Install GNOME 3 on FreeBSD

Last update: 11.04.2021

GNOME is a user-friendly interface. It has a bar with which applications can be started and status information can be displayed. Programs and data can be stored on the surface and standard tools are available.

We will install the full GNOME package gnome3 so that we get the complete GNOME suite on the system.

root #: pkg install gnome3

GNOME requires a mounted / proc filesystem. We therefore add the following line to /etc/fstab so that procfs is automatically mounted at system start:

root #: nano / etc / fstab =>

proc    /   proc    procfs  rw  0   0

GNOME needs D-Bus and HAL and we enable the services so that they are started automatically when the system boots:

root #: service dbus enable
root #: service hald enable

We use gdm as the session manager. To enable GDM, we do this:

root #: service gdm enable

As a general rule, it is advisable to start all GNOME services:

root #: service gnome enable

GDM will now start automatically when the system starts up.

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