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Old 11-01-2012, 10:58 PM
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So I like simplicity. I like awesome, I like Fluxbox. PC-BSD does not really support them actively. What are the requirements for this to change? Can I help to make it?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:08 PM
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Both of these are available as desktop selections: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Desktops.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:10 PM
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Yep, but "unsupported", meaning that it'd need some manual work to have a consistent look&feel like the "supported" desktops, or am I mistaken here?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:19 PM
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We may be overly cautious with the word "unsupported". They all have the same look and feel. However, users unfamiliar with the command line won't like some of the minimal desktops. That doesn't sound like that applies to you :-)
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:22 PM
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Well, I doubt PC-BSD's awesome looks and feels like its KDE4.

That said: Well, yes, the word "unsupported" would need sort of a better (or any) explanation. Now my question is invalid. Meh.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM
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I installed AwesomeWM... But i am not able to start it. GDM tries to start it..but fails ad returns back to login screen.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:59 PM
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Which version of PC-BSD (e.g. 9.0-RELEASE or 9.1-RC2)? How did you install Awesome?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:48 PM
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I installed using the PORTS
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:52 PM
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If you install using System Manager, it will update gdm for you and the new desktop will automatically appear in the login menu.
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I have tried installation through ports as well as through system-manager. (this same issue with awesome was also in Hubble edition)

It appears in the gdm menu. The gdm attempts to start it, a black screen comes, then the screen blinks and goes back again to the login menu.

I even tried to use xdm to start awsome instead of gdm, but that had the similar behaviour. Attempts to start but then returns back to login screen again
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