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On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:32 AM, Chris Wareham
> Arthur Barlow wrote:
>> I know I'm foolish to even attempt this, but I thought I'd try and see is
>> could run Gnome on NetBSD. So far, no luck. I have done a "make install"
>> in /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/gnome2, and it appears that all packages,
>> (ridiculous amounts as only Gnome can), are built. I've set my ".xinitrc"
>> file to "exec /usr/pkg/bin/gnome-session." I cannot find a correct syntax
>> to launch dbus from rc.conf, though I've tried "dbus-launch=YES", which
>> appears to do nothing. Even if I manually start dbus-launch from root,
>> I try to run startx with the above mentioned .xinitrc file I get an error,
>> "CRITICAL: dbus_g_connection_get_connection: assertion 'gconnection'
>> I don't know if I need "devd" or "hald" somehow loaded at boot up time,
>> I would appreciate any guidance. Thanks
>> P.S. I'm using NetBSD 5.0 on an Athlon Duron MSI motherboard.
> I only run bits of Gnome, and needed the following entries in
> /etc/rc.conf to get things running smoothly:
> The rc scripts were copied from /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/ where
> For printing with CUPS from Gnome apps, I needed the following entries:
> Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I did get it running, and surprisingly it seems
just about everything works. The key was finding the startup scripts in
"/usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d." Once I copied those to "/etc/rc.d" it
worked fine. I'm more used to FreeBSD which automatically puts them in
"/etc/rc.d" to begin with.
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