OpenBSD 5.5 / KDE 4 desktop / post-install notes

OpenBSD 5.5 (amd64) / KDE 4.11 desktop – Quick post-install notes

Disclaimer : These notes are only tested on OpenBSD 5.5 and may not be valid for ulterior releases.

openbsd55-kde4

Hardware configuration

  • MSI B75MA-E33 motherboard with Pentium G2020
  • 2 x 2Gb RAM
  • Integrated GPU, no additional graphics card used
  • 1 x SATA HDD

Installation

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Home mail server with Postfix + Dovecot (IMAP) + Squirrelmail/Roundcube on NetBSD 6.0.1

NetBSD-smaller-tb

NetBSD 6.0.1

Goals

  • lightweight (no mysql server, no antivirus)
  • simple (no virtual domains/users)
  • secure

Requirements

  • a valid internet domain name if you want to be able to send/receive email to/from the internet (buy a domain or take a free one at http://freedns.afraid.org )
  • valid DNS records for your domain
  • we assume your mail server is behind a properly configured router/gateway/firewall

Hardware/Virtual machine requirements

  • 512M RAM
  • 3G of disk space minimum, 8G recommended

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Installing a FreeBSD 9.0 (i386) minimal desktop system

FreeBSD 9.0 RELEASE (i386)

Minimal desktop for web browsing, email, video, music playing…

Useful references :
Tested in a VirtualBox 4.1.8 virtual machine with
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 8.0Gb Hard disk

Installing an OpenBSD 4.9 (i386) desktop system

Note : this tutorial is now obsolete. Please refer to the official OpenBSD installation documentation.

 

How to obtain a lightweight OpenBSD desktop using the XFCE 4.8 environment

(this tutorial was made using a VirtualBox 4.0 virtual machine)

Download the install CD image : http://ftp.fr.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/4.9/i386/install49.iso (french mirror)

Choose your mirror here : http://www.openbsd.org/ftp.html

Installing OpenBSD

The install procedure is straightforward. Boot the CD and follow the Official faq : http://www.openbsd.org/faq/index.html
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