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Setup Openbox on FreeBSD as a VMware guest
# Install
pkg install open-vm-tools xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware xorg openbox obmenu
# Run services on start (see /etc/rc.conf)
sysrc dbus_enable="YES"
sysrc moused_enable="YES"
sysrc vmware_guest_vmblock_enable="YES"
sysrc vmware_guest_vmhgfs_enable="YES"
sysrc vmware_guest_vmmemctl_enable="YES"
sysrc vmware_guest_vmxnet_enable="YES"
sysrc vmware_guestd_enable="YES"
# To add if something fails later on:
# sysrc hald_enable="YES"
# X11 configuration
echo '# Temporary fix to set vmmouse\
Section "ServerFlags"\
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"\
Section "InputDevice"\
Identifier "Mouse0"\
Driver "vmmouse"\
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"\
Section "InputClass"\
Identifier "KeyboardDefaults"\
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"\
Section "Device"\
Identifier "Card0"\
Driver "vmware"\
EndSection' > /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/vmware.conf
# Enable 3D acceleration when available
pw groupmod video -m white || pw groupmod wheel -m white
# Run Openbox after X11
echo 'vmware-user\
openbox-session' > ~./xinitrc
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