How-to Install KDE Desktop on FreeBSD 10.x Unix Easy Visual-Guide

February 25th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

FreeBSD 10 KDE Desktop Installation

Hello FreeBSD User! This Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the KDE4 Power Desktop on Top of a FreeBSD 10.x 32/64bit Unix Systems.

This Time I’ll Make Use directly of the FreeBSD 10 Command Line Package Manager Tool to Get and Install KDE Plasma Desktop.

How-to Install KDE Desktop on FreeBSD 10 - Featured
  1. Boot Up FreeBSD 10.x

  2. How-to Getting-Started Installing Packages on FreeBSD 10:

    FreeBSD 11 Packages Initial SetUp
  3. Install the KDE Plasma Desktop

    pkg install kde kde-baseapps \
    kde-runtime kde-workspace xorg nano

    On a Package Time Out then Repeat the Command…

  4. Edit the RC Config File /etc/rc.conf to Enable KDE Manager

    nano /etc/rc.conf

    Install FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Enable KDE Manager
    Append inside the rc.conf:

    dbus_enable="YES"
    hald_enable="YES"
    kdm4_enable="YES"
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

  5. Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE 4 FreeBSD 10 Desktop

    Install FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Reboot Into KDE 4

  6. Finally the KDE 4 Login Screen:)

    Install FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Login Screen

  7. Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)

    Install FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Loading

  8. The KDE 4 Plasma Desktop on FreeBSD 10
    If the Default Panel is Missing Select Desktop on Top-Right
    Add Panel >> Default Panel

    FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Desktop 1
    FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Desktop 2
    FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Desktop 3

    FreeBSD 10 KDE 4 Desktop 4

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