Subject: Re: How to start xfce4 ?
To: Roberto Pereyra <>
From: Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/20/2005 12:50:01
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Also sprach Roberto Pereyra (
> I installed xfce4 from pkgsrc current but I can start it.
> I created the .xinitrc file with this setup:
> ----------- .xinitrc -------
> /usr/pkg/bin/xfwm4
> -----------------------------
> but xfce not start.

Sure, xfwm4 is just the windows manager, but XFCE is a bit more.

> The startxfce4 file is not included in the pkgsrc package.
> How I can start xfce ?

You need startxfce4 in your .xinitrc=20

It is located in /usr/pkg/bin/startxfce4 and is installed by

If it doesn't exist, you did not install all required XFCE4 packages,
use either pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/xfce4 as a meta package or install

pkg_info | sort | grep -i xfce
libxfce4gui-4.2.2nb1 XFce4 widget library
libxfce4mcs-4.2.2nb1 XFce4 settings management library
libxfce4util-4.2.2nb1 XFce4 basic library
xfce4-4.2.2         XFce4
xfce4-appfinder-4.2.2 XFce4 application finder
xfce4-artwork-0.0.4nb5 XFce4 artwork
xfce4-calendar-4.2.2 XFce4 calendar
xfce4-clipman-plugin-0.4.1 XFce4 clipboard plugin
xfce4-cpugraph-plugin-0.2.2nb1 XFce4 CPU load plugin
xfce4-datetime-plugin-0.3.1 XFce4 calendar plugin
xfce4-desktop-4.2.2nb2 XFce4 desktop background manager
xfce4-diskperf-plugin-1.5 XFce4 disk performance plugin
xfce4-extras-4.2.2  XFce4 extras
xfce4-fm-4.2.2      XFce4 filemanager
xfce4-gtk2-engine-2.2.7 XFce4 GTK2 themes
xfce4-icon-theme-4.2.2 XFce4 icon themes
xfce4-iconbox-4.2.2 XFce4 icon displayer
xfce4-mcs-manager-4.2.2 XFce4 settings manager
xfce4-mcs-plugins-4.2.2 XFce4 settings manager plugins
xfce4-minicmd-plugin-0.3.0 XFce4 command plugin
xfce4-mixer-4.2.2   XFce4 mixer plugin
xfce4-netload-plugin-0.3.2 XFce4 network load plugin
xfce4-notes-plugin-0.10.0 XFce4 notes plugin
xfce4-panel-4.2.2nb2 XFce4 panel
xfce4-print-4.2.2   XFce4 print dialog
xfce4-session-4.2.2nb3 XFce4 session manager
xfce4-showdesktop-plugin-0.4.0 XFce4 showdesktop plugin
xfce4-systemload-plugin-0.3.6 XFce4 system load plugin
xfce4-systray-4.2.2 XFce4 systray plugin
xfce4-taskbar-plugin-0.2.2 XFce4 taskbar plugin
xfce4-toys-4.2.2    XFce4 toys
xfce4-trigger-launcher-4.2.2 XFce4 trigger-launcher
xfce4-utils-4.2.2nb2 XFce4 utilities
xfce4-wavelan-plugin-0.4.1nb1 XFce4 WLAN plugin
xfce4-weather-plugin-0.4.9 XFce4 weather plugin
xfce4-windowlist-plugin-0.1.0nb1 XFce4 window list plugin
xfce4-wm-4.2.2      XFce4 window manager
xfce4-wm-themes-4.2.2 XFce4 window manager themes
xfce4-xkb-plugin-0.3.2nb1 XFce4 Keyboard plugin
xfce4-xmms-plugin-0.3.1 XFce4 XMMS plugin

by hand.

Hope that helps
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