Topic: X-window

Hello

how to install it xfree86?

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Re: X-window

OpenBSD uses "Xenocara" a customised X.Org 7.3 so why would you want xfree86?

Re: X-window

I installed Gnome by using the command:-


James wrote:

$ echo 'exec gnome-session' >> ~/.xinitrc

James wrote:

$ startx

When I type the command startx error stratx not found,

Re: X-window

Hello

Can you Say to me how one install Xenocara

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Re: X-window

you tell me first what pkgs you selected to install during the install process?

and what did you answer when you were asked if you want to use xwindow.

tell then you might try running (xorgconfig) and follow the instructions and try launching x one more time

Re: X-window

darken wrote:

how to install it xfree86?

As qmemo states, OpenBSD no longer uses XFree86;  it uses X.org's implementation of X.  X is also not installed by packages;  it is installed via 5 file sets available at the time of installation.  These are listed in Section 4.6 of the FAQ:

http://openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#FilesNeeded

Additional file sets can be installed after initial installation.  Study Section 4.10 of the FAQ for more information:

http://openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#AddFileSet

Given how X is so interconnected with itself, GNOME may or may not work given that it was installed in an environment devoid of X.  If after installing X GNOME does not work, my suggestion would be to de-install through pkg_delete(1) followed by reinstalling it.

It appears that you are unfamiliar with OpenBSD's installation procedure.  It would be wise to study all of Section 4 for your future needs.

Last edited by ocicat (2008-10-06 02:39:55)

Re: X-window

Do you still have to set the sysctl switch to allow X to work on OpenBSD?

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Re: X-window

WIntellect wrote:

Do you still have to set the sysctl switch to allow X to work on OpenBSD?

Thanks for the reminder.  Yes, machdep.allowaperature needs to be set to 2 in /etc/sysctl.conf for the Intel platform.  This is the result of answering 'Y' to the question "Do you expect to run the X Window System?" seen during installation.  More information can be found in Section 4.5.7 of the FAQ:

http://openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#Finish