Machine? 
 
pkg_add -r -v vnc
or
pkg_add -r -v tightvnc
 
 
when installation done, go /root/.vnc/ and edit "xstartup" file then write this  :

#!/bin/sh
xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
/usr/local/bin/gnome-session &

#if you dont want start Gnome on VNC you can edit /usr/local/bin/gnome-session & to startkde or kde full path..
 
 
Now you can start vncserver!
 
mehti@www:~ # vncserver -depth 24 -geometry 2560x1600
 
#2560x1600 is res of session
 
all done, now you can connect to your server desktop!
 
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#if you dont have vnc viewer you can download here :

Download TightVNC Java Viewer (Version 2.7.2)
 
TightVNC Java Viewer works on any system where Java is supported. It requires Java SE version 1.6 or later.

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Is that the Gnome2 isntall from Freebsd handbook :D

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Is that the Gnome2 isntall from Freebsd handbook :D

And ? I write in end, if you read you can see..

 

 

Is there any screenshot? 

Yes, 

 

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Is this possible on dedicated server?

 

Regards.

 

P.S: I mean, anyone test in dedicated server? (Everything is possible <_< )

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Is this possible on dedicated server?

 

Regards.

 

P.S: I mean, anyone test in dedicated server? (Everything is possible <_< )

I used on my virtual dedicated server and i dont have any graphic cards and display but its work very well with remote control (vncserver)

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/root/.vnc/

 

after vnc installation this folder doesn't exists

 

#fixxed, you had to start vnc server first, than the .vnc folder was created

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This is really boring to install..

Gratz! :) 

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