CURRENT: bhyve: xfreerdp doesn't support OpenSSL 3 yet. Alternatives?

From: FreeBSD User <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2023 14:35:06 UTC

running a recent CURRENT, 14.0-CURRENT #10 main-n263871-fd774e065c5d: Thu Jun 29 05:26:55 CEST
2023 amd64, xfreerdp (net/freerdp) doesn't working anymore on Windows 10 guest in bhyve. It
seems OpenSSL 3 is the culprit (see the error message from xfreerdp below). I opened already a
PR (see: In a very quick response I
was informed that recent FreeRDP doesn't support OpenSSL 3 yes

Checking for HowTo's setting up bhyve guests, I dodn't realise any setting for alternatives to
RDP. As I do not fully understand how bhyve passes through its guest's framebuffer device/ or
native GUI, I'm a bit helpless in searching for another solution to contact the Windows10
guest from the X11 desktop of the hosts.

Trying remmina turns out to be a fail, because in our installation libsoup2 and libsoup3 are
installed both and remmina complains about having both symbols, also I realised remmina seems
to utilize net/freerdb as the RDP backend.

Since I have no clue how to install "blindly" a VNCserver within the Windows10 guest, I
presume VNC is not an option in any way.

Is there any way to access the bhyve guest's native graphical interface? As in the PR shown
above already documented (setup taken from the FreeBSD Wiki/bhyve), a framebuffer is already

It would be nice if someone could give a hint.

Thanks in advance,


O. Hartmann