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The "System Selection" screen, shown in Figure 3.3a, allows you to select the system components and window managers to install with PC-BSD®.

Figure 3.3a: Desktop Selection Screen

The default selection will depend upon the amount of RAM on the system. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. The arrow buttons can be used to browse through the primary window managers or to install a FreeBSD or TrueOS server instead of a PC-BSD® desktop. Before leaving this screen, click the "Customize" button to review a larger selection of desktops and system components to install. If you right-click a component and select "View Packages", a pop-up menu will list the packages that are installed with that component.

After installation, you can return to this "Customize" screen in order to install or uninstall additional components by going to Control PanelSystem Manager System Packages.

In the example shown in Figure 3.3b, the user clicked “Components” then right-clicked Development ➜ Development-Science to view the packages to be installed with this component.

Figure 3.3b: Browsing Additional System Components

The following components are available for installation.

  • Desktops: includes the following supported desktops: GNOME2, KDE4, LXDE, and XFCE4. If you expand the + next to a desktop, you can select which components to install with that desktop. You can select as many desktops and components as you wish to install.
  • Development: software utilities suited for developers. These include the valgrind debugging tool, QT development tools, CMake, GNU make, Subversion, and git.
  • Hardware-Drivers: if you expand the + you can select additional drivers to install: HPLIP (for HP printers), Handheld (for syncing with WinCE devices), and NVIDIA (for older NVIDIA cards). If you have an older NVIDIA video card or a HP printer, check the applicable box to install the required drivers.
NOTE: Fluxbox is always installed and available in the login menu of a PC-BSD® system.

If you check the box of a component that has a + next to it, it will automatically select all of its sub-components. You can click the + to expand and uncheck any sub-components that you do not wish to install.

Once you have made your selection(s), click the "Save" button to save your selections. The "System Selection" box will list the components that you selected for installation. You can now click the "Next" button to proceed to the next screen.


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