PC-BSD 10.1-RC2 Released

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC2 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 10.1 release. This RC includes many minor bug-fixes from RC2, along with new UEFI support for boot / install.

PC-BSD 10.1 notable Changes

* KDE 4.14.2
* GNOME 3.12.2
* Cinnamon 2.2.16
* Chromium 38.0.2125.104_1
* Firefox 33.0
* NVIDIA Driver 340.24
* Lumina desktop 0.7.0-beta
* Pkg 1.3.8_3
* New AppCafe HTML5 web/remote interface, for both desktop / server usage
* New CD-sized text-installer ISO files for TrueOS / server deployments
* New Centos 6.5 Linux emulation base
* New HostAP mode for Wifi GUI utilities
* Misc bug fixes and other stability improvements
* NEW! – UEFI support for boot and installation


Along with our traditional PC-BSD DVD ISO image, we have also created a CD-sized ISO image of TrueOS, our server edition.

This is a text-based installer which includes FreeBSD 10.0-Release under the hood. It includes the following features:

* ZFS on Root installation
* Boot-Environment support
* Command-Line versions of PC-BSD utilities, such as Warden, Life-Preserver and more.
* Support for full-disk (GELI) encryption without an unencrypted /boot partition


A testing update is available for 10.0.3 users to upgrade to 10.1-RC2. To apply this update, do the following:

edit: /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf (As root)

Change “PATCHSET: updates”


“PATCHSET: test-updates”

% sudo pc-updatemanager check

This should show you a new “Update system to 10.1-RELEASE” patch available. To install run the following:

% sudo pc-updatemanager install 10.1-update-10152014-10


As with any major system upgrade, please backup important data / files beforehand!!!

This update will automatically reboot your system several times during the various upgrade phases, please expect it to take between 30-60 minutes.

Getting media

10.1-RC2 DVD/USB media can be downloaded from this URL via HTTP or Torrent.

Reporting Bugs
Found a bug in 10.1? Please report it (with as much detail as possible) to our bugs database.

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Comments (13)

  • sg1efc
    November 2, 2014 at 9:00 am |

    Awesome, Thanks a lot everyone! 🙂

  • November 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm |

    […] we have also created a CD-sized ISO image of TrueOS, our server edition.” Continue to the release announcement for further details. Download: PCBSD10.1-RC2-10-22-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso (3,481MB,SHA256, torrent, […]

  • […] 启动和安装支持新的 UEFI,值得关注的版本升级有:KDE 4.14.2, GNOME 3.12.2, Cinnamon 2.2.16, Chromium 38.0.2125.104, Firefox 33.0, NVIDIA driver 340.24, Lumina desktop 0.7.0-beta, pkg 1.3.8; new AppCafe HTML5 桌面和服务器支持 Web 和远程接口 等,详情请看发行说明。 […]

  • November 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm |

    […] we have also created a CD-sized ISO image of TrueOS, our server edition.” Continue to the release announcement for further details. Download: PCBSD10.1-RC2-10-22-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso (3,481MB, SHA256, […]

  • Eric
    November 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm |

    Nice clean and correct install with onboard intel video chipset on a core two duo Lenovo Thinkcenter 6209 A1U every function works correctly. Great work!

    Does not find my ice1712 M-audio correctly but does the ad1882 audio correctly even though an lspci says the M-audio is there. So I have some work to do to get both devices working.

    • November 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm |

      Thanks for the feedback!

  • Rocket
    November 6, 2014 at 12:06 am |

    DO NOT select Encrypt Home Directory in the setup !!!!
    If you do that ten you will not be able to login. It will give you hmac_sha512.. some error.

    You won’t be able to login even as root then.

    Also only Vesa works on Alienware Laptops. BSD does not even support well known Laptops display cards.. that’s a surprise.

    Also you will need to manually configure Xorg just to run the GUI setup to install it!!

    • November 6, 2014 at 6:30 am |

      Are you sure you installed RC2? The option to encrypt the home directory shouldn’t be in that installer. What is the make of the video card in the laptop?

      • greg
        November 9, 2014 at 1:06 am |

        My original 10.0 setup had encrypted home. I just followed described steps here to upgrade.
        After this, I indeed can’t login anymore: my credentials are rejected.
        Going back to previous state grants access again.

        • November 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm |

          We fixed a bug with PEFS upgrades so when 10.1 hits, it should “just work” during the upgrade. If it doesn’t, please open a bug report at

  • Suvro
    November 9, 2014 at 8:38 am |

    Hi Ken

    I’m using Lumina, and a few days ago, I installed GNOME 3.12 which I use with one of my accounts. That resulted in a few more applications being installed with it, like GNOME Web

    Now, under Lumina, I sometimes run some of these GNOME apps. Here is the issue I run into. Most of those apps are ill behaved and insist on taking up the whole screen, and being immovable. Which is one part of the problem, but more seriously, under Lumina, it covers the Lumina taskbar as well so that I can’t even switch to another workplace where I’m running other apps.

    I know you have no control over the GNOME apps, but can Lumina be ‘rigged’ so that the taskbar is ALWAYS on top, no matter what?

    GNOME 3.12 is okay looks wise, but the GNOME apps – particularly the ones that got installed automatically with GNOME – are ill behaved.

    • Ken Moore
      November 10, 2014 at 5:45 am |

      Suvro » I will take a look at this here soon, but please open up a ticket on the PC-BSD bug tracker so we can follow up on this.

      FYI: It just sounds like the GNOME apps are breaking standards (or behaving improperly), because there are a few different flags for windows that govern the stacking order: I.E. AlwaysOnBottom, AlwaysOnTop, FullScreen, etc…
      The Lumina panel is already set to always be on the top, but this of course will be under any full screen window (which is not the same as maximizing a window).

      • Suvro
        November 11, 2014 at 7:20 am |

        Done – ticket is #6610. Screenshot included with Chess. If I had opened up Web, which takes up the whole screen, I’d have been unable to access the Lumina screenshot, which would have been under that Window, since the taskbar would have been covered as well.

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