To install xfce on freebsd , this what must be done . First switch to root :
$ su - # switch to root , and enter your password .
Next install Xorg :
$ pkg install xorg # install xorg
Next install xfce :
$ pkg install xfce # install xfce
Next , edit the /etc/rc.conf file and enable hald , moused , and dbus :
$ edit /etc/rc.conf # edit the the /etc/rc.conf file . # add these lines . hald_enable=" YES" moused_enable=" YES" dbus_enable=" YES" # Press CTRL-[ for escape menu , # followed by : a # to leave the editor , # followed by : a # to save the changes .
Next reboot your system :
$ shutdown -r now # to reboot the system
After reboot , login as regular user , and issue the following command :
$ echo ". /usr/local/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc" > ~/.xinitrc
If other users exists , they must do the same .
Now to start xfce , just type :