How to install MATE Desktop in FreeBSD
To install MATE Desktop in FreeBSD
The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2 and it provides an intuitive, attractive desktop environment. Installation of MATE Desktop in FreeBSD is explained in this article.
To install XORG
Install XORG package by using “ pkg install” command.
# pkg install xorg
During the installation, just give confirmation to proceed further.
Install “ slim” by using “ pkg install” command.
# pkg install slim
Press “ y” to proceed further.
Install “ mate” by running the following command.
# pkg install mate
Next edit the “ rc.conf” file.
# nano /etc/rc.conf
Open the file and add following lines to it.
dbus_enable=” YES” hald_enable=” YES” slim_enable=” YES”
Configure “ fstab” as shown below.
# nano /etc/fstab
Open the file and add the following line to mount.
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0
Create “ .xinitrc” file.
# nano .xinitrc
Then add following line for execute the mate session.
Run the following command to “ reboot” the system.
After rebooting, Login to Mate Desktop using the login credentials.
To view the applications, click on Applications.
Click on places,
Click on system.