desktop problem

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Tue Feb 19 17:23:51 PST 2019

Make sure /etc/rc.conf has:


You should be able to add and remove packages at-will with the 'pkg'
program as root.  If it isn't on the system you can bootstrap it with:

cd /usr
make pkg-bootstrap


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 3:46 PM Jonathan Engwall <
engwalljonathanthereal at> wrote:

> Downloading 5.4.1 now hoping for better results.
> Any advice, suggestion, inquiry is welcome.
> Jonathan Engwall
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 2:06 PM Jonathan Engwall <
> engwalljonathanthereal at wrote:
>> Also you should know that I am using it on virtualbox.
>> On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 1:52 PM Jonathan Engwall <
>> engwalljonathanthereal at wrote:
>>> I have spent all day working on this, since 8 a.m. it is now 1:45. X11
>>> and DBUS did not configure properly. Mkdesktop is the pkg I used to build
>>> KDE and now, because /var/run/dbus is literaly not there I cannot log in.
>>> I need to bypass the desktop to get console access. I have used the live
>>> image several times and made changes which ultimately have not produced
>>> results.
>>> I have changed the entry for tty8, I have written an .xinitrc, I have
>>> changed the .login and .login-config both to BAK.login. And I get nowhere.
>>> At this point I want to remove KDE, but I can't. Using the live image as
>>> root does not allow me to remove any packages.
>>> How can I get around the desktop login?
>>> Jonathan Engwall
>>> Also I have noticed that /etc/X11/ is empty
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