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Re: Gnome

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
>> I
>> 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,
>> when
>> I try to run startx with the above mentioned .xinitrc file I get an error,
>> "CRITICAL: dbus_g_connection_get_connection: assertion 'gconnection'
>> failed."
>> I don't know if I need "devd" or "hald" somehow loaded at boot up time,
>> but
>> 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:
> rpcbind=YES
> famd=YES
> dbus=YES
> hal=YES
> The rc scripts were copied from /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/ where
> necessary.
> For printing with CUPS from Gnome apps, I needed the following entries:
> slpd=YES
> cupsd=YES
> 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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