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Re: Gnome

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:32:27AM +0100, Chris Wareham wrote:
> 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

There is a replacement for famd called gamin. Think HAL controls how it
is launched.

> 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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