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Emacs and gvim display no content on FreeBSD 10.2

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 with the Mate desktop environment and most things seem to work. I have a problem with emacs and gvim though. Since the problem has the same symptoms with both editors, I ...
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play MIDI (*.mid) files in firefox

Many of the (German) Wikipedia articles about bands contain short music samples, like the one for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (Look for the speaker symbols). Firefox then asks for an application to ...
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Is it possible to compile individual software from the FreeBSD source tree?

I wonder if it is possible to compile individual software packages from FreeBSD source tree without compiling the whole kernel and world....Say,for example ex , which is included in the nvi (new vi) ...
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Cannot access hard disks from FreeBSD installation CD

I have been using GNU/Linux for several years and now I am giving FreeBSD a try. Yesterday I managed to install FreeBSD 10.2 on an old computer using a 5 GB partition. I only installed the base ...
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on FreeBSD, how do I open a port on WAN but not on LAN?

I have one FreeBSD machine that I use as a playbox/server/torrentbox. It's part of my LAN. Here is the semantics (altered from an example on the OpenBSD website): [ desktop ] [ laptop ] | ...
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ex/vi: Input encoding conversion not supported

I've a problem with vi, every time I launched it I get this message: Input encoding conversion not supported; /tmp/vi.PSzqmm9ox9: new file: line 1. Despite of this message I'm able to edit and save ...
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creating a xar archive using the tar utility in FreeBSD

I am trying to create a xar archive using the tar utility in FreeBSD tar -c -f test --format xar index.html I get the following error Can't use format xar: Xar not supported on this platform How ...
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best way to upload files(100gb+) from freebsd server

I need to upload lots of files(100gb+) from server, currently i get ssh connection, and i'm not restricted in software i can use and run anything. Please recommend me the way to upload files to my ...
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Using an alias when using NFS shares

When using Samba, I can use an alias which can pretty much point to any directory. E.g. an alias called videos pointing to /mystuff/here/anotherfolder/anotheronehere/oops/myvideosfolder Is ...
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How to allow direct root access via SSH on certain IP range?

I would like to login to root via ssh directly while at home (192.168.1.0/24). But while outside (e.g. at work), I can still login via ssh by using one of the custom accounts I created. I jus ...
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How to setup different permissions on parent/subfolder using FreeBSD/NFS sharing?

I have the following folder structure: Here's my sample/target /etc/exports # cat /etc/exports /storage -maproot=root -network 192.168.1.0/24 /storage/mysonsvideos -ro -maproot=root -network ...
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Upgrade from FreeBSD 10.1 to 10.2 fails because of incorrect hash

$ sudo freebsd-update upgrade -r 10.2 Fetching metadata signature for 10.1-RELEASE from update.FreeBSD.org... done. Fetching metadata index... done. Fetching 1 metadata patches. done. Applying ...
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How to build openssl with clang(rather than gcc) on a FreeBSD machine?

I have a 64 bit FreeBSD build machine. I need to add https support in my python3 application code. For that it is advised to build/compile python with openssl support. I do not need any gcc dependency ...
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Unable to print to windows print server via Samba

I have setup my canon laser printer (shared name = canonMF4820d) on my windows notebook ( hostname = Yoga) And i have my Freebsd server (hostname = Fruitfly) installed with CUPS and SAMBA and ...
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Is it possible to create a freebsd 10 or 11 jail in freebsd 9?

My title question is exactly my question : is it possible to create a freebsd 10 or 11 jail into a freebsd 9 instance?
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Freebsd printing: Unable to print using lpd

i have setup the lpr for usb printer by following a guide from the web.. however, i have got the error lpr: Error - no default destination available Output from dmesg: ulpt0: Canon Inc MF4800 ...
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RC script that brings itself to foreground under certain criteria

I have a simple script that asks for user input ([y/N]) and then acts upon it. I wrote a daemon rc wrapper so that it can run from startup. I was wondering if it is possible to make the daemon/script ...
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KDE login freeze on Debian Jessie-kFreeBSD

I've been using Debian GNU/Linux with KDE for years (since Etch), but since my RAID driver is no longer supported in GNU/Linux (since kernel 3.10), I've switched over to the kFreeBSD-amd64 version of ...
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Protective master boot record boot flag - GPT

On an HP Elitebook 8760w, the BIOS does not support GPT well and I have found that it does not like GPT formatted boot disks which is default for many *nix platform installers. FreeBSD and OpenSuse ...
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Cron service running but not visible by “top”

I'm on my freeBSD server. Cronjob suddenly stop working. When I run "top" the service is not listed. But when i check "service cron status" , it is running with given PID. I restarted the service ...
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How do I disable the system beep in FreeBSD 10.1?

How do I disable the system beep on the console in FreeBSD 10.1? The recommended commands don't work. The sysctl setting: # sysctl hw.syscons.bell=0 hw.syscons.bell: 1 -> 0 # sysctl -a | grep ...
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lost FreeBSD efi loader after upgrading windows 10

How to return option to load FreeBSD, after it was lost next to upgrading windows 10. I use uefi-FreeBSD10, and didn't created another one ESP.
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Zeroing out FreeBSD swap space?

I'd like to zero-fill the partitions/slices in my FreeBSD VMs in order to provide for better compression for archival. For those partitions/slices with file systems the process is no problem for me to ...
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Understanding the relation between FreeBSD kernel configuration file and actual device

To my understanding, FreeBSD's kernel is configured via text files. Each kernel configuration entry is on a single line. Many entries also have comments set off with a hash mark. The GENERIC conf. ...
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Installation date and virtual status of the machine( For Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD)

How do I determine installation date (when the system was first booted) for Linux,Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD? Also, Is there any way to get the virtual status of the these machines (whether the ...
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My FreeBSD server busy rejecting sendmail relay

I'm on my BSD server and found my CPU usage at 98% for sendmail service. When I check the log file, I noticed that spammer trying to use a relay. And my server is busy rejecting thousands of request. ...
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Convert fnt to ttf?

Is there a way to convert the .fnt-files from from /usr/share/syscons/fonts to .ttf?
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FreeBSD “Fatal double fault” upon entering ZFS encryption password

I have just installed FreeBSD 10.1 Release i386 on a new computer. I pretty much used the standard installer defaults, except I chose ZFS, RAID-Z1, encryption, and encrypted swap, and I did not ...
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FreeBSD shared swap partition with linux

What to do, to run this commands before Archlinux calls swapon -a ? mkswap /dev/sdaX swapon /dev/sdaX Just in case, /dev/sdaX was created in FreeBSD 10.1 enviroment, as soon as FreeBSD doesn't ...
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FreeBSD: Can't load libphp5.so or read php files

I'm having a bit of a trouble configuring my apache server on freebsd. I installed apache24, php5 and php5 extensions, moved my files over to ./data. I made some changes to httpd.conf: LoadModule ...
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How to install and configure FreeBSD without internet access?

After installing FreeBSD we would like to use following commands to install additional packages. pkg pkg install nano pkg install xorg pkg install mate-desktop mate pkg install slim The above ...
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Deleted boot partition accidentally with gpart

I just typed gpart delete -i 1 ada0 when I was supposed to write gpart delete -i 1 ada1 and unfortunately typed reboot before I noticed my mistake. The disk ada0 had the default GPT layout that ...
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How can I fix an overlapped FreeBSD/UFS partition?

I have a Seagate 1TB Drive [ST1000LM010-9YH146] which had one FreeBSD slice and was formatted as UFS and mounted at /home on a pfsense box. While changing some hardware around, the drive was ...
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Chromium User Agent String on FreeBSD or OpenBSD

I'm in need of a recent Chromium user agent string from a FreeBSD or OpenBSD desktop with the default user agent string. I can only find Chrome useragent strings but no mention of Chromium. Other ...
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tmux refuses to split

I'm fairly new to tmux. I tried to google a solution but no luck. My problem is that after I (sucessfully) split my window vertically for the first time, the second attempt to split the window fails. ...
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virtio-kmod in /usr/ports not compatible; what do?

I try to install virtio-kmod in a freebsd guest. make in /usr/ports/emulators/virtio-kmod gives virtio-kmod--0.250249 not supported ${OSREL} (10.1). Ports-tree is up to date. Is that a bug or did I ...
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in freebsd add DHCP IP as an alias on top of statically configured IP to the same interface on console (not by config files)?

I need to find a way to configure an alias by DHCP but not touch statically configured IP of the same interface and have to do it all by console, not by editing some conf files. As far as know you ...
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Unable to scan networks with Ralink 5370 on FreeBSD 11

I got a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I installed on it FreeBSD 11-CURRENT using images provided at ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/arm/armv6/ISO-IMAGES/11.0/ Now I have an USB Wifi dongle ...
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How to detect Keyboard Function Keys in daemon (FreeBSD) [closed]

I am interested in writing a daemon that watches for raw key events so I can detect the F-keys on my keyboard and launch programs when they are pressed. How can I detect when these F-keys are pressed? ...
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FreeBSD pkg does not find any packages; where to start debuging

I installed the latest FreeBSD 11 snapshot on a RPI2. Installing/making a package from ports works fine. pkg upgrade works fine as well, but pkg search nano does not find any packages. I come ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files on RAID1 UFS provided by FreeNAS?

I have some files deleted on a RAID1 UFS filesystem provided by FreeNAS 8.3 p2. Is there any solution or software can help in this case?
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SSH connection refused. Error 61

So, I set up another FreeBSD server. Everything was ok until I tried to connect to it via my old FreeBSD. On connection it echoes: Unable to connect to relay host, errno=61 ...
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How can I install tomcat8 using openjdk8 in a FreeBSD jail?

I have a FreeBSD 10.1 machine. I want to install tomcat8 and openjdk8 in a jail. This jail will only be used for few web application, and I do not want to install the ports collection, nor the full ...
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what does elibc_FreeBSD mean in gentoo portage overlays?

I have a gentoo overlay which has been added to http://gpo.zugaina.org/. One of my ebuilds recMD5 now shows the use flag elibc_FreeBSD even though I didn't add it. I am also running into it for a ...
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ACLs and classic permissions

I'm trying to set up a git server on my FreeNAS server. The problem I have is with setting up the permissions for different users/groups just as I want. Basically I have two different groups: ...
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How do I include a port into FreeBSD distro?

I want to build my own FreeBSD installation media (an .iso file to burn on a DVD) with selected ports. What I mean is: I use a DVD to install new system, and after installing it I can (for example) ...
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What is FreeBSD equivalent of Linux /etc/gshadow?

FreeBSD version 9.0 I have here. It has /etc/passwd and /etc/group files as Linux does. I figured that Linux /etc/shadow corresponds to FreeBSD /etc/master.passwd. The open question is what FreeBSD ...
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Kernel routes not loaded to Quagga ospfd process (freeBSD)

I'm trying to redistribute kernel routes that are added using the route command. For example: route add -net 2.0.0.0/24 -interface em0 I'm using Quagga ospfd under pfsense to redistribute the ...
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ath0 wi-fi connection breaks

Can't hold wi-fi connection in hostapd mode. Sometimes it's good, sometimes not, yesterday all day wi-fi works, today no chance even to connect. % more /etc/rc.conf wlans_ath0="wlan0" ...
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Freebsd 10.1: X11 keyboard is english ,how to set to italian?

I'm on freebsd 10.1,keyboard of X11 start in english layout,i have edited this file /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?> <deviceinfo ...