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A Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system built upon FreeBSD. Formerly known as PC‑BSD. Aims to be easy-to-install and ready-to-use.

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cupsd not starting at boot in TrueOS

I have installed a TrueOS 13.0-CURRENT desktop system with cups 2.2.8 installed from pkg. Printing works like a charm, but cupsd is not starting at boot, despite this being in /etc/rc.conf: ...
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Why applications on FreeBSD run slower than on Linux?

Update They don't! At least, not for me. See my answer. Original question According to last year's Phoronix benchmarks, applications on FreeBSD mostly run slower than on Debian (including ...
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Is Linux from Scratch possible on BSD?

I have a TrueOS installation. I was wondering if it was possible to follow the LFS book on my current system.
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Corrupt display observed via VNC with TrueOS on QEMU

I am trying to run TrueOS v17.12x64 on QEMU but got corrupted display immediately after booting to GUI: I am just going with the ordinary graphics setup. Here's my domain file: <graphics type='...
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Can TrueOS be installed on Apple Mac hardware?

I would like to try using TrueOS as an alternative to macOS on Apple Mac hardware having 64-bit Intel chips such as MacBook Pro. The system requirements page in the TrueOS User Guide do not say ...
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New TrueOS install; keyboard doesn't work right

I installed a new instance of TrueOS (a FreeBSD variant) yesterday, and had a USB keyboard plugged in (Logitech G510). It worked fine in the install env, during the first-boot setup, and up until the ...
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How do I change hostname in trueos

I want to change the hostname that was generated during installation. How do I do that in Trueos?
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Missing /etc/machine-id on FreeBSD/TrueOS/DragonFly BSD et al

Inspired by "FeeBSD KDE. Could not start d-bus. can you call qdbus?": I am using FreeBSD/TrueOS/DragonFly BSD and have some software from Ports that when run complains about a missing /etc/machine-id ...
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How to dd a TrueOS installer to USB, on Linux

Forgive my ignorance, I've used a dozen distros of Linux (Debian and Fedora derivatives) but haven't yet wet my feet with BSD. I'm attempting to write the current TrueOS installer to a USB, through ...
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TrueOS: Keyboard layout

The keyboard layout was set to us during installation. setxkbmap -query displays layout as us. How to change it to uk?
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VESA driver doesn't work in TrueOS (FreeBSD 12)

I'm using TrueOS (FreeBSD12 current) in my hard disk. when it start after installed it. it suggest VESA to install but when i choise the vesa drive the screen changed to white , i rebooted and changed ...
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How to install virtualbox guest additions in TrueOS?

I have installed TrueOS in Virtualbox. Everything is working perfectly. But after I insert virtualbox guest additions, I am unable to find any way to install it. How can I do so? I am using Ubuntu ...
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Getting the version level of FreeBSD for a ZFS boot environment that is mounted but not booted

uname -v gives me the version level of the booted environment. How can I get the version level of an environment without booting that environment? In the example below, a boot environment (BE) is ...
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CUPS on FreeBSD: suitable paths for manual placement of individual PPD files

Background I downloaded a handful of PPD files for Linux, with an expectation that they will work on TrueOS Desktop, which is currently based on FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT. I know that with the web ...
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Adjust screen resolution scaling in Lumina desktop of TrueOS

Using TrueOS dated 2016-09-20 with Lumina desktop. How do we adjust the scaling of the screen resolution? I cannot find any kind of pixel-density settings in any of the control panels. I see no ...
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'TrueOS Desktop' installer loops endlessly, never succeeds in completing the installation

I am trying TrueOS, the evolution of PC-BSD. I downloaded the 'TrueOS-Desktop-2016-09-09-x64.iso'. When running the installer in Parallels Desktop 12.0.1 virtual machine the main menu for the ...