FreeBSD Tutorials

On this page you can find my FreeBSD tutorial collection. Here I explain to you how to install and set up FreeBSD as a desktop system, but also as a server os.

Sources of information

Here are the main sources of information:


Install FreeBSD

In this post I'll explain how to do the basic installation of FreeBSD.

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FreeBSD Update and PKG Guide

In this tutorial I explain to you how we update our FreeBSD to a new version and how we can use the package manager pkg.

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First steps after installing FreeBSD

After installing FreeBSD successfully, we will complete the following steps before proceeding with the actual setup.

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Set up a basic firewall on FreeBSD

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up a basic firewall on FreeBSD.

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Advanced network configuration under FreeBSD

In this post, I will tell you how to improve your network settings under FreeBSD.

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Drivers on FreeBSD

By default, FreeBSD does not load all possible drivers; it must be instructed to load the drivers specific to our hardware.

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Use external devices on FreeBSD

With this guide, I will explain to you how we enable our users to use external devices.

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Optimizations for FreeBSD

With this tutorial, I will explain to you how we can make our FreeBSD a little faster and optimize it for desktop usage.

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Use DMA instead of sendmail

DragonFly Mail Agent (included with FreeBSD 11) allows us to replace sendmail when we only need our server/desktop to send email.

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Xorg and video drivers on FreeBSD

In this tutorial, we will install and set up Xorg and the appropriate graphics drivers.

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Session Manager for FreeBSD

If we are not using Gnome or KDE, we can use Slim or XDM as the session manager.

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Install KDE5 Plasma on FreeBSD

In this blog post I explain how to install and set up KDE 5 on FreeBSD.

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Install GNOME 3 on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install GNOME3 on FreeBSD.

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Install XFCE on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how we can install XFCE on FreeBSD.

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Install Mate on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install Mate on FreeBSD.

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Install Openbox on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install the openbox window manager on FreeBSD.

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Install JWM on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install the jwm window manager on FreeBSD.

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Install Enlightenment on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install the Enlightenment window manager on FreeBSD.

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Automatic mounting of volumes on FreeBSD

There are several solutions for automatically mounting of volumes. I will introduce you 2 solutions, automount and DSBMD.

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Dark themes for GTK and QT5 applications

In this tutorial I will explain how to install a nice dark theme.

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Install Firefox under Freebsd and set it up with privacy

In this tutorial, I explain how to install the Firefox browser under FreeBSD and also set it up with privacy.

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Install Urxvt on FreeBSD

In this tutorial, I explain how we do and edit the URXVT terminal.

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Poudriere Guide

This blog post describes how to set up and use the Poudriere Build System.

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Install NGINX on FreeBSD

Here is a brief description of how the Nginx web server is installed on FreeBSD.

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Install PHP on FreeBSD

This is a tutorial on how to use PHP on FreeBSD.

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Install MySQL on FreeBSD

In this post I will tell you how to install MySQL on FreeBSD

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Install Airsonic on FreeBSD

In this tutorial I'll explain how to install Airsonic on FreeBSD.

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Install Vaultwarden Password Server on FreeBSD

In this tutorial, I explain how to install and set up Vaultwarden on FreeBSD.

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