I have installed MATE 1.12 under PCBSD 11 on a System76 Gazelle Pro laptop which uses a Haswell chipset and none of the MATE power management preferences seem to work.
The one I'm mostly concerned with are the display sleep settings. When running on either AC or battery power my laptops display never gets put to sleep after the time specified under the MATE power settings.
There are no options to set what my computer should do when I close the laptop lid as there are under Linux MATE and, despite 'When the power button is pressed' being set to 'Ask me', my laptop instantly shuts down when I push the power button instead of prompting me for which action to take.
Name : mate
Version : 1.12.0
Installed on : Fri Mar 4 19:32:40 2016 GMT
Origin : x11/mate
Architecture : freebsd:11:*
Prefix : /usr/local
Categories : x11 mate
Maintainer : gnome@FreeBSD.org
WWW : http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/
Comment : "meta-port" for the MATE integrated X11 desktop
icon : \"http://www.pcbsd.org/appcafe/icons/x11_mate.png\"
repo_type : binary
repository : pcbsd-major
Flat size : 0.00B
MATE is a fork of GNOME 2.
It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to users using
Where does the name come from?
The name "MATE" comes from yerba mate, a species of holly native
to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are
used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.
This metaport installs MATE base (lite, a lean desktop) plus
extras applications such as text editor, archiver manager and
etc. If you do not want to have the bloats, please install
We have 1.18.0. Seems overcome by events.
(In reply to w.schwarzenfeld from comment #1)
Not really. Most notably, closing the lid suspends my laptop and the setting in not present in FreeBSD, so I have to be careful to keep my laptop open when on battery. (When on AC, closing the lid does nothing.)
(In reply to rkoberman from comment #2)
Forgot to note that this also applies on my Ivy Bridge system. I doubt it is processor sensitive.
Thanks for reply.