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

Justin Sherrill justin at
Fri Jul 3 09:22:01 PDT 2015

I thought someone reported using mate on IRC and said it worked
well...  The major hurdle is those two video cards; it will probably
require some specific xorg configuration to make sure one gets used
and not the other.

So, I think it's possible you can both get the hardware support you
want and (nearly) the software you want under DragonFly... but the
only way to find out is going to be by trying it, and it's going to
eat some hours.

On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 2:26 AM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at> wrote:
> 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.
> John

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