How-to Install and Run the Xfce 4 Desktop on OpenBSD 5.6 Easy Guide

November 3rd, 2014 by Zen BSD

Installing Xfce 4 Desktop on OpenBSD 5.6



The Unix Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install, SetUp and Run the Xfce 4 Desktop on a Unix OpenBSD 5.6 i386/amd64 System.

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

OpenBSD is well known for its Security Features:

  • Security-related APIs & Warning when Unsafe string manipulation Functions
  • Memory Protection
  • Cryptography and randomization
LilasToy OpenBSD
  1. Open a Command Line Session
  2. How-to Set the Packages Repository Mirror:

    OpenBSD Find Packages Repository
  3. Installing the Xfce 4 Desktop

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    pkg_add -v xfce

  4. OpenBSD Easy SetUp to Run the Xfce 4 Windows Manager:

    OpenBSD Running Xfce 4

  5. How-to SetUp OpenBSD to Boot Directly Into Xfce 4:

    OpenBSD Display-Manager SetUp
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