GUI problems on Dragonfly

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Tue Mar 27 01:21:37 PDT 2018

Can you check that the syntax for starting dbus in /etc/rc.conf is
correct? It should read


i.e. no 'd' in 'enable'. As a quick test, I installed the current
lumina package, lumina-1.4.1,3, created the .xinitrc with a single

exec /usr/local/bin/start-lumina-desktop

and used startx --- lumina starts up fine. Can you check if this works
for you? If not, can you force update all the packages with

sudo pkg upgrade -f

and try again?




On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 1:37 AM, Ravnengel <ravnengel at> wrote:
> Hello fellow DragonFly BSD users,
> I am a newbie to DragonFly and have experienced some difficulties with
> setting up a graphical interface.
> After having installed the system itself;
> having done the obligatory pkg install xorg (and lumina-desktop);
> having added dbus_enabled="YES" to /etc/rc.conf;
> and doing a trick to start lumina - from a small shell script that contains
> exec xinit /usr/local/bin/start-lumina-desktop
> (this was taken from )
> - it worked for a while, but in the last few days, I get into the same
> problem: the system boots up correctly, but starting a GUI ends up in "No
> Signal" on the screen and complete darkness.
> What else should I check?
> I see other users experiencing something similar, so I think it might be
> useful to set up a detailed troubleshooting.
> Does anyone have any further ideas on how to solve this?
> Thanks in advance!
> Sincerely,
> A.A. Arman a.k.a. Ravnengel

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