1. L

    Pkg and freebsd website too slow (for me)

    I started to install freebsd memstick iso from the offical freebsd website it took 2 hours to download 1.1GB file, I loaded into a usb and installed it but packages I install with pkg take forever, I get very decent internet speed with other package managers or websites or downloads but for some...
  2. Snork

    Czech keyboard issues

    Hello there, I've been wanting to try out FreeBSD for a while now but I've ran into a problem when it comes to setting up the keyboard layout. When I choose the czech keyboard (qwertz with accent keys) I have the following problems - 1) The only accent letters that appear are the áíéú keys...
  3. F

    Creating partition error: Invalid argument

    Hello. I have a problem installing FreeBSD 13.1. When partitioning the disk, I have the problem that you see in the photo. Invalid argument. I checked both on VM and on another disk. I tried to reinstall MBR, it didn't help. It's the same in gpart. Creating a part of any type does not work. I...
  4. S

    Installing Freebsd 13.1 fails right after booting

    Machine: 1. motherboard: asus tuf gaming z490-plus(wifi) 2. cpu: i7-10700K 3. ram: 32gb ddr4 4. no dedicated GPU What I've tried? I've put on my pendrive (sandisk) with installed Ventoy, these files: - FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso - FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img -...
  5. S

    freebsd-update fetch & install, reverted my patch level from p4 to p3, but reports it's p5?

    Something very odd just occurred on my laptop when I performed a freebsd-update fetch & install. When I did the fetch it reported that there was a new patch (I was already on p4), so I then performed the "freebsd-update install" as usual and then did a reboot. When I checked it using uname -a...
  6. V

    Installing FreeBSD: Auto (ZFS) + MBR (BIOS) = "Missing operating system"

    Hello. Trying to install FreeBSD 13.1-Release (FreeBSD-13.1-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso) with configuration: Partitioning: Auto (ZFS) Partition Scheme: MBR (BIOS) Pool Type/Disks: stripe: 1 disk And I found that after the first reboot the system does not boot and a message is displayed: "Missing...
  7. A

    Command-Line Manual Installation How-To (With Video If Needed)

    Good afternoon everyone: This is a continuation of my Reddit thread and YouTube video detailing how to install FreeBSD for a very basic desktop using the command line as found on the installer disk exclusively. I have three main reasons for doing this, as stated on the thread: Firstly, yes...
  8. N

    Solved FreeBSD release for building an OpenBSD

    Hi, I was going through the following man page about building openbsd image using Freebsd13 server.It looks this feature recently started supporting openbsd.. Did any one built openbsd using above utilitity ? I am...
  9. Scribner

    Solved Xorg/KDE Doesn't Load After Clean Install

    I reinstalled FreeBSD and KDE today because of an issue I was having with my clock. Everything seemed to work after installing FreeBSD and Xorg. I was even able to run the TWM window manager after installing Xorg by running % startx as a regular user. The issue came when I got to the very last...
  10. M

    Unable to boot / install | (cannot open loader.lua)

    I can't install FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE or FreeBSD-14.0-CURRENT on my notebook. I get the following error message when I try to boot / install from the USB flash drive. Consoles: EFI console Reading loader env vars from /efi/freebsd/loader.env FreeBSD/amd64 EFI loader, Revision 1.1 (Thu Nov 4...
  11. L

    Build in one machine, install on another; versions of Lua

    I have little experience with ports and I don't understand what I should do. I always have the option to install everything from source, though... I'm running FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE on my main computer and also at a VPS. In the latter, the ports collection is not installed. net-im/Prosody...
  12. Spity

    What's going on with GNOME3

    Hi, Today, I was doing a clean install of my system and I see that the gnome3 package no longer exists. And the gnome installation is not complete. What's going on?
  13. G

    vbox On installing VBox...

    Excuse me if this is a noobish question, but this is the first time I'm using FreeBSD after purchasing a QOTOM and installing pfSense on it. Context: The QOTOM PC I bought for my home office has shiny specs, and I intended to use the spare power to use it as my Kubernetes master (but without...
  14. J

    How to install texlive packages?

    I have an installation of print/texlive-full. However, that is missing the siunitx package I would like to use. What is the best way to add this package?
  15. F

    How can I set up FreeBSD to a USB driver?

    I want to set up freeBSD to a 16 gb usb driver. I tried to plug my usb while installisation and got Cam statues: CCN request completed with an error. So how can I avoid these errors and setup FreeBSD to my usb driver?
  16. beans10001

    Won't boot: masks 0x00ff0000, 0x0000ff00, 0x000000ff, 0xff000000

    I decided to reinstall one of my FreeBSD systems this morning. I downloaded the 12.2-RELEASE installer (memstick), copied it to a USB drive and then tried to boot from it. That's where the problems began... In general, this sounds very similar to the following thread but I'm not seeing the...
  17. gwr

    Want a GUI -- most "how to" search results poor/wrong

    I've been away from the various *BSD for a while but decided I wanted to try some development work in FreeBSD. I'd like to do that dev. work in a desktop installation running as a guest under VMware Fusion (on MacOS). So I downloaded 12.2 and installed in a new VM. Installation went mostly OK...
  18. D

    Solved Cannot Install pkg

    Hello, I wanted to check for updates on my server and ran pkg update but the output was: The package management tool is not yet installed on your system. Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]: y Which I replied yes Bootstrapping pkg from...
  19. Spity

    Pkg slow to download

    I'm doing some clean FreeBSD installs and pkg is very slow to download packages (400/500 kb/s). Is there any way to choose another mirror for faster installation?
  20. 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...