| Welcome to the Desktop Environment Page.|
Eric: "Our official desktop is MATE, which means that the leading developer of GhostBSD does not officially support XFCE. Community releases are maintained by the community and for the community. GhostBSD project will provide help to build and to host the community release. If anyone wants to have a particular desktop supported, it is up to the community. Sure I will help where I can, answer questions and guide new community members that contribute to community release."
GhostBSD uses the GTK environment as default to provide a beautiful looks and a comfortable experience on the modern BSD platform offering a natural and native Unix work environment.
MATE Desktop Environment
"The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience." Source: Mate homepage
Mate is simple to use. You can place the panel on each side. So you can get the look and feel of
- pure MATE - panel on top
- GNOME 3 - panel on the left
- place a panel on the bottom like KDE, XFCE or Cinnamon
- or you chose a additional panel for example on the left for application starters.
You may also place some starters on the desktop. It is all possible.
Simple and Elegant
Components of the MATE Desktop environment
Here you get Components of MATE
Other Desktop Environments
You may wish to install
- GNOME Shell
Eric: "There is some effort going on for Plasma5 desktop. If anyone is interested in helping with XFCE and Plasma5 or in creating another community release, you are well come to contribute. Also, Contribution to the GhostBSD base system, to ports and new ports, and in house software are welcome."
For GhostBSD with KDE = KhostBSD you can find: KhostBSD
The KhostBSD.iso you can get: ftp://18.104.22.168/pub/KhostBSD/KhostBSD.20.01.iso
Desktop Environment MATE, XFCE, Cinnamon
Some instructions from the Developers :
Live media creator for GhostBSD distribution
The purpose of this tool is quickly generate live images for GhostBSD. Features
Build GhostBSD with GhostBSD or TrueOS Mate, XFCE, and KDE desktop environments Hybrid DVD/USB image
Compatible with VirtualBox, VMware, NVIDIA graphics out of box SCFB support with automatic best resolution for UEFI enabled systems with Intel/AMD graphics
Latest version of GhostBSD 20GB of free disk space 4GB of free memory
Note: GhostBSD 19.09 and later should be used to build ISO.
- Install the required packages:
pkg install git transmission-cli rsync
- Make sure to have linux64 kernel module loaded
sysrc -f /etc/rc.conf kld_list="linux64"
- Clone the repo:
- Enter the directory for running the LiveCD build script:
TrueOS Based GhostBSD
- To build a GhostBSD with MATE as default desktop
- Option: To build GhostBSD with XFCE as default desktop
- Option: To build GhostBSD with Cinnamon as default desktop
- Option: To build GhostBSD without a default desktop
- Burn an image to cd:
- Write an image to usb stick:
dd if=/usr/local/ghostbsd-build/iso/GhostBSD19.10.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m
It is possible, that some members of our community will help you.
Ask on Telegram or within the GhostBSD Forums for help.
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