I have several older Dell laptops and have been putting them to good use by installing Linux and BSD Unix. I wanted to learn OpenBSD Unix so I installed it on a Dell Vostro 1500 I have with 2Ghz Intel Dual Core Processor, 2GB RAM, and 120GB Hard drive. The install was no problem at all, a USB install using the fs file, and the default FVWM window manager works perfectly, but I was hoping to use Gnome with OpenBSD, like I do with two other dell laptops. I have one with Fedora Linux, and another with Kali Linux.
So I installed Gnome from the command line, as root using pkg_add, from the NYC OpenBSD Mirror. Gnome version 3.2 was installed, I also made sure to install all patches, before trying to install Gnome. And also installed gnome-extras.
Then I disabled xenodm using rcctl command, and enabled multicast messagebus avahi_daemon gdm, also with the rcctl command at the command line, as root. Then I rebooted, Gnome appears to run, but anytime I open up an application, all I get is a black screen, like in the photo, it is Gnome initial setup that is blacked out, also terminals and text editors are the same, all black. I was just curious if anyone had experienced the same problems? I have a second Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with Fedora Linux, and gnome works perfectly, same exact hardware as the OpenBSD dell laptop, also I have Kali Linux on a Dell e6400 laptop, and Gnome runs perfectly on that laptop also.