On 23.02.2023 07:44, someone wrote:
> Your post got me curious as I had spent many an hour using CDE on Sun
> Sparcs back in the 90s. Anyways, it took a bit of fiddling to get CDE
> to work on my 9.3/i386 VM instance but I finally did.
CDE just landed on the CURRENT branch and there are no binaries for it
yet. Hopefully things will improve with time.
> Take a look in /usr/pkg/share/docs/cde/README.netbsd ; it lists several
> additional steps needed after installing the package (...)
Thank you! I commented out
exec /usr/X11R7/bin/ctwm -W
exec startcde after the registering by hand the information mentioned on
/usr/pkg/share/doc/cde/README.netbsd (just note, it's /doc/ not /docs/).
At the beginning I got an error message, but launching rpcbind did the
trick and it's working like a charm now. Thanks again, I couldn't do it
without your help.
> I think that covers everything I did. I did notice some text in
> /usr/pkg/dt/bin/Xsession saying to run (as root) the following:
> #echo allowed_users=anybody' >> /usr/pkg/etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
> The file has to be created first; probably it's not needed.
Even the /usr/pkg/etc/X11/ directory doesn't exist, so indeed I think
it's not needed.
> So all that and... yup, CDE is just as ugly as I remember. ;)
Hehe, it's at least functional. You don't need to install extensions
that break at each upgrade to get a basic desktop working. Function over
form. I like it :)
> Be warned, there is no support for your pointer's scroll-wheel and
Hm, it's working. You just need to get your pointer near the windows'
> locking the screen is a dead end with the default configs; perhaps the
> CDE wiki can be some help there.
> Have fun!
Heck yes! Thanks again!