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How to change Squid service UID in FreeBSD?

Strangely enough, it appears that Squid cannot start if the squid user is not affected to the UID 100. When trying to use another PID, the service systematically fails to start with the following ...
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Is the (Free)BSD Codebase ANSI Compliant?

Google does not seem to shed any light on this topic - But the question is quite simple: Is the FreeBSD (Or any BSD) CodeBase ANSI (c89) Compliant, or does it use c99, c11 or non-standard features ...
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how to configure VirtualBox-5.0 host key and ctrl-c settings?

I'm new to VirtualBox, my platform is Fedora23 (host), VirtualBox-5.0, FreeBSD 10.2 (guest). I really don't know why I cannot use Ctrl in VirtualBox guests. (1) After switched the "get out of guest" ...
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FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup

I'm new to FreeBSD, it's working fine one my Laptop. Only problem is, that my wifi device isn't in ifconfig so I can't use it. I tried a lot of reading but I couldn't get it to work. How can I get my ...
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How To create a FreeBSD 10 bootable USB?

Currently I am Using Linux Mint 17 and I want to dual boot FreeBSD and Linux Mint 17. How can I create Bootable USB for FreeBSD 10? I tried Unetbootin, Image writer and powerISO but it's not working....
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Boot from GhostBSD iso partition with grub

I have downloaded an ISO image of GhostBSD, now it can be burned on to a usb and can be directly booted from it. However I would like to burn it on to a partition of my hard disk and boot from it ...
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PC-BSD command line approaches to sleep (suspend to RAM) and hibernate (suspend to disk)

Background Lumina offers a Suspend option, which works. KDE Plasma 4 offers Sleep and Hibernate options, neither of which work. As suspend to RAM can work with Lumina, so I'd like to try the same ...
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How to “at now” on FreeBSD?

Is there a way to run at immediately on FreeBSD? On Ubuntu, when I run a script with "at now" it runs immediately. With FreeBSD, there is a delay because at is running through crontab. Default is 5m. ...
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Cannot install PC BSD

Currently I am using Ubuntu. I wanted to try PC BSD so downloaded 10.2. On trying to install it on a separate primary partition(so that I can dual-boot) I am getting the following error. Do anyone ...
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State of ZFS xattr support in FreeBSD

I'm trying to work out whether or not, or rather to what extend, xattrs are supported in FreeBSD using ZFS. I've read some conflicting information. zfs get xattr lists it as on (default) for /, /usr ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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ownCloud permissions wrong

I've got ownCloud running in a FreeNAS jail and it worked flawlessly until I rebooted the system. Now I get an error saying: The datadirectory (/media) is readable for other users. Change the ...
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FreeBSD - UFS equivalent of ZFS command

I'm trying to configure jails with this tutorial. Since I don't want to use ZFS, could anyone tell me the UFS equivalent of zfs create -o mountpoint=/local/jails zpool/jails chmod 700 /local/jails &...
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Do I need to write man pages for C library?

I wrote a small C library for Linux and FreeBSD, and I'm going to write the documentation for it. I tried to learn more about creating man pages and not found the instructions or descriptions of best ...
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Error Installing FreeBSD “Unaligned pcb_user_save area”

When trying to install FreeBSD, I am hitting a kernel panic which I will paste below. This occurs just after the installer menu appears and it auto selects "multi-user mode" (I have also tried booting ...
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What is each group's permissions, and what is the “ranking” of each group (most privileged to least)?

My question is basically the title, but for further clarification with the ranking part, I'm asking about who inherits permissions from who, along with any additional permissions for the group as well?...
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How do I set a script that it will run on start up in FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 9 and I want to make a script that will check if an Ethernet cable is connected, and if so, connects to it. I want to set it so that it runs whenever the machine starts up, or ...
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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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Create binary package without ports?

I am trying to build a binary package on freebsd. All the guides which i am finding are saying basically to build binary package from already installed software using ports. What i am searching for a ...
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fdisk: could not detect sector size of USB hard disk on FreeBSD

I have an NTFS formatted USB hard disk that works fine (mounts and unmounts cleanly) on my windows desktop. I can't however seem to mount it on my freebsd box at all. Stripping this back to the ...
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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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Isolating all audio for a specific user account with Pulseaudio

I've done some Googling on this subject, and looked around on Stack Exchange, but I haven't yet found a question canonically similar to mine. If this is the wrong section of Stack Exchange to ask this ...
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Logrotate maually on FreeBSD 8

I am able to rotate any log file manually via logroatate like this: logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.d/my-hourly-file I want to know how to perform the same action on FreeBSD 8? My investigation shows ...
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HAST sync complete FreeBSD 10.2

The handbook says: Check the status line in the output. If it says degraded, something is wrong with the configuration file. It should say complete on each node, meaning that the synchronization ...
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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 apache/mysql-server/php5/php-...
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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 doesn'...
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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 .ssh/...
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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 /usr/ports/...
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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 ...