1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to install and configure a FreeBSD 8 Desktop with Xorg and KDE?

Discussion in 'Howtos and FAQs (Moderated)' started by rhyous, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. outpaddling

    outpaddling New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI, I'm developing a post-install script for setting up FreeBSD desktop systems:

    http://acadix.biz/desktop-installer.php

    Run it after a basic OS install to configure a desktop system in an hour or two, or study it if your goal is to learn...

    I like PC-BSD, DesktopBSD, GhostBSD as well, but I wanted more freedom to choose a RELEASE, CPU architecture, desktop, etc. ( I've installed XFCE on iBooks with desktop-installer, for instance. )
     
  2. screenshot

    screenshot New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. free-and-bsd

    free-and-bsd New Member

    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Depends what you're going to use it for -- well, as is usual with any other product.
     
  4. screenshot

    screenshot New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    i would actually like to install some document editor and use cache proxy in a small house but dunno what components to use :(
     
  5. free-and-bsd

    free-and-bsd New Member

    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well knoppix is a LiveCD and as such is a very good one. And NOT good for HDD installation.

    ...But coming back to FreeBSD, you can follow the recipes from "FreeBSD handbook" to install nearly everything using either prepackaged software or ports collection. Both are well documented.
    Dunno which components to use? Google for "cache proxy freebsd"... For editor LibreOffice is the best solution, equal/better than MS Office suite.
     
  6. outpaddling

    outpaddling New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Setting up a caching proxy is pretty easy.

    Search the web for "freebsd caching proxy" or "freebsd squid". Lots of nice folks have posted tutorials.