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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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safely unmount samba share in freebsd

I've mounted a samba share on my Freebsd 8.2 server. I tried sudo umount -a -t cifs -l as suggested by a number of users on forums. But this gave me "illegal argument -l" error when I tried it. What'...
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What is “Localhost” binding in DNS forwarder in pfSense?

Trying to debug some network problems, I found that my DNS forwarder is configured in the following way: Although many entries stands for my WAN interfaces and LAN stands for LAN one, I don't ...
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How to make load balancing work from the pfSense box itself?

pdSense is a special distro of FreeBSD for routing. It supports limited multi WAN load balancing, i.e. it is possible to configure pfSense so that each next request will connect via different WAN ...
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What does it mean 10.171.10.1 --> 10.171.10.2 in openvpn-created interface?

I have installed OpenVPN server in FreeBSD and it created interface, visible by ifconfig: ovpns4: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 options=80000<...
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ext2 filesystem, files show up on one system but not another

I am in the process of converting my NAS from a D-Link DNS-321 running Alt-F. I formatted an external 3TB drive as ext2, and synced everything over to it. After that, I planned on putting the drives ...
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Move FreeBSD installation to smaller HDD [duplicate]

Good day! I have FreeBSD installation with next partitions: Now FreeBSD is installed in 500GB hard drive. I want to move it to 250GB hard drive. What is safest and correct way to do it? I'm afraid ...
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Multi-user permissions setup

I've been trying to figure out a good permissions scheme for my multi-user file server. I currently have about 5 users, each storing files in their home directory. These files are also being ...
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Enabling support for AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD

The question essentially is how to compile a program that uses AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD. I use FreeBSD 10.0 (64-bit). I am trying to compile the following code with -fsanitize=address flag: int ...
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Using an older version of Node and NPM on FreeBSD

I need to install an older version of NODE and NPM on freebsd to work with GHOST, a pretty cool blogging platform. I want to do this on my own system, preferably on a FreeBSD VM. The system is setup,...
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FreeNAS installation takes up the whole disk space

I'm very new to FreeBSD and I just installed the FreeNAS OS on a 1TB hard drive. After installing the OS, the remaining space on that specific disk seems not to available to be utilized as additional ...
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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 grub2-...
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pfctl - How to forward ip address in Mac OS Yosemite

How to forward all traffic to an external site 172.16.19.211:5001 to 127.0.0.1:5000 ? These docs have details about port forwarding but still ip forwarding is unclear. http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/...
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trouble installing Oracle Virtual Box Guest Addition in freeBSD 10.2

I am following a procedure on freeBSD wiki to install Guest Additions in freeBSD. pkg install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions I was able to install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions without ...
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Accessing ports on public IP from within a FreeBSD jail

In a FreeBSD 10 setup, I have a jail running the publicly accessible nginx web server and another jail for the Java backend server based on Jetty. Each jail has its own internal IP address 127.0.1.x ...
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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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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 ...