gnome - X Windows Desktop Manager
Gnome 2.2 Workstation
[Ref: OpenBSD 5.0 i386, Installing Gnome in OpenBSD 4.8]
Core GUI Services
The Gnome Desktop is launched using gnome-session. Installing the gnome-session tool, necessarily installs core tools/applications and components for gnome.
On top of Gnome Desktop is the Window Manager, metacity between Gnome 2.2 and 3.0 which provides base functionality for the User Interface.
pkg_add metacity gnome-panel nautilus
Read the documentation from the package /var/db/pkg/gnome-session/+DISPLAY
echo ‘exec gnome-session’ > ~/.xinitrc
chmod +x ~/.xinitrc
$ echo ‘exec gnome-session’ > ~/.xinitrc $ chmod +x ~/.xinitrc
User Interface Tools
Two basic User Tools required for effectively using the GUI are:
pkg_add gnome-panel nautilus
New to gnome ? Beautify/Personalise your Windowing environment by looking at themeing options and published themes for metacity (your Windowing Manager)