1. 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...
  2. DDenny

    Other CDE restarts after Login

    I installed CDE 2.3.1 on 64-bit FreeBSD 12.1 on my laptop. The installation worked well. After I start CDE and type my name and password correctly, the screen becomes black and it returns to the login screen and same thing happens again. What should I do?
  3. L

    What can you do against the "suddenly stopped working" problem in FreeBSD

    This week was my 3rd try of using FreeBSD (as desktop system). Today I am nearly at the point where I give up. I already tested FreeBSD for a longer time some months ago (and another time about 1-2 years ago). Now I use FreeBSD 12.1 (-RELEASE). The 2 times when I used FreeBSD I had the exact...
  4. darkoverlordofdata

    Does Desktop have a future on BSD?

    First, the good parts... The graphic presentation is great. Everything is crisp & clear, fonts are easy to read. Not grainy, like ubuntu. The gui is rock solid. I always thought Mate was flaky, but on BSD it is rock solid. Combined with the clear graphics, I've discovered that I actually like...
  5. R

    Solved KDE no longer responds to mouse clicks on desktop

    To close down KDE I normally right click on a blank area of the desktop and select 'Leave' but as from this morning KDE does not respond to right clicks on the desktop. The problem only affects the desktop, all windows and taskbar icons still respond normally to right clicks. One thing which...
  6. K

    Solved No sound

    Hey everyone one, I'm new to the BSD's and I thought I would try FreeBSD after enjoying what I found with OpenBSD, so my install of FreeBSD on my desktop has been going fine, but for some reason I cant seem to get audio to work after my attempts in the past couple of hours. the output from...
  7. O

    Setting up Common Desktop Environment for modern use

    I have recently started using CDE and as someone that never used it back in the 90s I really enjoy the classic look of it. Here are some tips and tricks for setting up CDE that I have gathered from various sources online and from my own tinkering. If any non-FreeBSD users are reading this...
  8. robhar

    Lenovo docking station not working

    Hi, I just bought a Lenovo Hybrid USB-C/USB-A docking station for my X1 Carbon thats running FreeBSD. I can't get it to play nicely. It seems to detect the dock, lights flash etc. Can turn the laptop on/off via the button on the dock. I bought it to connect 2 external monitors and ethernet...
  9. vermaden

    HOWTO: The Power to Serve - FreeBSD Power Management

    I would like to share an article about power management in the FreeBSD system. The Power to Serve - FreeBSD Power Management #verblog #freebsd #power #battery #laptop #desktop
  10. P

    Solved Future of BSD: Web Design, special attention to desktops and more users

    Hello FreeBSD Community, I would like to discuss the following. I'm working on a project that aims to build a "distribution" of Web-based technology, inspired by Firefox OS, in the challenges I've been facing I've been reflecting on using FreeBSD and BSDs in general. The first thing I thought...
  11. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 17 - Automount Removable Media

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about fonts and frameworks. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 17 - Automount Removable Media You may also like earlier articles in the series. FreeBSD...
  12. B

    Losing fonts

    Hello, I am running FreeBSD 11.2 on a Thinkpad X230 with WindowMaker/ZFS. My problem is that FreeBSD is losing its font i.e. after some time, terminal emulator show only a black window (especially with TrueType Fonts). I've attached an imaged that shows xterm and emacs session. I can...
  13. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 15 - Configuration - Fonts & Frameworks

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about fonts and frameworks. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 15 - Configuration - Fonts & Frameworks You may also like earlier articles in the series...
  14. RedPhoenix

    Post your FreeBSD Desktop! :3

    Here's mine on my HP Laptop! :3 Note the blue Taskbar, and the gold Beastie Menu icon. :)
  15. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Desktop - Part 12 - Configuration - Openbox

    I would like to share HOWTO in 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐁𝐒𝐃 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐩 series about Configuration of Openbox on FreeBSD. FreeBSD Desktop - Part 12 - Configuration - Openbox You may also like earlier articles in the series...
  16. rigoletto@

    The Dæmon Desktop.

    Dæmon Desktop (The High-Integrity Desktop for Serious Workstations) This is a tentative to conceptualize a hypothetical ‘FreeBSD Workstation’, just in case of some entity eventually get interested on to design and implement it some day. The main inspiration for this brainstorm is the aiming to...
  17. sidetone

    Howto: light desktop setup (2018 - 2020's update)

    Xinit and XDM login managers are covered. KDM, GDM, WDM and SLiM login managers are not described here. Install The following are sufficient to install the programs for a running Desktop system: x11/xorg, x11/xdm and your chosen window manager. If you're not using a graphical desktop login...
  18. HD Scania

    Looking for other subprojects

    I have just now fresh installed TrueOS and listened to few FreeBSD subprojects like GhostBSD, MidnightBSD, DesktopBSD that both are desktop-focused like TrueOS, but ones more thanks? Ones are best if recommended (or default) desktop is Qt-written and lightweight like TrueOS and whose Lumina. :D
  19. B

    installDesktop script (pkg, x, de, basic applications)

    Hello everyone, I am new to BSD, and - like I imagine many people do - struggled through my first X desktop setup. To make things faster for me when I have to set up other machines, as well as make the process a bit easier for other newcomers, I have written a little script...
  20. kuroneko

    Why FreeBSD over Linux for desktop?

    Hello everyone. I would like to know why would FreeBSD be a better choice than Linux. I currently have Linux (Debian). So I would like to know what are the benefits of using FreeBSD as a desktop over Linux. The things I do pretty much are programming and digital art(when I feel like it), I don't...