FuryBSD 12.0-XFCE-11-06-2019-01 Released

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to update FuryBSD and are proud to say a new version of FuryBSD 12.0 has been released! We’ve pulled in some essential packages for XFCE to create a better out of box experience and have included a slew of new fixes to streamline installs and provide better performance. We’ve also added experimental support for KDE and Gnome. For more information check out the release notes below or click here to download the latest .iso image from GitHub.

Fixes and Improvements From Last Image:

  • Fixed bug in the previous image that prevented restore from saving live session changes
  • Added ports for wallpapers, xfce-settings
  • Enabled FuryBSD wallpaper for live sessions and every new user
  • Added missing Nvidia xorg.conf sample mentioned in Getting Started.txt

Note different editions KDE, Gnome will each have alternate artwork.

Fixes and Improvements From original 12.0 images:

  • Switched to UnionFS for full read write support so packages can now be installed during live session.
  • Disabled clear_tmp service to prevent 20MB /tmp, and /var filesystem which is too small.
  • Tuned ZFS arc max to 40MB during live session only to prevent install from running system out of memory.
  • Dump & Restore now enables changes made in LiveCD to persist after install.
  • Switched to LightDM GTK greeter for XFCE image to save a small fraction of space.
  • Added dialog to warn users to add themselves to wheel group during install.
  • Added experimental support for Gnome + KDE to the build system but more work needed before images can be published.
  • Added essential packages such as xauth, xinit to common area for all images.
  • Added dsbdriverd from NomadBSD project to common area for all images. This will load modules for detected hardware as defined in it’s database such as wifi.
  • Added essential packages to XFCE for printscreen, lock screen, screensaver.
  • Updated and improved desktop readme now called “Getting Started.txt” with more examples.
  • Added desktop shortcut to bsdconfig.

Known issues:

  • Possibly setting hostname in bsdconfig hangs the ISO (don’t do this for now, do it in the installer)
  • A community member reported the fact that drm-next packages are not working with 12.1-RELEASE quarterly packages yet until the FreeBSD project addresses this. For now, 12.0 images will continue to be the default until sometime early 2020.
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  4. No way to contact team.Telegram does not work in FreeBSD. Initial FuryBSD test of released image thoughts and a serious bug.

  5. Nice to see this. As for drm-kmod, I have plain vanilla FreeBSD system, installed 12.1-RELEASE with the memstick image that is working fine with drm-kmod from the packages. I’ve freebsd-updated to 12.1-RELEASE-p1, that I initally did “pkg install -y drm-kmod” and got the following:

    This is Intel i915 driver. Don’t know if it helps or not, but that’s what I’m using typing this.

  6. Hello!
    I like the idea of the project very much… but: I tried the xfce-iso with 4(!) different computers
    it got on no one father than the “loading kernel” message. It stopped there with different error messages. I will try the kde-image today. I think there is still testing to be done on the xfce-release…
    Nevertheless: Keep on with the project, I appreciate your work very much!
    Greetings from Germany

  7. Yes way to contact team.Telegram does yes work in FreeBSD. Initial FuryBSD test of released image thoughts and a serious bug.

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