Moving to FreeBSD desktop

Posted on: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 14:53 By: dae

Again, my desktop somehow stop working, so I reinstall with FreeBSD and kde4.

This is what I have to do


x system

/usr/port/x11/xorg /usr/port/x11/kde4

after that edit rc.conf and add dbus_enable="YES" hald_enable="YES" kdm4_enable="YES" linux_enable="YES"

reboot to kde4 and install these ports

/usr/ports/sysutils/fusefs-ntfs git mercurial smb4k

Fix Firefox

Firefox is ugly in the Default FreeBSD ports. This is what I have to do.


gtk-qt4-engineqt qtcurve-gtk2

after that, go to start menu --> system setting --> gtk style and fonts --> choose qtcurve as widget

I got these from

Flash Plugins


Initially, I cannot get gvim to work. See these

It works when I compiled the port with "make -DWITH_OPTIONS install clean"


Have to install mono and /usr/ports/x11-toolkits/libgdiplus