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How can I alter my Xorg config file to fix the screen distortion I am experiencing?

I have a system running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p2 with an LCD display attached capable of running at a native resolution of 1600 x 900. I have configured Xorg the way I think it should work, however the ...
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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 ...
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FreeBSD based routers

I am looking for a FreeBSD based wireless router to hack around it and also use it at home. I saw some listed on www.bsdrouter.org but those seem outdated. Can someone point me to such a ...
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Is there an in-memory compressed swap facility (like Compcache) for FreeBSD?

Is there anything like CompCache for FreeBSD?
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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Allowed and safe characters for ZFS filesystem in FreeBSD

Which characters are allowed and safe for ZFS file system name? Are this characters only ASCII or UTF-8 is supported? '@' is not allowed because it is reserved for snapshots. PS: I play with FreeBSD ...
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mount freebsd slice partition under linux

I have under linux: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /filename.img * 63 1007999 503968+ a5 FreeBsd Under above partition i have two ...
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Install r5u87x on FreeBSD

I need to install Ricoh r5u87x webcam loader on FreeBSD, because it solve not suspending in unix/linux boxes on my vaio laptop as I try it in UBUNTU, but the loader is simply for Linux, I think. Is ...
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How can I upgrade a package recursively in Arch Linux?

Is there any equivalent to FreeBSD's portupgrade -R in Arch Linux? From man portupgrade: -R --upward-recursive Act on all those packages required by the given ...
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Worrisome HD related messages after power outage

Had a power outage two weeks ago on my BSD server that my UPS decided then was a good time to fail. Just fired it up this evening only to have the following errors show during what I would assume is ...
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Letting NFS through a FreeBSD PF firewall

I'm trying to configure my firewall (PF) on FreeBSD to let NFS traffic through. I know that NFS uses both TCP and UDP to connect to the client along with a bunch of daemons that use random port ...
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static ip to a freebsd server

I have Comcast cable <====> modem <===> router <===> freebsd server My freebsd server is connected to wireless router via a network cable. What I want to do is, to have a static ...
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Hidden directory in samba share

I'm using freenas and have a samba share that I'm accessing from a windows machine. When I browse to the share I can view all directories except one ("ProblemDirectory" below). I can navigate to this ...
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How to debug SSH port forwarding

This is an extension to ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere I tried things mentioned there but I am not able to ssh to my machine. Netgear router settings for port forwarding: ...
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How to startup FreeBSD in console mode

I have recently installed a VMware image of FreeBSD, although when I boot up I get the message: Welcome to DesktopBSD, select from the following options: http://i.imgur.com/VWahL.gif The trouble is ...
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FreeBSD installed package location

I installed Unrealircd on FreeBSD via the sysinstall utility. I cannot seem to find the location where it was installed. How can I find the default location of installed packages? Edit: I found the ...
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setting up an IRC server on freebsd

ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere In continuation to what I've been trying to do, I want to setup an IRC chat server on my freebsd box at home so friends can join that server ...
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ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere

http://serverfault.com/questions/303937/how-to-make-freebsd-box-accessible-from-internet I want to understand this whole process of port forwarding. I read so many things but failing to understand ...
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Cannot get startX / Xorg to work on freeBSD 8.1

I am following this link for Xorg configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 After this step: Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro I can see the screen and mouse is also working but I cannot exit out of it any ...
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Installing FreeBSD from USB-Stick boots but later can't find the USB-Stick

When trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 from USB memory stick the kernel boots from the USB-Stick and the installer menus work and let me partition and everything. However when it comes to actually ...
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TWAIN API support on FreeBSD

Does FreeBSD support in any way the TWAIN API? If not, what is the API that could be used to read data from imaging devices (webcams) - preferably in a portable way.
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Find FreeBSD ports that depend on another port

I have a headless FreeBSD server where some port has installed tons of X11-related packages. I would like to find out what these ports are so I can get rid of the unwanted X-related packages. Is there ...
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Doing actions on a list from the shell

I have a list of packages I want to deinstall. The deinstaller program pkg_deinstall doesn't take a list of packages as parameter to deinstall. How would I deinstall from the list (like a foreach ...
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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD

I have a monospace .ttf font I really like (UbuntuBeta Mono). Is there any way I can use it (or convert first and then use, if needed) for the console in freeBSD? I know there is ...
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Set up Grub2 to boot Freebsd using either Ubuntu tools or LiveUSB to find what partitions?

I currently have Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) installed on my computer. I also made a FreeBSD liveUSB (or installer, not sure; just dded their .img to the USB stick) and installed it without ...
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Bash: `-su: $*: unbound variable` with `set -u`

This is a FreeBSD 7.x system running GNU bash version 4.0. In Bash, the set -u option can force a shell to print an error if it encounters an unset variable, like this: $ set -u $ echo $THISISUNSET ...
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freebsd make install openjdk6

I am having problem installing openjdk6 using ports using the make install clean commands. The error I got is: /usr/ports/java/openjdk6/work/build/bsd-i586-debug-fastdebug/j2sdk-image: No such ...
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How to find if hyperthreading is enabled on FreeBSD

Is it possible to find out if hyperthreading is enabled within the BSD kernel of a given machine without watching the boot up sequence?
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Routing Tables: What is the effect of the RTF_IFSCOPE flag?

(Related to this question I posted a while ago on apple.stackexchange.) What is the difference between the following two routing table entries: default E.F.G.H UGSc 0 ...
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How to secure CentOS and FreeBSD by disabling USB ports and VGA output on-site?

Is it possible to disable USB ports and CDRom and VGA output in the Dell R310 from CentOS or FreeBSD (without BIOS)? A demo server is running in a customer test laboratory, where they can simply get ...
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How to mount a USB stick in FreeBSD?

I am running a FreeNAS (FreeBSD version) on a DELL R310, but when I connect a USB stick it does not automatically get mounted. The same stick does get automatically mounted in CentOS/Fedora. How do I ...
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Which FreeBSD version or ISO for Dell R310?

When I try to install FreeBSD I always get confused as to which iso is the correct one for Rack mounted servers. In their download choices, there are too many versions of FreeBSD Which one is the ...
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FreeBSD: How to install Django with mod_wsgi?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to mess around with Django and I want a working setup on my freebsd system. My understanding is I need to install python, apache, mod_wsgi, and django. The ...
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Test FTP Username and Password

I'm working on a program that involves uploading some files via FTP. However, I'd like to abort the process if the username and password given by the user are incorrect. Is there any way to "test" if ...
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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 ...
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Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux? [closed]

Why would someone choose FreeBSD over Linux? What are the advantages of FreeBSD compared to Linux? (My shared hosting provider uses FreeBSD.)
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Changing owner of NAS drive

I have setup a Freenas system that I would like to mount on my Ubuntu Desktop. Freenas is configured with cifs service. When I open the freenas server in nautilus smb://freenas/homenas/ I can create ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required (this should be ...
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How to change a *.tbz's +INSTALL file, and repack the package in FreeBSD, without installing the package

I am running on FreeBSD 8.2, I have a device that will run NanoBSD 7.4. To install packages for nanobsd, you put them in /usr/src/tools/tools/nanobsd/Pkg, and uncomment the line in your config. I ...
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BTX loader manual

I Can't find any good manual/reference about BTX bootloader integrated into FreeBSD. Especially I would like to know: if it's functionality resembles GRUB 2. For example, if it can boot OS other ...
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How to block outgoing connections from process/user on FreeBSD?

My server executes third party software which processes user submitted files. I want to block outgoing connections from my process. How can I do it in FreeBSD?
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FreeBSD: Mixing packages and ports?

I would like to build the newest port of Firefox (version 4.0.1,1). I currently have the package version installed (3.6.13). How well does the packages/port system handle mixing ports and packages? ...
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Unique hardware signatures in BSD?

What unique hardware signatures can you get from, for example, a FreeBSD system? I am right now using the ethernet mac address (getifaddrs(3)) but as we all know this can easily be changed with ...
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Failed to boot a fresh FreeBSD 8.2 installation on an Intel SS4200-EHW

I've installed FreeBSD on an Intel SS4200-EHW which has four hard disks and a flash DOM (Disk On Module) disk through an IDE interface. I want to install FreeBSD on the Flash DOM. In order to get the ...
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Is there any PF log parser for FreeBSD

I am runing FreeBSD 8 stable with PF as firewall, I am looking for any tool for parsing PF log's.
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[FreeBSD] rc.conf, loader.conf vs static kernel linking

I'm curious: What, exactly are the benefits to statically linking modules into the kernel rather than loading through rc.conf, etc? For example: To add linux emulation, I could add ...
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First FreeBSD install. Is there anything I should know about differences between Linux and BSD?

I want to install FreeBSD today on a spare HDD I have lying around. I'd like to give it a trial run, learn a few things, and if it suits me I'll replace my current Ubuntu 10.10 'server/NAS/encoding ...
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best BSD distro for Desktop PCs? [closed]

I want to know if the bsd distros are for the desktop usage at all If yes; What is the Best bsd distro for desktop usage some thing like ubuntu linux which is easy to use and good GUI management ...
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Find the DVD-ROM path in FreeBSD

I do not know the path of my DVD-ROM and also my external hard drive to mount them in FreeBSD using the mount command. What command should I use to find their path?