Questions about current stable version of dragonflybsd regarding drivers and desktop environment

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Fri Jul 3 01:27:39 PDT 2015

Am 03.07.2015 um 08:26 schrieb John Marino:
> On 7/3/2015 8:17 AM, Bret Busby wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Please also advise whether GNOME 2 is available for the current stable version
>> of dragonflybsd.
> I can answer this question.
> There is no GNOME 2 in ports.  FreeBSD doesn't have it either.
> There is mate and cinnamon which is a continuation of GNOME 2.  They
> build but I'm not sure how well they work.  I would suspect they have
> issues.  However, nobody seems to uses these so the issues aren't
> getting reported or fixed.
> DragonFly for the most part has the same window managers / desktops that
> FreeBSD does.

I am using xfce4, which is a very slim and cleaned up desktop.
It works great on DragonFly. It's easy to start from command-line
with "startxfce4" without the need of a login manager.



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