Identified issue with Nvidia hardware: (Evolving) Solutions

We noticed a number of users having problems with Nvidia hardware/drivers after the last Stable update. One problem is that the auto-detection by X11 of the Nvidia driver appears to have been broken by the recent update. This specifically appears to affect people...

New TrueOS Stable update: Changes and Notes

A fresh ISO and STABLE package set is available! We’ve got some exciting new features in this release as well as some important fixes. New Features   Refind and the FreeBSD Bootloader replace Grub. Conveniently, this change not only improves support for Apple...

OpenRC update: simplifying OpenRC scripts

We’ve made some changes to our FreeBSD ports tree, and want to update our awesome contributors on these improvements. There is now a new overlay structure for handling OpenRC specific changes. These changes allow us to more efficiently sync from upstream FreeBSD...

Community Spotlight: The Basics of using ZFS with TrueOS

This week, we want to spotlight a very helpful thread created by Discourse user robgriff444 in order to help our new users familiarize themselves with ZFS and use it with TrueOS. The TrueOS devs want to thank robgriff444 for the outstanding contribution to our...

TrueOS Security and Wikileaks revelations

Recently, Wikileaks released a large number of documents detailing system exploits the US Intelligence community uses to gain information from or otherwise monitor individuals. Because of this, we are seeing increased concerns about TrueOS security. We thought it best...

Sneak Peek: Automounting updates

The next TrueOS STABLE will include more improvements to the automounter.  Autofs is reconfigured to mount by device id, and is switched over to an XDG standard to allow future device actions for media. This frees us to accomplish things such as ejecting optical media...

TrueOS @ SCALE 2017: Come join us!

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is happening this week, and TrueOS is there! What is SCALE? From the SCALE website: SCALE’s mission is to provide educational opportunities on the topic of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that...

TrueOS Stable update released 2/22/17

A new update for TrueOS-STABLE is available as of 2/22/17 (apologies for the late announcement). This update brings in a number of bugfixes and functionality improvements, along with a few “big-ticket” items. Brief Changelog Bugfixes: packaging upgrading....

New Jail management utilities

This week, the TrueOS developers/contributors are introducing a new suite of utilities for jail management. These tools are designed to create standard package base jails from TrueOS with OpenRC support. This provides a quick way to test OpenRC functionality within a...