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    Xorg and KDE does not work on FreeBSD 13, but GhostBSD works. So, what are the relevant config files?

    I'm trying to get KDE up and running on FreeBSD 13 on a laptop PC. I could not even configure Xorg to run and it seems like the hardware cannot be recognized. So, I downloaded GhostBSD (both the default MATE and Xfce versions) and it works out of the box. I am now trying to figure out what...
  2. M

    [REQUEST] LPrint - A Label Printer Application

    Since I have just received the following feedback from upstream concerning the addition of a PPD + patch to rastertolabel.c to CUPS: and LPrint - A Label Printer Application not being available as a FreeBSD port yet, I'd like to ask if anyone is willing and able to have a look, as that would...
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    Other Anyone using hikari and what's your experience & settings?

    I'm curious because it's a pretty unique combination with Wayland on FreeBSD. I've taken a look from time to time but never tried it myself (and I have to admit that I'm not even running FreeBSD yet, because I wanted to wait for "13" to give it a first spin on my new laptop). For me the...
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    Unable to get Desktop environment running properly

    Hi, I tried for many days to install a desktop environment on FreeBsd but it's unsuccessful on a laptop. This is a Dell 7240 with a i5-4300U ( Haswell serie) with a UK keyboard. I have 2 ssd's, both booting on UEFI: One with W10 installed and the other with FreeBSD. There is no dual boot, I...
  5. alwindoss

    Unable to get Desktop Environment working

    I took the chance of wiping out the Linux on my laptop and install FreeBSD I was able to install and even got my Wi-Fi network working. I don't regret my decision. However, I am unable to get the gnome Desktop Environment to start. I followed the Handbook instructions. Here is something that I...
  6. nguyenphongmmo

    package "xorg, gnome3,..." (everything for desktop) not found

    I want to install desktop for freebsd but that is difficult. I can't find packages for the desktop. And I'm a newbie. Here are a few results of my command lines P/S: I using freeBSD 11.3-STABLE, And i use pfsense image. And pfsense is based on freeBSD. Then pffsense auto install freeBSD for me...
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    Other Sway is an i3-compatible Wayland desktop for Linux and FreeBSD

    That sentence caught my eye in the blog post Announcing the release of sway 1.0 by Drew DeVault, because I could not find any further information, tutorial or blog posts about installing, configuring and using Sway on FreeBSD. Everything including the especially created tools (except one) is...
  8. RedPhoenix

    Post your FreeBSD Desktop! :3

    Here's mine on my HP Laptop! :3 Note the blue Taskbar, and the gold Beastie Menu icon. :)
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    How to authorize an user non root

    I'm trying to install a desktop environment in one account that isn't root. But I can't. It says that the user doesn't appear in the "sudoers" file. Give me a moment and I'll give you the specific output.
  10. scrappywan

    Other Desktop environments with best support moving forward

    I have been pondering for a while now which desktop environment FreeBSD users consider the best choice for today and in the future. It looks as though desktop environments created primarily for Linux such as Gnome and KDE may become more difficult, if not impossible to keep up to date for...
  11. blueCub

    Other is Cinnamon port borken on FreeBSD 11?

    I tried both install Cinnamon from as binary from the pkgs and build it from ports, added the rc exec cinnamon session in .xinitrc and enabled the dbus, hald and slim. Yet once I login it gives me a message cinnamon crashed and if I want to try again and keep crashing.. I am using the port...
  12. fnoyanisi

    Solved GNOME3 uses caja as the default file manager

    Hi, I was using x11/mate as my desktop manager and recently decided to install x11/gnome3. There are some issues I have been struggling with; 1 ) GNOME insists using x11-fm/caja instead of x11-fm/nautilus as the main file manager 2 ) x11-fm/nautilus uses large icons, that I don't like. When I...
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    Solved Low resolution

    Okay, so I installed FreeBSD on another machine and installed all need software (driver, DE, etc) but I am getting low resolution when booting it, is 640x480, my machine can support higher one also I don't have the option to increase it. When typing nano /root/xorg.conf.new it opens empty file...
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    What is the future of FreeBSD as desktop OS?

    Is there any general plan or some general ideas about future of FreeBSD for desktop use? What developers think about the future of FreeBSD as desktop OS? What is their future vision of FreeBSD for desktop use? Is the desktop part important part of development of FreeBSD?
  15. AntumDeluge

    Solved Cinnamon: Crashes At Login

    Sorry, wasn't sure if this should go in "X.Org" or "Window Managers" forum. Recently I was trying to get the Logout/Shutdown dialog in Cinnamon to work correctly. After logging out into XDM via the dialog, Cinnamon immediately crashed after trying to log back in. The desktop background...
  16. AntumDeluge

    Solved Entering Virtual Console from X Environment

    I have done a little bit of searching around on this without luck. I apologize for the weak effort, but I am sick right now and don't feel like doing a lot of reading. Is there a way to enter a virtual console (tty?) while in an X environment? I'm looking for something like "Ctrl+Alt+F1" that...
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