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

November 3, 2014 | By Zen BSD | Filed in: Tutorial.

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

How to Install IceWM on 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 see: How to Enable sudo

    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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