I'm going to guide you though the process of getting a fully functional FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE desktop up and running, complete with system files and security settings, step-by-step as if you've never used UNIX or the command line. Now let's get started:
Insert your boot media and at the Welcome...
I am a C/C++ Python and Java developer at the Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Trieste, Italy.
For the control system we use and produce open source software, and we develop under linux.
I have been a fan of FreeBSD since my laurea degree thesis back in 2004.
To cope with work...
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...
After a long time spent with linux (we use it for development at work), I decided to go back and have a look at FreeBSD.
I used to compile software using the ports collection. On the other side, I use gentoo linux and, as a developer and building everything from source in...
I cannot find any good menu editors. I've tried Alacarte and nothing loads. I launch it in the terminal and receive this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/bin/alacarte", line 21, in <module>
from Alacarte.MainWindow import main
ImportError: No module named...
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...
Hi, I installed Lumina desktop 0.8.7 on FreeBSD 10.2 and if I look for Lumina screenshots at the web, I see they have the typical wifi signal icon at the system tray, but I can't find it in the plugins list for the panel (Lumina is a plugin based desktop). I've searched at FreeBSD packages and...
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?
Mate-Desktop forgets or does not store permanently the desired Keyboard-Layout (e.g. German, French or whatever) - HowTo:
In some cases it could happen that after every restart or Log-out from Mate, the Keyboard is again in the state kind Layout (usually English!) and the desired...