How to install GUI

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at
Sat Jul 25 10:59:08 PDT 2015


On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 09:33:56PM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> At the web page
> most of the text is crossed out, so I am wondering how to install a
> GUI; xwindows and mate.
> As previousle mentioned in response to a query that I posted about the
> LiveCD. apparently, the Live CD, and, from what I understand,
> installing dragonflyBSD, do not come with the GUI; from what I
> understand, it has to be manually separately installed, and, each of
> the associated packages, have to be separately manually installed.
> But, the handbook appears to not have information of how to do this.

These commands or a variation thereof should install the required packages:

  pkg install xorg-server xorg-drivers xinit
  pkg install mate

Then writing a ~/.xinitrc file containing a single


line and running startx should get you going.

Francois Tigeot

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