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FreeBSD 11 Blank Screen After Login via SLiM

After rebooting my FreeBSD 11.0, I wasn’t able to login to Mate desktop manager via SLiM (Login Manager).
I spent sometimes to try to fix it, but failed. I’ll try it again later when I have a bit of free time.

Here’s a quick note of a work around, so I won’t forget what I’ve done.

1) Disable loading slim on start up by editing /etc/rc.conf and commented out the following line:

...
#slim_enable="YES
...

2) Run this command manually to start mate-session:

$ xinit mate-session

So, it appears SLiM is the culprit here since Mate-session can be started up manually.

Hello world!

I’m not too sure what to do with this blog yet. I’ll see if I should move my old blog from Blogspot to here, or just using both concurrently. Anyway, only time can tell. As for now I’m gonna try to explore the features of WordPress since I’m pretty new to this blog system.

However, if you wanna check out my old blog, here it is: Just Shoot It.