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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 9, 2019 · 18 commits to master since this release

System Requirements

4GB of RAM or higher strongly recommended
16GB of disk space for installation recommended

Fixes, and improvements from last image:

  • Fixed loading intel drm-kmod in furbsd-xorg-tool.
  • Fix to ensure that kernel modules specified in kld_list are preserved after install.

Fixes, and improvements from original 12.0 images:

  • Added sysctlview GUI application
  • Added system information tool to desktop
  • Created new xorg configuration GUI tool, and added to desktop. This makes Getting Started.txt a little less relevant now since we have a tool to easily select drivers.
  • Pulled in icons-tango and updated all shortcuts to use centralized icons to fix display in other desktop environments
  • Replaced bsdconfig shortcut with bsdconfig wifi and bsdconfig netdev with more appropriate icons
  • Added dark theme, whisker menu, and other customization to XFCE
  • Fixed issue where changing display driver reset wallpaper
  • Added volume mixer plugin to XFCE
  • Fixed bug in previous image that prevented restore from saving live session changes
  • Added ports for wallpapers, xfce-settings
  • Enabled furybsd wallpaper for live session and every new user
  • Added missing nvidia xorg.conf sample mentioned in Getting Started.txt
  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it's database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called "Getting Started.txt" with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)

A community member reported the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1-RELEASE quarterly packages yet until the FreeBSD project addresses this. For now 12.0 images will be the continue to be the default until sometime early 2020.

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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 9, 2019 · 22 commits to master since this release

System Requirements

4GB of RAM or higher strongly recommended
16GB of disk space for installation recommended

Fixes, and improvements from last image:

  • Added sysctlview GUI application
  • Added system information tool to desktop
  • Created new xorg configuration GUI tool, and added to desktop. This makes Getting Started.txt a little less relevant now since we have a tool to easily select drivers.
  • Pulled in icons-tango and updated all shortcuts to use centralized icons to fix display in other desktop environments
  • Replaced bsdconfig shortcut with bsdconfig wifi and bsdconfig netdev with more appropriate icons
  • Added dark theme, whisker menu, and other customization to XFCE
  • Fixed issue where changing display driver reset wallpaper
  • Added volume mixer plugin to XFCE

Fixes, and improvements from original 12.0 images:

  • Fixed bug in previous image that prevented restore from saving live session changes
  • Added ports for wallpapers, xfce-settings
  • Enabled furybsd wallpaper for live session and every new user
  • Added missing nvidia xorg.conf sample mentioned in Getting Started.txt
  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it's database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called "Getting Started.txt" with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)

A community member reported the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1-RELEASE quarterly packages yet until the FreeBSD project addresses this. For now 12.0 images will be the continue to be the default until sometime early 2020.

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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 7, 2019 · 55 commits to master since this release

System Requirements

4GB of RAM or higher strongly recommended
16GB of disk space for installation recommended

Fixes, and improvements from last image:

  • Fixed bug in previous image that prevented restore from saving live session changes
  • Added ports for wallpapers, xfce-settings
  • Enabled furybsd wallpaper for live session and every new user
  • Added missing nvidia xorg.conf sample mentioned in Getting Started.txt

Note different editions KDE, Gnome will each have alternate artwork.

Fixes, and improvements from original 12.0 images:

  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it's database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called "Getting Started.txt" with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)

A community member reported the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1-RELEASE quarterly packages yet until the FreeBSD project addresses this. For now 12.0 images will be the continue to be the default until sometime early 2020.

Assets 3

@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 5, 2019 · 74 commits to master since this release

System Requirements

4GB of RAM or higher strongly recommended
16GB of disk space for installation recommended

Fixes, and improvements from previous 12.0 images:

  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it's database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called "Getting Started.txt" with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)

A community member reported the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1-RELEASE quarterly packages yet until the FreeBSD project addresses this. For now 12.0 images will be the continue to be the default until sometime early 2020.

Assets 3

@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 4, 2019 · 75 commits to master since this release

12.1-XFCE-11-04-2019-01

System Requirements

  • 4GB of RAM or higher strongly recommended
  • 16GB of disk space for installation recommended

Fixes, and improvements since 12.0 images:

  • Updated image to use FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE.
  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it's database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called "Getting Started.txt" with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)
  • Discovered after the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1 yet until FreeBSD updates repos. Another 12.0 based image with improvements will replace this image in order to address this until another solution exists.
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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 2, 2019 · 82 commits to master since this release

This preview releases fixes the following:

  • Disabled clear_tmp to prevent 20mb tmpfs for LiveCD which would prevent pkg installations.
  • Added a warning dialog informing the user to add themselves to wheel group on the following screen.

Build system specific:

  • Added support for KDE, Gnome, and common settings.
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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Nov 1, 2019 · 90 commits to master since this release

Recommend requirements

  • 4GB memory (might work with 2GB but needs further validation)
  • 16GB storage

New in this image:

  • FreeBSD 12.1-RC2
  • Switch to lightdm-gtk-greeter for XFCE image (it is a littler smaller for ISO I was wrong)
  • Switch to unionfs (full read write support up to 1GB)
  • User settings, new users pkg's, network config, persist after installation but live user is still removed
  • Added shortcut to bsdconfig on desktop
  • Readme added to desktop with some notes on how to install a few additional drivers

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don't do this for now, do it in the installer)
  • Readme on desktop is incomplete, and will be updated soon. Restarting lightdm with service lightdm restart is necessary to apply new xorg.conf. It may be required to login to console if lightdm is simply killed when doing this from desktop.
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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Oct 29, 2019 · 108 commits to master since this release

New in this image:

  • Autodetect BIOS or UEFI and chose the proper fallback driver for video
  • Slim removed for autologin and fully replaced with SDDM
  • Using proper flags for dump restore
  • LiveCD artifacts are now properly cleaned up from install

Known issues

  • sddm complains hald not set properly and service will not start at boot
  • sddm complains that xauth is missing when restarting (package will be added next image)
  • setting hostname from installer does not work
  • changes made on livecd do not persist after install
  • failsafe drivers cannot be easily overridden
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@pkgdemon pkgdemon released this Oct 24, 2019 · 129 commits to master since this release

Here is the first technical preview release of FuryBSD XFCE edition.

Known issues:

  • Cannot restart from the livecd
  • Install akes a while with default settings of dump/restore
  • liveuser exists after install
Assets 3
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