I installed Xfce on FreeBSD 7.0 using the packages
pkg_add -r xfce4
Everything looks good, but the desktop won't update when there are file changes.
for example if I delete a file on the desktop, the file icon just remains there.
I'm thinking this has something to do with FAM (File Alteration Monitor) not being
enabled so I tried the following line in /etc/rc.conf
fam_start = "YES"
that didn't make any difference at all.
So how to enable FAM to work with Xfce? and is that what the trouble is?
thanks for any info.
# pkg_add –r xfce4
# cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/xfce4
# make install
to install xfce4 and then:
#echo “/usr/local/bin/startxfce4” > ~/.xinitrc
reboot after that
login on shell and
to start xfce4 desktop
I have never used a BSD so I don't know if this has anything to do with your issue but on my Debian based systems FAM has been replaced with Gamin. I don't know if this is the case with BSD.