GhostBSD18.10 RC2 is Available for testing

This second release candidate of GhostBSD 18.10 is the second official release of GhostBSD with TrueOS under the hood. The official desktop of GhostBSD is MATE. However, in the future, there might be an XFCE community release, but for now, there is no community release yet.

What has changed since RC1

  • Removed drm-stable-kmod and we will let users installed the propper drm-*-kmod

  • Douglas Joachin added libva-intel-driver libva-vdpau-driver  to supports accelerated some video driver for Intel

Issues that got fixed

  • Bug #70 Cannot run Octopi, missing libgksu error.
  • Bug #71 LibreOffice doesn't start because of missing

  • Bug #72 libarchive is a missing dependency

Again thanks to iXsystems, TrueOS, Joe Maloney, Kris Moore, Ken Moore, Martin Wilke, Neville Goddard, Vester “Vic” Thacker, Douglas Joachim, Alex Lyakhov, Yetkin Degirmenci and many more who helped to make the transition from FreeBSD to TrueOS smoother.

Time to find more issues

We encourage you to use our issue system at to report a bug.

Updating from RC1 to RC2:

sudo pkg update -f
sudo pkg install -f libarchive curl libgksu
sudo pkg upgrade

Where to download:

All images checksum, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB) and torrent are available here:

For writing an iso to a USB stick:


dd if=GhostBSD18.10-RC1.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD18.10-RC1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD18.10-RC1.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240


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