-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Forrest Aldrich wrote: > Does anyone remember the lightweight window manager called MGR, from > Bellcore? > > ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/MGR/!INDEX.html > > I'm curious if anyone out there has gotten this to run on FreeBSD. I > used it on an older system, years ago, and it was pretty effective - and > would be useful for low-res environments, etc. > > > Thx... >
Hi Forrest, I hacked around with this for a little while this evening and managed to get it compiled and installed. After I started the mgr executable, I saw the splash screen, and then the desktop appeared with a mouse pointer on it. Unfortunately, the mouse wouldn't move, and I couldn't do anything else with the desktop. It's possible that I didn't select the correct mouse configuration during the build process. Also /dev/mouse didn't exist, so I tried symlinking it to /dev/sysmouse one time and /dev/cuad0 the second time. There's some potential for getting a port together for MGR, assuming the mouse problem can be resolved. If you have any ideas about that, let me know. The MGR documentation states that it worked on FreeBSD 3.0 or some quite old version. FYI, I was testing this in a VMware virtual machine running FreeBSD 7.0, in case it matters. Regards, Greg Larkin - -- Greg Larkin http://www.FreeBSD.org/ - The Power To Serve http://www.sourcehosting.net/ - Ready. Set. Code. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFJLLZN0sRouByUApARAhPVAJ9iBPuKosYOqiKR0t29JcHjNWGZCACgl0V/ 5x8DbVaHOFFewtbitetDW+U= =C9Ty -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"