[PC-BSD Testing] How to install KDE?

Tigersharke . tigersharke at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 20:22:58 PDT 2011


On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Hugh <boxxxxxoq at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Tigersharke . <tigersharke at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Hello..
> >
> > I must assume you are working with v9.0 since v8.2 is KDE-centric :)
> >
> > It is a very simple matter to add or remove a desktop, such as KDE within
> > v9.0:
> >
> > Go to the PC-BSD control panel -> System Manager, select System Packages
> > tab, then choose KDE within the 'Desktops' group.
> >
> > It is possible to initiate the System Manager GUI from the commandline
> with:
> > pc-sysmanager
> >
> > CAVEAT **WARNING**
> >
> > Adding/removing a PC-BSD package within System Manager will also have a
> > side-effect of removal of any installed FreeBSD Ports or Packages.
> > ---
> >
> > Hope you enjoy your time with PC-BSD!
> >
>
> Oops, I should have provided more useful information in my question
> but all your assumptions are correct.
>
> I installed PC-BSD 9.0 RC1.
>
> I've tried to use AppCafe to install KDE but over there I can't find
> any WM available under category 'window managers'.
>
> Since I am using Simplified Chineses(locale:zh_CN.UTF-8) as system
> language, from time to time, the texts will be blanked out. This could
> be the reason of causing the problem. I will consider to switch it
> back to en_US.UTF-8.
>
> Thanks a ton for suggesting the 'pc-sysmanager' command line tool. I
> will try it out later.
>
>
>
> --
> Hugh
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hello again..

pc-sysmanager will simply invoke the GUI that you already saw.. however,
within that GUI, there is no section "wm" but instead look in "Desktops"
and if you do add KDE by this method, beware the Caveat.

Seeyas!
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