X not working after upgrade to 3.4

Dmitry Razumovsky svarov at yahoo.com
Sat May 18 02:16:06 PDT 2013

Well, John is right, you should use Xorg from Dports to resolve this problem. At least I don't know a better method.

I had the same problem running X from GUI image of DFLY. As I figured out the GUI image built with Xorg from pkgsrc and it won't run on 3.4 image (I don't know why). So the best solution would install a base DragonFlyBSD image (not a GUI) and install X manually with the commands:

# pkg update
# pkg ins xorg-7.5.2
# pkg ins firefox-20.0,1
# reboot # probably not needed
# Xorg -configure
# cp ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# startx # will run X with simple twm
It should work pretty well. On previous DFLY 3.2 I had troubles viewing HTML5 videos and now it's almost perfect.

P.S. I wouldn't recommend installing Xorg from Dports on the GUI image of DragonFly. There are many graphical application that depend on Xorg from pkgsrc. It's a hell to resolve it all manually...

Regards, Dmitry.

 From: John Marino <dragonflybsd at marino.st>
To: users at dragonflybsd.org 
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: X not working after upgrade to 3.4

On 5/17/2013 13:20, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
> Dear Justin
> Now installing X on DragonFly 3.2 doesn't work! It bails out during the
> building of MesaLib with
> In file included from mach64_context.c:46:
> mach64_context.h:302:22: error: byteswap.h: No such file or directory
> This is what I am going to do:
> 1. have a lie down
> 2. install a current system without X
> 3. use, explore, etc
> 4. experiment with installing X
> I live mostly in emacs, and I'm starting to use tmux and mu4e (an email
> client for emacs), so 3 will be ok.
> For 4 I shall journey through the bsd and xorg forums of the world. I'll
> report back once I've got the answers I need.
> I shall install freebsd rather than DragonFly. That might give me access
> to a broader population for 4.
> This Thinkpad x60 is a nice little machine, but it's never had a chance
> to shine: it's always had Windows XP or Ubuntu on it, neither of which
> are very exciting.

DragonFly 3.4 with dports is always an option.
It has a much newer xorg server.
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