Ralf Mardorf ralf-mardorf at
Mon Jul 12 10:56:32 UTC 2021

On Sun, 11 Jul 2021 23:29:41 +0200, David Raver wrote:
>I'm pretty sure the procedure would've been pretty similar to the one
>I described above.


not at all. Even not for some major distros, such as Arch Linux (that's
what I'm using) and even not when using the Ubuntu server image.

>I'm pretty sure that if I had a desktop (preferably KDE) set up on any
>of the BSDs, I most probably wouldn't even had known the difference
>between that and my current Linux. Because that was my aim in the
>first place: merely verify that my project builds and runs on BSD.
>Moreover, I'm pretty sure that someday I'll do it. Successfully. I
>just have to cool down a little and find a distribution that meets my

It depends ;). I could imagine some software that just needs to be able
to run under KDE, nothing else matters, but not that seldom the
underlying file system, sound architecture, display server, maybe even
the login shell, let alone the kernel, might make a big difference.
Some keywords come to mind, "HAL", "udev" ...

FWIW a virtual machine might have some pitfalls, too. How about an
user-friendly OOTB working bootable persistent USB stick FreeBSD?


NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on
FreeBSD®. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is
configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box,
but can also be used for [...]" -


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