How to Install Gnome or plasma5-KDE on FreeBSD 12

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2.- GNOME is the default DE of Fedora
2.- GNOME is the default DE of Fedora

Even that the FreeBSD is not a good Desktop for personal use. but still some people trying to make from it  an good desktop to simplify work for FreeBSD beginners . in this tutorial we will  explain how to install  latest Gnome version supported 2.28 and KDE plasma 5.12 from binary ,

How to install Gnome 3.28 on FreeBSD 12 

1-Updates Your installed packages

pkg update

pkg upgrade

 

Update

Upgrade

Install The needed packages for GNOME3

Add the following lines to /etc/rc.conf to enable mouse daemon, dbus daemon and hal daemon.

Next, you will need to mount /proc. Add the following line to /etc/fstab using the “vi” command, this will mount /proc on startup:

Reboot the machine.

Now the machine will boot into GDM login screen,

How to install KDE Plasma 5 on FreeBSD 12

Install KDE with the following command

Next, you will need to mount /proc. Add the following line to /etc/fstab using the “vi” command, this will mount /proc on startup:

You will next need to configure KDE to automatically start as FreeBSD boots, this can be done by adding the lines  above  to /etc/rc.conf using the “vi” command. This ensures that KDE and all its dependencies are running on boot:

 

Reboot the server

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