How to Install GNOME on FreeBSD

submited 07 February 2019

FreeBSD doesn't include a GUI desktop, but there is a way to install GNOME and give a user sudo privileges.

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21 January 2021
BSD Now 386: Aye, 386!  

Routing and Firewalling VLANS with FreeBSD, FreeBSD 12 VNET jail with ZFS howto, pkgsrc-2020Q4 released, FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 4 With 4GB of RAM, HardenedBSD December 2020 Status Report, and more.

WireGuard Is Now Available For pfSense  

The domination of the open-source WireGuard secure VPN tunnel not only on Linux systems but BSDs too... WireGuard is now available on pfSense, the FreeBSD-based firewall/router focused software platform. Those that transition to the pfSense 2.5 development snapshots this week can begin enjoying the WireGuard support, which like all of the other features can be controlled via the pfSense web interface with setting up new WG interfaces. The updated pfSense sources are also available.

20 January 2021
Probe it! OPNsense 20.7.8 released with a new os-hw-probe plugin to discover and check operability of your hardware.  

New plugins are available to choose under Menu->System->Firmware->Plugins. See full patch notes at the link provided.

BSD Weekly, Issue 53  

FreeBSD Project released it's last report for 2020, GhostBSD has a new release + OpenBSD Errata, news and tutorials from BSD world.

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19 January 2021
Accented characters using a US keyboard layout on OpenBSD  

Does your laptop ship with an International US layout keyboarda and you can't accents with the default Xenocara configuration? Let's see how to fix this.

GhostBSD 21.01.15 Release Notes  

This new ISO comes with a clean-up of packages that include removing LibreOffice and Telegram from the default selection. We did this to bring the zfs RW live file systems to run without problem on 4GB of ram machine. We also removed the UFS full disk option from the installer. Users can still use custom partitions to setup UFS partition, but we discourage it. We also fixed the Next button's restriction in the custom partition related to some bug that people reported. We also fix the missing default locale setup and added the default setup for Linux Steam, not to forget this ISO includes kernel, userland and numerous application updates.

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Fourth Quarter 2020  

This report covers FreeBSD related projects for the period between October and December, and is the fourth of four planned reports for 2020. This quarter had quite a lot of work done, including but certainly not limited to, in areas relating to everything from multiple architectures such as x86, aarch64, riscv, and ppc64 for both base and ports, over kernel changes such as vectored aio, routing lookups and multipathing, an alternative random(4) implementation, zstd integration for kernel dumps, log compression, zfs and preparations for pkg(8), along with wifi changes, changes to the toolchain like the new elfctl utility, and all the way to big changes like the git migration and moving the documentation from DocBook to Hugo/AsciiDoctor, as well as many other things.

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/16  

BSD related news from last week.

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