desktop problem

Jonathan Engwall engwalljonathanthereal at
Tue Feb 19 21:14:36 PST 2019

Yes, it seems that dbus support is there but the directories which the OS
"cannot find" really are not there.
I have installed dozens of packages with "pkg search <qt5 or whatever>"
followed by "pkg install <whatever>" that is not really the issue.
The issue is the login screen of KDE locks me out. I looked for the
launcher itself to tell it to dbus-launch with no real success.
I installed KDE with mkdesktop as root. My last guess is that I can launch
KDE from a script in root. However there are several directories which
really do not exist.
Jonathan Engwall

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 5:24 PM Matthew Dillon <dillon at wrote:

> Make sure /etc/rc.conf has:
> dbus_enable="YES"
> 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
> -Matt
> 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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