What does your BSD look like? (Screen Shots..)


New looks on my laptop :wink:

EDIT: Still running awesome, though :joy:


Really cool, clean and lightweight: well done! :blush:… here’s mine: icewm (yes all my shots always end up being affected by a sort of early '00s-like retro look XD)


It’s not easy to catch the late '90s early '00s without becoming kitch… well done :sunglasses:
+1 for “And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below”

Shit man, I remember when that song was released :open_mouth:


This is my first post here :slight_smile:.
Thanks to @pin for all his kind advices about Awesome WM. Being your theme based on zenburn, I tried to use it with the default settings, in NetBSD 8.0, with awesome-4.2nb3 installed through pkgin.
Not remembering this screenshot from any image search, I will post it here, despite being it quite trivial:

The theme zenburn can be loaded as follows. First, create the path


(by default, in a fresh installation, directories .config and awesome do not exist). An example rc.lua file can be found in the Awesome API documentation, but also locally (with the same contents) in /usr/pkg/share/examples/awesome/rc.lua or /usr/pkg/etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua (this is the equivalent in NetBSD of the /etc/xdg path, suggested in the original Awesome API documentation). Then, this line

beautiful.init(gears.filesystem.get_themes_dir() .. "default/theme.lua")

must be modified into

beautiful.init(gears.filesystem.get_themes_dir() .. "zenburn/theme.lua")

@pin what is your font and how to configure it? It looks very good.



Nice :hugs:
I’m happy to see another awesome user, even more so on NetBSD :sunglasses:

I see you are taking the same path that I did sometime ago when I first started using awesome, although my first steps were on Void…

What you did so far is correct, but try to push it a bit further. You can copy theme.lua to ~/.config/awesome and start modifying it :wink:
You can also create an icon folder and wallpaper folder there and correct the paths in rc.lua and theme.lua.
Have a look at my github repo if you like, you can find the link on one of my previous posts above, just be aware that I’ve changed a few things. The most important to remember is that I’ve removed window titelbar support. I find it rather useless on a tiling wm, but compare the code and make your own choice.

I’m using Liberation Sans as font, but if you mean this { "➊", "➋", "➌", "➍", "➎", "➏", "➐", "➑", "➒" }, I took it from Arco linux awesome spin :yum: …but, you can just grab the line here and place it in your rc.lua

One more thing. I use just 3 tiling layouts, so I’ve removed the others. Feel free to grab my NetBSD orange icons if you want, they were just painted using GIMP.
NetBSD logo from https://www.netbsd.org/gallery/logos.html
and wallpaper from https://wallpaperscraft.com/

There are a few other details, like the battery widget, it’s nice to have one if you’re on a laptop like me. But, I wrote about those on this thread, just a few posts above.
Just let me know if you need anything else :wink:

Oh, by the way… welcome to this nice corner :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

EDIT: It seems vicious widgets still support FreeBSD, see https://github.com/vicious-widgets/vicious
Although, some lua code still requires changes for it to work on NetBSD.


Icewm 1.4 (just released) on FreeBSD 11.2, custom kernel, light BeOS -like build


Link to wallpaper please :slight_smile:


Here, alongside several more :sunglasses:


Thank you :slight_smile:

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OpenIndiana + Fluxbox screenshot of mine. This was an experimental attempt at setting up a pure pkgsrc-based environment (which is why I’m sharing it here), instead of using default IPS Illumos packages. It went quite well indeed

I should have also a macOS (XQuartz) + fvwm pkgsrc build but I can’t seem to find it right away


Unusual on my set-ups, trying some gaps.

Can’t really get used to it… it feels like a waste of screen state :rofl:
The system is now, even more minimalist. Wonder how far one can push it? :thinking:
199 non-base packages, fully functional, exactly 3GB of disk space used :heart_eyes:


This is rad :heart_eyes:


Some transparency and maybe I should post on unixporn :joy:

Honestly, it maybe visually more attractive with gaps. But, I understand why these are actually called useless gaps on awesome :yum:

Transparency is a strange thing… I like it on a regular stack wm, but not when tiling. Don’t know why!?.. just a feeling.

EDIT: Now posted on unixporn :grin:


I was referring more to your 199 packages, which is very Unixish ans commendable (I have like 400 at least, most of which games/emulators,but also like 50+ texlive* (LaTeX ) dependencies for LyX)

Just upvoted it :slight_smile:


:thinking: …I see…
:joy: I thought about it…
Well, if I was a student I would probably need some more stuff.
I’ve never been a gamer, sorry :neutral_face: somehow, it never hooked me.

Thanks for the upvote, it’s my first post there.
Unixporn should be renamed, though. I think archporn or i3porn would be more accurate :zipper_mouth_face:


Thank you for your kindness and for all your advices!
And sorry for this very-very-late reply :worried:.

I’m pleased if you started in a similar way to approach awesome.
Following your suggestion, I copied theme.lua to ~/.config/awesome and made some little tweaks, after learning how to do them :smile:. Thanks also for your repository, it is essential to have some examples!
A tiled window manager is a completely different “way of thinking” and it’s difficult, in the beginning, to adapt to it: I still keep the window title bar, but in fact it is almost unuseful as you noticed.

One of the reasons for my delay was some missing configuration to the system; now I’ve performed it and I also managed to download and use Liberation Sans: a wonderful font!


Don’t worry, soon enough you will stop using them :wink:
I had them hanging around for 6 months or so. Honestly, I forgot about them… one day, it was one of those WTF moments and I cleaned the code :yum:


My FreeBSD 12 i7-6700K desktop: 4K HiPDI display, Awesome, Alacritty, Neovim


Nice, another awesome user :yum:


Time for a change…

See you all in 2019 :heart_eyes: