FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via BSD UNIX.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
2 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

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) ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ] | ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
590 views

Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
2
votes
2answers
538 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
47 views

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 ...
18
votes
1answer
12k views

Linux LXC vs FreeBSD jail

Are there any notable differences between LXC (Linux containers) and FreeBSD's jails in terms of security, stability & performance? On first look, both approaches look very similar.
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
618 views

What is causing a pause during the system device probe?

I am running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. During the boot device probe there is a two-times 30 second pause. The output relevant to this is # dmesg ... (aprobe0:ata0:0:1:0): ATAPI_IDENTIFY. ACB: a1 00 00 ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

How do you install the FreeBSD10 kernel sources?

I am trying to run an update of freebsd10 and I am being asked for the kernel sources ===>>> Launching child to update lsof-4.89.b,8 to lsof-4.89.d,8 ===>>> All >> ...
5
votes
2answers
310 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
629 views

Which virtual machine image for installing FreeBSD?

The FreeBSD download page offers links to Virtual Machine Images, including one link for AMD64. That AMD64 folder offers three files: FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64.raw.xz ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
790 views

How do I make use of unused space on my boot drive on FreeBSD

I have an old FreeBSD Server (running 7.3-RELEASE) that desperately needs additional storage. In fact, it has some-- the original 20G SCSI drives have been replaced by 300G SCSI drives, so in theory ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

NAT and source IP filtering in PF, using OpenBSD >= 4.7

I just read a book about PF (The Book Of PF, No Starch), but there's one question not answered by it. If I have a gateway machine using two interfaces, $int_if and $ext_if, and I NAT the packages ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to install PostgreSQL 9.3 in FreeBSD jail?

I configured virtual NICS using pf, and a jail for FreeBSD using qjail create pgsql-jail 192.168.0.3. When I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.3 using port collection, it shows strange message at first. ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Howto fix my PHP install on FreeBSD using pkg

I've been messing around with pkg install, installing / removing both php5-5.4.29 and php55-5.5.13. But when I run php from the command line, it will give me an error like this: PHP Warning: PHP ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
100 views

run FreeBSD 10 (as guest) under Xen on Linux

I have my Linux/Debian/Sid amd64 (with i7 3770K, 16Gb RAM, 1 SSD + 2 hard disks) PC with xen (notably I have installed a package xen-linux-system-amd64), so sudo xen list Name ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
57 views

What does the “first Ethernet card” mean in the BSD world?

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-routing.html The designation link#1 refers to the first Ethernet card in the machine. Question: what does the "first Ethernet card" mean? How to ...
1
vote
1answer
750 views

VirtualBox Hangs when installing freebsd 9.0

When installing Freebsd 9.0 as virtualbox guest, it hangs. Freezes the guest OS, other VirtualBox windows works fine. Logs attached, hardware is pentium D, 4 GB ram, Asus p5ld2 deluxe mainboard, OS - ...
0
votes
1answer
664 views

FreeBSD package installation offline

I am trying to learn FreeBSD and have been trying to install xorg-minimal, gedit and libreoffice offline for a couple of weeks now (read manual) and just keep going around in circles. It is a new ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

Why can't I enable Transmission on FreeNAS 9.2? I keep getting an error

I have installed the plugin correctly, but every time I try and start it either using service transmission start, or trying to flip the on switch from the plugins page, I get this error: ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
605 views

Freebsd equivalent build-essential

I'm already familiar with Debian and Ubuntu. At the moment I'm fiddling around with FreeBSD on a server, after installing it I'm wondering what the best way would be to install the 'essential' ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
29 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
698 views

Network fail on FreeBSD: Ping to router fails, but router believes computer is connected

I have a TP-Link TL-WN851N wireless adapter, which is based on an Atheros device. When I attempt to connect to my WPA2 wireless network, ifconfig wlan0 tells me that the connection is 'associated'. My ...
1
vote
3answers
843 views

NFS mount fails at boot time

I have the following in /etc/fstab on FreeBSD: venture:/usr/redacted /usr/local/redacted nfs rw 0 0 This fails during boot. However, after boot, the following command succeeds ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
809 views

How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
0
votes
2answers
80 views

Convert fnt to ttf?

Is there a way to convert the .fnt-files from from /usr/share/syscons/fonts to .ttf?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Configuring Apache 2.4 for CGI on FreeBSD

I am trying to run CGI on FreeBSD 9.2. I installed Apache 4.2 (pkg install apache42) Configured it to load CGI module. Also, I did chmod a+x on files in cgi-bin directory. And when I connect to ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

How can I increase resolution on GhostBSD?

I installed GhostBSD on VMWarePlayer, but when I try to change the resolution the higher option available is 1248 px, and I need a bigger one (1366 x 768). Can someone please help me?
2
votes
1answer
445 views

Restart specific racoon tunnel

I have several gif* interfaces on my FreeBSD box. They are representing tunnels, encrypted using racoon+ipsec. If, at some moment, one of the tunnels hangs up, I am forced to reset racoon this way: ...
3
votes
1answer
65 views

TCP Westwood implementation available?

Is there a way to install TCP Westwood congestion control algorithm module for FreeBSD? If not, maybe there's a source code available that could be compiled into a loadable Kernel module? Thank you ...
0
votes
0answers
259 views

freebsd system freeze

For the past week or so, some of my FreeBSD servers intermittently freeze, meaning that their normal network services stop responding. IPMI over the same network continues to work on these frozen ...