I've installed FreeBSD 9.1 in a VirtualBox VM, and did some basic setup.
After that, I had installed Gnome2 via
sudo pkg_add -r gnome2.
Along the way, there were some errors. Mostly it was (I think) the package manager complaining about dependencies. They were piling up faster then they were getting resolved (sometimes a package that was reported as a broken dependency would get installed), and when there was around a dozen of them, the installation had stopped without any errors.
I had simply executed the command again, waited for 20 more minutes, and then got greeted with an "installation successful" message.
I restarted the system only to end up with GDM not starting and a regular text prompt ready.
In trying to solve this I had:
/etc/rc.conf(Why wasn't it there by default?)
proc /proc procfs rw 0 0to
/etc/fstab(I'm not even sure how this is related, but it was supposed to help... I suppose Gnome2 checks fstab for something.)
But I still have no luck, and GDM still doesn't show itself.
However, RC (
rc.conf, or whatever is executing it) does report that it is starting GDM:
When I tried to execute
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm start, it displayed this error message and supposedly failed:
What should I do to start a Gnome2 graphical session in FreeBSD? How can I check whether I have everything I need installed and configured correctly?