1. sidetone

    NeXtaw as 1st tier BSD x11-toolkit port

    The BSD's lack a native gui toolkit. I was looking into taking an existing one, and slowly learning about it to take the steps to make it a reasonable first class toolkit for BSD's Of the Xaw implementations, NeXtaw is the best looking one, and it's acceptable in appearance. It's comparable to...
  2. B

    MESA Loader Fails to Open amdgpu, Doesn't Detect /dev/dri/card0

    Specs: Ryzen 3960x, Radeon RX 5700, 13.0-RELEASE-p3 Problem is occuring inside jails. When I try to launch a GUI app (Falkon, Blender, etc), the app launches, but with significant lag for moving objects with mouse, videoplayback, and consuming large CPU resources even at idle...
  3. Dogers

    Solved Suggestions for a calendar software.

    Greetings to everyone. I was a long time user of google calendar. But I recently encountered some issue with. Indeed I lost all my data linked to my google calendar due to some bug in the app. Hopefully it was not a crucial lost, I mostly use calendar as a lifesaver in case I forgot an...
  4. C

    Solved JavaFX on FreeBSD?

    Does anyone of you guys have experience with JavaFX on FreeBSD? Does it work or need any particular packages on top of, i.e. java/openjdk11? I attempted to update and adopt the port for desktop/ganttproject and noticed that the latest version got rewritten to use JavaFX. I updated everything in...
  5. Mjölnir

    FreeBSD Kommunity Edition

    Let's just brainstorm... What would you expect a "FreeBSD Kommunity Edition" to be/offer? What would you like it to be/offer? Is there demand for such a thing? Would you like to see a *BSD Kommunity Edition? What is missing or should be better in base FreeBSD / in the KDE ports? Add your...
  6. B

    How To: Webcam and Microphone Inside of GUI Jail

    One-stop guide on how to get your webcam working inside of a GUI jail, including the microphone. Assumes you already have GUI set up inside the jail. My hardware: Ryzen Threadripper 3960x, NVIDIA 2080 RTX, Logitec C920 Webcam OVERVIEW - Background Info - Load Kernel Modules - Install...
  7. S

    FreeBSD desktop environment / workstation configuration how-to's

    Being in the process of doing that for myself, I think it can be useful to put together a list of the most recent / breadth-some links on how to run FreeBSD as a full-fledged workstation. (after having done the same for openbsd, although there probably are far less pages) Here is my first catch...
  8. Nick-6

    Xfce How to mount disks (ext4, ntfs, fat) from right click menu?

    I've installed sysutils/fusefs-ntfs and sysutils/fusefs-ext2. I've hald_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and fuse_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf. I can mount FAT disks with mount -t msdosfs /dev/da1s1 /media/usb, EXT4 disks with mount -t ext2fs /dev/ada0p3 /media/ExtHDD/ and NTFS disks with...
  9. P

    ssh -Y vbox_guest '<browser>' crashes host system

    When I attempt to load a GUI application (for example a browser like chromium or firefox) via ssh from a guest VM in VirtualBox , the host FreeBSD system crashes. This has happened several times after upgrading from 12.0 to 12.1. My host system is a ThinkPad E490 running 12.1-RELEASE-p3. The DE...
  10. V

    [SLIM + MATE with UEFI] SLIM starts but nothing on screen ?

    Greetings everyone, I'm a GNU/Linux user (Fedora), and I just wanted to give FreeBSD a try with a Virtual MAchine (VBox). First I tried to install FreeBSD with BIOS mode and slim and MATE desktop according to this guide :
  11. Cookie-Nerd

    Multiple user-interfaces

    Hi there! After much of trouble with the ports I installed BSD with success and I was able to boot Gnome. But I got bored so I started do wonder if I could install KDE next to Gnome. It worked to install kDE but now here's my problem: I commented out the lines "gdm_enable="YES" and...
  12. H

    Solved Xfce Won't Boot

    I was trying to install a GUI (KDE) but in the end it said DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the x server kde. I did run some commands but none of them help with the issue so I gave up on KDE and tried to install XFCE, I did pkg install xorg slim xfce, and enabled the slim...
  13. NIR

    Migrating to FreeBSD from TrueOS

    I'm confused with the way TrueOS is going so I'm thinking of migration to pure FreeBSD but I'm not very experienced in it (but I have more than 10 years of Linux experience). I'm the user of TrueOS 18.03 with FreeBSD 12.0 kernel on amd64 architecture (HP Pavilion notebook) I use: GOP...
  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. S

    Need to install GUI for FreeBSD on AMD Myrtle board

    Hi All, I am trying to setup GUI for FreeBSD which is installed on AMD Myrtle board,but no luck. I tried all the possible ways which is mentioned in official docs but no luck. Please let me know if anything else required to debug or to...
  16. lvivtotoro

    Other Which GUI library should I use?

    I am a JavaFX developer but am slowly (trying to) switch to something in C++ that supports FreeBSD. I considered Qt, but it's license is a bit unappealing to me. What other libraries are there?
  17. TAL15

    Help with mate GUI

    hello, I'm new to BSD, I was a distro-hopper in Linux for a while and have been experiencing difficulties in making the MATE desktop work, After running the command #mate-session To test the GUI I get this message, WARNING **: Cannot open display; I already downloaded Xorg so this should be...
  18. E

    FreeBSD as KVM GUI guest

    Hello, I am in the process of evaluation of FreeBSD 11 as a desktop use case. I try to install FreeBSD as a KVM guest, I succeed in installation of the OS, Xorg, Xfce, settings at /etc/rc.conf, /etc/fstab. However when I start the X, I get a blurry graphic output. Interestingly I get this...
  19. T

    FreeBSD with Gnome 3 is too slow on my fast hardware.

    Hi all! Some time ago I decided to use FreeBSD as a workstation. Before this I have been using MS Windows. It was my dream to migrate to FreeBSD. Now I am using FreeBSD. I chose Gnome 3 classic view as it is enough modern and beauty for me. But I am not so happy, as I expected, of it now. My...
  20. forquare

    Enlightenment Failing to start Enlightenment

    Afternoon all, I’ve recently installed FreeBSD-CURRENT (r287930) onto my ThinkPad T440, I’ve used CURRENT as it supports my Intel ac 7260 wireless card. I have installed SLiM as my login manager, and that seems to be working OK. After playing with GNOME3 and Xfce I wanted to try out...