Enabling DBUS in VmWare Fusion vm shows VMWare + DragonFly BSD is not so great.

Warren Postma warren.postma at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 09:48:29 PST 2014

I am able to work around the problem with using hald + dbus causing a
kernel crash (with an endless stream of DMA size too large error
messages ("ata1: FAILURE - oversized DMA transfer attempt...") by not
enabling dbus, only moused,  and X.org will detect a mouse if I create
an xorg.conf file and place it in the right place.

I updated the handbook's X topic on the wiki to suggest that while
dbus + hald are beneficial for most X-Window systems running on real
hardware, they are of little use in a VMWare VM.


On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM, Justin Sherrill
<justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 1:54 AM, karu.pruun <karu.pruun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> By the way, fonts look much better when you use infinality patches to
>> freetype2
>> http://www.infinality.net/blog/
>> Unfortunately the latest release is for freetype2-2.4.12, so I ended up
>> building a package using dports src and force-installing it back on the
>> system every time pkg upgrades it to the new version 2.5, which happens
>> every time when you install a package.
> I have not tried this, but there is a 'pkg lock' option that could keep you
> from having to do this forced downgrade every time.

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