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Screen size in FreeBSD in VirtualBox

I am installing FreeBSD 10.0 on VirtualBox, and I can't figure out how to change the size of my screan, in the virtualbox? The freebsd in the virtualbox treats my screen like it's 1/4th the size of ...
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How to properly build a minimal FreeBSD kernel?

Is there any proper way to build a minimal kernel for FreeBSD? The FreeBSD Handbook has the lack of information about this. By default /boot/kernel directory has the pretty big size - around 450MB. I ...
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FreeBSD is not Unix. But its Unix-Like Unix. Where is then the main Unix to read the source code?

I want to really understand System V, the main origin of Unix (not Unix-like nor modified Unix to Linux). The main origin which is very confusing and not really with care its written somewhere. Is it ...
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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: ...
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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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How to install PyQT4 on FreeBSD?

I need to run an application that uses PyQT4 on FreeBSD 10. I searched ports, but could not identify any package for PYQT4. Which package will install this?
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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' ...
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FreeBSD disk decrypt/mount order

TL;DR — Is there a way to force certain GEOM encrypted drives to be attached and mounted before other drives are attached in FreeBSD 10.1? I have a machine running FreeBSD 10.1 with two drives for ...
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How to Pass High Resolution from GRUB2 to FreeBSD?

I boot FreeBSD-10-RELEASE from GRUB2. I have set up the GRUB2 boot menu to display very nicely at my laptop's max resolution of 1024x768x32. I know it's possible to pass this resolution to the boot ...
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Broadcom NIC support on FreeBSD 8.3

I'd like to know if the following network cards are supported: Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express dual port ethernet adapter Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express quad port ethernet adapter ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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How to find public ip for a freebsd system [duplicate]

Can someone tell me a command that will find my external ip for a freebsd 10 system.
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KDE4 PolicyKit backdoor(misconfiguration) (tested on FBSD10x,PCBSD, probably will work on linux)

recently found subj on FreeBSD 10.x out of the box (with KDE4): [user@fbsd10] /home/user% su Password: su: Sorry [user@fbsd10] /home/user% sudo csh Password: Sorry, user user is not allowed to ...
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darktable 1.6 in PC-BSD

Is darktable 1.6 in PC-BSD repositories available or when will it be? Or is it possible to install it from freebsd?
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Samba4 does not map computer accounts correctly

I am having a problem with a fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1 and Samba 4.1.13. I have a share definition created thusly: [database] path = /tank/shares/database writable ...
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installed teamspeak 3 on freebsd using portinstall but can't connect [closed]

I installed teamspeak 3 on freebsd 7 using portinstall. When i do service teamspeak status i see teamspeak is running but somehow I cannot connect to the server. did I miss something? I followed ...
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bmake error on Mandrive: “bmake: no system rules (sys.mk)”

I'm trying to use bmake to build OS161 on Mandriva. When I try to run bmake, I get the following error: bmake: no system rules (sys.mk) I get the same error, even when I run bmake -m ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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How to make man(1) use the entire terminal width?

I'm on FreeBSD, using a wide xterm with, say, 132 characters per line. When running $ man man the manual page is formatted to fit an 80 character per line terminal width. Is there a way to make the ...
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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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Fetch, authenticate, and download a post-install script on FreeBSD

I'm on a fresh FreeBSD install and want to download and run a post-install script from a private BitBucket repo. My fetch attempt returns an authentication error: ~# fetch ...
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cc1: warnings being treated as errors when compile FreeBSD 8.2 Release

I am trying to compile FreeBsd 8.2 RELEASE kernel # uname -a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #2: Sun May 18 00:07:10 PDT 2014 Build the kernel # pwd /usr/src # make buildkernel ... it ...
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Add FreeBSD to GRUB2 boot menu

I have Gentoo x64 installed with Grub2 on my MBR drive. Today I installed FreeBSD x64 9.2. Now I'm in Gentoo and trying to add FreeBSD to grub2 menu list. grub2-install /dev/sda os-prober ...
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Is there an easy way to rebuild all ports?

In the upgrade process for 10.1-RELEASE, I'm prompted with this: Installing updates... Completing this upgrade requires removing old shared object files. Please rebuild all installed 3rd party ...
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How to force FreeBSD to assign default router when acquiring IP in DHCP mode?

How to force FreeBSD to assign default router when acquiring IP in DHCP mode? My machines are FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE or RELEASE The NIC (respectively em0 or re0) is set to get a dynamic IP address. ...
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Why don't shell builtins have proper man pages?

All shell builtins share the same manual page: BUILTIN(1) BSD General Commands Manual BUILTIN(1) NAME builtin, ! etc. Then there is a little text describing ...
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FreeBSD Ethernet NIC driver not recognized

Intel Motherboard GA-H61N-D2V $ pciconf -l -v re0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor' device = 'Gigabit ...
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Reading FreeBSD UFS formatted external drive in Mac OS X

I have an external USB drive with backup files formatted in FreeBSD's UFS file system. When I plug it into a computer running Mac OS X 10.9.4, I cannot read the drive's contents, and I don't have ...
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Airport Extreme BCM4331 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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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?
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Executable Format in OS X vs Executable Format in FreeBSD

Mac OS X uses Mach-o executable format and FreeBSD Unix uses ELF executable format. OS X uses FreeBSD Unix, correct me if I'm wrong. Then why does the Executable format in OS X differ from that of ...
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tcsh alias for cd through path of a port after searching

Now I try to create an alias for this command: alias cdport 'cd `whereis \!^ | awk \'{print $2}\'`' Can't find any good examples of using more than 2 commands in a sequence. How to fix that ...
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FreeNAS versus a regular (CentOS/Ubuntu) linux server?

I'm looking to build a medium sized (6TB, mini ITX board) server for personal use. Most importantly, it will serve as a seedbox and will store a whole lot of data. I will be accessing the data over my ...
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Bridging/Sharing a networkable printer in freebsd

I'm trying to "bridge" a ricoh laser printer to the rest of my network with a freebsd box, I have some other services running on there, such as mediatomb and have been using it as a file/media server. ...
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Why is PC-BSD using software rendering instead of the nvidia driver?

I recently installed PCBSD 10.0 and upgraded it to PC-BSD 10.1 (which, while automatic, is a somewhat complex process due to the fact that it migrates AppCafe from PBI to PBIng). However, after the ...
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Total CPU usage and CPU usage under processes list is different in FreeBSD top implementation?

For some reason, overall CPU usage on my FreeBSD machine fluctuates between 1% and 85%, but the CPU usage in processes column never adds up to this amount. For example here the overall CPU usage is ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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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.
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Trap: can't su as root, can't change group to wheel, ssh as root prohibited

Is this a trap? I made these steps in FreeBSD 10: 1) ssh as root prohibited 2) logged as user 3) su as root 4) as root chsh changed name of user "user" to "luser" 5) exit from ...
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Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?

I have read many articles that say the official shell in FreeBSD is tcsh, and in Debian, its dash. However, when I either echo $shell (FreeBSD) or env in Debian, it says that the shell is csh in the ...
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“File unavailable (eg, file not found, no access)” while installing flashplugin from FreeBDS ftp site

I tried with this tutorial: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html but an error occurs in this part: /usr/ports/www/linux-f10-flashplugin11 # make install clean ... fetch: ...
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FreeBSD - delete a partially installed gnome2?

I've been trying to compile x11/gnome2 under FreeBSD 10.0-REL, but have been running into all sorts of issues. Eventually I found things indicating that gnome2 is no longer really supported, and that ...
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FreeBSD 10: CARP & LAGG interface incorrectly chooses state

I'm having an issue with my CARP configuration on a pair of FreeBSD 10 servers acting as NAS units. I'm using CARP so that the servers share a virtual IP with the goal of making failover somewhat ...
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FreeBSD and StrongSwan routing issue

Good day, gentlemen. I have recently faced a problem when a device connected to the FreeBSD server via StrongSwan can't route outside its subnet. Let me explain in details: FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, ...
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Why is FreeBSD deprecating GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM?

So I was surfing the net and stumbled upon this article. It basically states that FreeBSD, starting from Version 10 and above will deprecate GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM. From what I have seen around ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint and Unix (FreeBSD)?

Currently i am using Linux mint 17 currently i am using FreeBSD on Virtual machine but now i want to dual boot Freebsd and Linux How can i dual boot linux mint 17 and freeBSD 10 ?
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Installing XBMC and X server on FreeBSD

I couldn't find how to install X server and XBMC on FreeNAS. So without any opinion if it's good or not, what are the steps to do it?
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Cyrus create mail box gives error permissions denied

On freebsd91 64 bit i installed exim as mta and cyrus as imap server. I use saslpasswd2 root cyradmin -user root localhost localhost> cm INBOX.Sent It gives permissions denied error. In my ...
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“no such user” but user is in passwd file

Looking at the files in /etc/: /etc/group:lbutler:*:1005: /etc/master.passwd:lbutler:$6$s..../:1005:1005::0:0:L Butler:/home/lbutler:/bin/bash /etc/passwd:lbutler:*:1005:1005:L ...