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Set Default Boot Device for XServe in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Where does Mac OS X come from?

Discussing with Mac owners, I got several versions of where Mac OS X comes from. It is known to have some root in BSD, but how much, and where? Some say that Mac OS X has a FreeBSD kernel, with all ...
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Comparing ping times in FreeBSD sh

How can I strip the time from a ping return? For example: 64 bytes from 10.3.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=63 time=2.610 ms I want to grab the value after time= and pass it to a test like: if time>=50.0; ...
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FreeBSD optional components deinstall

How deinstall optional components world/games, world/doc etc.?
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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Connecting to WPA network in FreeBSD

For whatever reason I am having a very annoying time just trying to connect to a network in FreeBSD. So the question is how would someone manually connect to a wireless WPA network in FreeBSD 11.0? ...
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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature

I'm using a laptop with bad cooling system, so my CPU sometimes hits very high temperature, and linux kernel is able to throttle cpu clock to cool it as I can see in dmesg: [22612.245243] CPU3: Core ...
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Host to Jail networking with vimage

I've got iocage jails with vnet=on (vimage virtualized networking) I've got a bridge1 with several jails' interfaces as members (vnet1:1, vnet1:2, etc) these can pass packets between each other. ...
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Hide where I'm sshing to?

I'm connected to a public FreeBSD system, and I want to be able to connect to other servers without disclosing (via w and alike) where I'm connecting to, how can I achieve this?
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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Mount iSCSI Partitions Automatically at Boot on FreeBSD 10

I have a FreeBSD 10.2 server that I mount iSCSI drives to. I would like to have those drives mounted automatically in fstab so that they are persistent across reboots. If I execute the command ...
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Mount iSCSI ext2 Linux Partition on FreeBSD 10.2

I decided to switch from CentOS to FreeBSD 10 after I had a really good experience installing it on a Xserve G4 (PowerPC, that's a story for another day if anyone is interested). Anyway, my CentOS ...
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FreeNAS 9.2: install FreeBSD packages

I have installed FreeNAS 9.2amd64 (based on the same FreeBSD version) on a VirtualBox VM. I created users and pool/volume for my data. In anticipation of installing ...
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enable networking inside a freebsd jail

So I'm mostly a linux newbie itself. Let alone freebsd, so please bear with me. I just need some very basic clues to get this to work. I use FreeBSD 9.1 64-bit from the list here. On my freebsd ...
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FreeBSD - No internet connection inside jail

I am currently trying to set up a server on FreeBSD. I want to create jails with ezjails according to the handbook. I am following the example to install BIND inside a jail but I am stuck at the ...
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Linux Source Routing, Strong End System Model / Strong Host Model?

Can a multihomed Linux machine implement a true Strong ES Model? Specific Use Case I have a system with five different interfaces, each connected to the same subnet, thus the same gateway to the ...
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Dell Workstation t7910 and FreeBSD

I want to install FreeBSD on a Dell Workstation t7910. This workstation has a nVidia Quadro graphics card and two Xenon processors. Would FreeBSD recognize the hardware on a Dell Workstation t7910?
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ezjail: update problems

I'm having problems whenever I try to update my ezjail baseball on FreeSDB 10. I'm on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p11 and ezjail v3.4.2 The jails show the right version inside but the update progress ...
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alternative approach for selective deletes from rsnapshot tree with find?

I'm looking for a generalizable solution to this problem, 'cause I'm sure it will come up again. I have a client that does medical research. Periodically we have to remove the datasets provided by ...
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Why does SSH server say, “authorized_keys is not a regular file”?

I've been trying to configure the login with a key generated from puttygen so I can disable password authentication. I saved a private key from puttygen and copied the public part to my ...
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cabal update causes segmentation fault on FreeBSD 10.2

I have installed FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE 32-bit and I am trying to use Haskell on it. I have installed package ghc-7.10.2 with pkg and then installed package hs-cabal-install-1.22.6.0 from ...
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How to mount /boot from LiveCD (FreeBSD 11 ZFS)

FreeBSD 11 (current) with ZFS I can mount zroot with zpool import -fR /mnt zroot but /mnt/boot is empty (and it's even not a directory) I need to edit loader.conf, how can I do it?
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Does FreeBSD contain non-free software in its base?

I mean binary blobs compiled by third parties. Additionally if you do pkg install, are there non-free packages considered by default?
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FreeBSD 10.2 - Is three-way HAST replication possible?

I have a pair of FreeBSD 10.2 servers using HAST to keep a volume replicated between them. I'm introducing two new storage nodes that have much newer hardware and will eventually replace the existing ...
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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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FreeBSD pkg does not find any packages; where to start debugging

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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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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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" ...
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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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FreeBSD Selenium PhantomJS - Can not connect to the Service

i am stuck to run PhantomJS with selenium. So i have prepared a FreeBSD Jail and installed phantomjs via ports. whereis phantomjs > phantomjs: /usr/local/bin/phantomjs /usr/ports/lang/phantomjs ...
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Can't use #!/bin/sh (: not found) [duplicate]

I was trying to run a few scripts but I came across this error: : No such file or directory I'm using #!/bin/sh to run it, already tried with bash but no luck. Heres my script: #!/bin/sh ...
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Kolab on FreeBSD

I want to install Kolab on FreeBSD 10. It seems there are no precompiled packages available, so I have to compile from source. On Kolab's Git server the latest Kolab server available is version 2.3.4 ...
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BSD sed: Replace only the Nth occurrence of a pattern

Using BSD sed; How can I perform the following substitution?: Before: hello hello hello hello hello hello After: hello world hello hello hello hello In other words; how can I replace only the ...
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FreeBSD: using python3 in uwsgi instead of python2

I have a server with FreeBSD 10.1 installed. I want to deploy a Django site on it using uwsgi+nginx+python3 and got some problems. The site was written for python3, I installed python3.4 then python3 ...
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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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List all devices connected, FreeBSD

What's the FreeBSD variant of Linux's lsblk and blkid? I want something that provides the same sort of information as lsblk does in the example below: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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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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working netgraph configuration for ipfw and ng_bpf on FreeBSD

I'm trying to get a raw BPF bytecode packet filter working on FreeBSD using a combination of ipfw with ng_ipfw, ng_bpf and ng_tag. However none of the documentation or presentations I can find ...
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USB automount call another x-session

I have FreeBSD 10.2 installed with Openbox as wm. When I put flash drive in USB new instance of openbox starts automaticaly. I don't undestand why. /etc/rc.conf # Hostname hostname="dark" ...
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Cross compile ports freebsd 11

I want to make cross compile environment for raspberrypi. Now I have VM with qemu-arm based cross compilation environment (based on this article), and it is VERY SLOW. I think that native i386 ...
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FreeBSD equivalent of Linux's “xt_bpf” filtering module

In Linux 3.9 there's a packet filter module called xt_bpf that can take compiled BPF bytecode and use it directly in an iptables rule. Is there any equivalent for FreeBSD's ipfw system?
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pfSense: What package may I install for the `make` command?

I am new to BSD, and have installed pfSense (FreeBSD based) in order to test it and learn. The first thing I wanna do is installing some undetected network card (Silicom PXG6BPi) driver, but it ...
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FreeBSD: How can I install kernel sources for 10.2-STABLE version?

Lots of articles and posts on internet tell how to install the kernel sources for FreeBSD x-RELEASE versions, but none of them for X-STABLE. For example, my FreeBSD version is 10.2-STABLE. How can ...
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pfsense: Network freezes when squid service started in bridge mode

We are using pfsense firewall in bridge mode. When squid service with Transparent proxy option is started the network freezes. On routing mode, squid works pretty well. Squid setup is as below: ...
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copied a folder - getting different used space on destination (using FreeBSD and UFS)

So I'm trying to backup a folder with subfolders to another disk and it won't fit. I used rsync -aiv --delete /mysrc /mydest There are no links (symlinks or hardlinks) of any sorts on the source. ...
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How to disable daily run output email?

How to disable daily run output email from "Charlie &"? Googled couple of pages, but there is no clear answer. I use ssmtp instead of sendmail
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Symlink files to mirrored directory tree

I'm attempting to symlink files to a mirrored directory tree. Both directories (source and desired destination of symlinks) are on separate mountpoints inside a FreeBSD jail. Source directory: ...
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FreeBSD 10.2 unable to find package

When checking the ports website I find a package for btsync. https://freshports.org/net-p2p/btsync When I try to install via pkg install btsync pkg is unable to find it sudo pkg install btsync ...