How-to Install KDE4 Desktop on FreeBSD 9.0 Amd64 Unix Easy Visual-Guide

February 7th, 2013 by Regaz
This Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the KDE4 Power Desktop on Top of a FreeBSD 9.0 64bit Unix Installation.

During Installation by sysinstall Use the Space-Bar and Arrows But Not the Enter Key to Make Selections on Menu.

Incandescent-FreeBSDFreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop
  1. Download FreeBSD 9.0 Amd64:

    Unix FreeBSD 9.0 amd64.iso
  2. Boot with FreeBSD 9.0 DVD
  3. Install the nano Editor and then Start the Sysinstall Configuration:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Install Nano Editor and Sysinstall Configuration
    The Two Command to Execute on Shell are:
    pkg_add -v -r nano

    After the nano has been Installed then Start Sysinstall:

    sysinstall

    The Sysinstall Text Configuration Tool will Show Up.

  4. Select Configure:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Configure
  5. Select Packages:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Packages
  6. Select CD/DVD:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Packages Installation Media
    The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
  7. Select the X11 Group:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select X11 Packages Group
  8. Select the KDE 4 Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
  9. Select the Xorg Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
    Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
  10. Just Confirm your Choice:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Confirm Packages Installation
  11.  

    Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement

     

  12. Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Exit Sysinstall Menu
  13. Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot to Activate Nano Editor
    On Shell Execute:
    reboot
  14. Edit the Configuration File /etc/rc.conf to Enable KDE Manager
    After Rebooting on Shell Execute:
    nano /etc/rc.conf

    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Enable KDE Manager
    Insert inside the rc.conf:

    dbus_enable="YES"
    hald_enable="YES"
    local_startup="${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"
    kdm4_enable="YES"
  15. Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE 4 FreeBSD 9 Desktop:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot Into KDE 4
  16. Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Login Screen
  17. Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Loading
  18. Pictures of the KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD :9
    FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 1
    FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 2
    FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 3
    FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 4

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