Ludo Beckers lazylew at
Wed Mar 26 14:01:34 PDT 2014

In VirtualBox I started dfly-x86_64-3.6.1_REL.iso and did exactly this:
# cd /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/
# mv df-releases.conf.sample df-releases.conf
# pkg upgrade
# pkg install xorg
# pkg install kde4

and got:
startx :Command Not Found

Any idea what to try next?


On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:33 AM, Justin Sherrill <justin at
> wrote:

> That's for the GUI images.  We didn't make any for the 3.6 release,
> because the setup script from that is suffering from some neglect, and it's
> better to not have a sortof-kindof GUI release.  I fixed the page to show
> that.
> If you install it to disk, even a VM, you can add xorg and various X
> programs using pkg.
> (you may need to do this just cause it's been a while since 3.6 came out)
> # cd /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/
> # mv df-releases.conf.sample df-releases.conf
> # pkg upgrade
> Then here's a way to get to X
> pkg install xorg
> pkg install kde4 (or gnome; I haven't done this part)
> You might have to do some fiddling to match your video chipset, depending
> on what it is.  We don't make DragonFly easy, but we do make it neat.
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Ludo Beckers <lazylew at> wrote:
>> I downloaded
>> dfly-x86_64-3.6.1_REL.iso
>> from
>> where I read:
>> can login as root and start a GUI with *startx*.
>> I could log in as root, but with startx I got the message Command not
>> found.
>> Is there another way to get to the GUI?
>> I'm not ready to install, just want to try DragonFly with the live-cd for
>> now.
>> Ludo
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