September 21, 2021

FreeBSD Howto’s

FreeBSD is unix, and is sorta similar to Linux, here are some basic things to get you going:

Setting up FreeBSD

A basic working system with some things you’re likely to want:

pw user mod yourusername -G wheel <-- allows yourusername to su to root later

Set up Gnome in FreeBSD

vi /boot/loader.conf
  linux_load="YES"
  linprocfs_load="YES"
  atapicam="YES"
pkg_add -r xorg gnome2
mkdir -p /compat/linux/proc
vi /etc/fstab (add these next 2 lines to bottom)
  proc            /proc           procfs  rw      0       0
  linproc         /compat/linux/proc      linprocfs       rw      0       0
vi /etc/rc.conf (add these next lines)
  linux_enable="YES"
  gnome_enable="YES"
  hald_enable="YES"
  gdm_enable="YES"
  dbus_enable="YES"