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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 ...
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FreeBSD: Include logwatch output in periodic

I'm running several Jails with HTTP and mail servers. I would like to get emails if mails get rejected, the queue fills up or HTTP servers throw errors. Those outputs should be included in the ...
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FreeBSD - slow remote mysql

I have classic webhosting and VPS with FreeBSD. The website is on webhosting and mysql server is on VPS. When I try to remotely connect from webhosting to mysql server, page is loading very very slow ...
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Netstat Listen Queues

What information can I gather from netstat listen queues? Looking at the man page I can see that using "-L" in netstat it shows me the size of listen queues. It tells me information about each ...
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setuid.today date format changed after FreeBSD 10.2 update

My setuid.today has a different date format than setuid.yesterday: setuid.today (German localization?) 3 Dez setuid.yesterday Dec 3 I'm getting emails with the diff reports every day. I guess ...
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NTP works but clock is not the same

I'm trying to sync multiple machines (9 machines that are cloned from one machine so they have exactly same config) on a LAN using NTP. All machines are running FreeBSD 10.2 on VirtualBox with Ubuntu ...
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FreeBSD jails - Nginx, PHP-FPM, Wordpress - Share folder between jails (read-only)

Question I want to seperate PHP (PHP-FPM) and Nginx into different jails. One jail with Nginx, and one with PHP-FPM / PHP / Wordpress. Nginx is good at serving static assets, so I would like to ...
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FreeBSD complains “invalid partition table”—still boots

I've recently installed FreeBSD 10 on my Dell Precision M4800 with ZFS as the root file system. The operating system is installed on an mSATA SSD, a 2½″-HDD is installed, too. On startup, the system ...
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Can't connect from OSX to FreeBSD with mosh [closed]

I've installed mosh on my laptop using Macports and on my FreeBSD server using ports. Whenever I try to connect to my server I get the following error: Password for xxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx.xx: zsh:1: ...
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Installing FreeBSD in VirtualBox aborts unexpectedly

I have tried installing FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso into VirtualBox 3 times already today (each time starting from a fresh creation of a VM) and right when I'm about to Exit (Apply ...
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How to allow unauthenticated logins over ssh on FreeBSD?

I created an account ckurs on my FreeBSD 10 workstation. This account uses a custom shell-script as a login-shell that attaches the user to a tmux-session in read-only mode. I have sufficiently ...
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NFS client much more inbound traffic than outbound? Why?

I have a debian box that acts as a NFS server: Debian 8 server settings: $ apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common #/etc/fstab /dev/disk/by-uuid/6e7815a5-cd91-450c-8e83-479f732ecd87 ...
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How to install portmaster on FreeBSD?

I'm trying to install portmaster on FreeBSD but I get an error about the port format: root@freebsd:/usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portmaster # make install clean ===> portmaster-3.17.8_1 pkg(8) must be ...
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How to pass an HTTPS scheme request to a proxy without using a CONNECT tunnel on FreeBSD?

The client (C) pass through a proxy (P) to contact a server (S): A --http--> P --https--> S I need the proxy to be able to investigate the request content, for this I see two options: SSL ...
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FreeBSD create user without utility?

I have a user that I created via the pw utility on FreeBSD. The full command I used was: pw add user example -s /usr/local/scripts/example.sh -w none The user can login as example without requiring ...
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How to boot FreeBSD 10.2 on a MacBook Pro 7,2?

Objective Obtain a full installation of FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE on a MacBookPro 7,2. Hardware Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 3Mb L2 Cache, 4Gb Memory, NVidia MCP89 AHCI SATA controller. What has been ...
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FreeBSD 10 trace disk activity

Is there any way to find some process which is periodically writing to disk (according to hdd led) on FreeBSD 10 with ZFS (maybe turn ZFS into verbose logging mode)? lsof and other instantly ...
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FreeBSD: adding ip alias to interface breaks network on primary ip

I am trying to add an alias to my network card (I would like to use jails) on my FreeBSD box. It is running version 10.2-RELEASE-p7 (generic amd64 kernel). The machine is running in a Hyper-V virtual ...
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How to distinguish ZFS pool from mounts?

I'd like to zerofill all free space in partitions inside a FreeBSD virtual machine. The virtual machine contains a 512K boot freebsd-boot type slice (hope I got the terminology right here), followed ...