How to install XFCE Desktop in OpenBSD
To install XFCE Desktop
Xfce is an open - source, fast, lightweight, user friendly software for Unix/Linux distributions. The procedures to install XFCE Desktop is explained in detail in this article.
To install the XFCE Desktop environment in OpenBSD, use the following command.
Then install the display manager as follows.
Configure the x window system
Create a file called " .xinitrc" and add the following line into it.
Now create a file rc.local inside /etc/ directory to configure the system daemons.
Add the following lines into the file.
Then create a file rc.conf.local under the /etc/ directory.
Add the following lines to the file.
pkg_scripts=" dbus_daemon avahi_daemon" dbus_enable=YES
Reboot the system
After rebooting the Login screen appears. Enter the login credentials to proceed further.
Now, lets try to install some basic applications.
To install firefox
Run the following command to install firefox application into XFCE Desktop.
# pkg_add -iv firefox Update candidates: quirks-2.241 -> quirks-2.241 quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z firefox-47.0.1:mozilla-dicts-en-GB-1.3p1: ok firefox-47.0.1:hunspell-1.3.2p2: ok firefox-47.0.1:nss-3.24: ok firefox-47.0.1: ok Look in /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes for extra documentation. --- +hunspell-1.3.2p2 ------------------- Install mozilla dictionaries for extra hunspell languages. e.g. # pkg_add mozilla-dicts-ca Extracted 122645058 from 122646989
Then install thunderbird e-mail client.
# pkg_add -iv thunderbird Update candidates: quirks-2.241 -> quirks-2.241 quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z thunderbird-45.2.0: ok Look in /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes for extra documentation. Extracted 110350235 from 110350597
Check to install VLC media player.
# pkg_add -iv vlc Update candidates: quirks-2.241 -> quirks-2.241 quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z vlc-2.2.4:libbluray-0.9.3: ok vlc-2.2.4:libdvdcss-1.4.0: ok &hellip &hellip &hellip vlc-2.2.4: ok Extracted 209770142 from 209780087
Execute the below command to install Libre office.
# pkg_add -iv libreoffice Update candidates: quirks-2.241 -> quirks-2.241 quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z libreoffice-184.108.40.206p0v0:python-3.4.5: ok libreoffice-220.127.116.11p0v0:libxslt-1.1.28p5: ok &hellip &hellip &hellip libreoffice-18.104.22.168p0v0: ok The following new rcscripts were installed: /etc/rc.d/saslauthd See rcctl(8) for details. Extracted 667101799 from 667111155