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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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How to find if hyperthreading is enabled on FreeBSD

Is it possible to find out if hyperthreading is enabled within the BSD kernel of a given machine without watching the boot up sequence?
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Failed to boot a fresh FreeBSD 8.2 installation on an Intel SS4200-EHW

I've installed FreeBSD on an Intel SS4200-EHW which has four hard disks and a flash DOM (Disk On Module) disk through an IDE interface. I want to install FreeBSD on the Flash DOM. In order to get the ...
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RealTek 8101E ethernet card or similar doesn't work on FreeBSD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my netbook using an usb sitck but I'm running into a major problem, my ethernet card doesn't work. ifconfig -a only returns me lo0 … but dmesg | grep re0 ...
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Invalid greeting from server

I'm trying to csup and i'm getting "Invalid greeting from server" su-3.2# /usr/bin/csup -z -h cvsup.freebsd.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile Connected to 72.233.193.64 Invalid greeting ...
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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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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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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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PC-BSD PBI, what reasons made it to be scrapped?

What are the detailed specific technical/organizational reasons that the PC-BSD team faced that ultimately lead them to scrap PBI and return to ports? Was because of the difficulties compiling and ...
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Understanding the relation between FreeBSD kernel configuration file and actual device

To my understanding, FreeBSD's kernel is configured via text files. Each kernel configuration entry is on a single line. Many entries also have comments set off with a hash mark. The GENERIC conf. ...
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FreeBSD shared swap partition with Linux

What must I do, to run these commands before Arch Linux calls swapon -a? mkswap /dev/sdaX swapon /dev/sdaX Just in case it matters, /dev/sdaX was created in FreeBSD 10.1 environment, as soon as ...
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Passing automount options in FreeBSD

I seem to be unable to automount nfsv4 shares in FreeBSD 10.1. All of my mounting information is stored in an LDAP database and the shares are on a NFSv4 server. I've gotten the mapping right so ...
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FreeBSD bootloader won't boot from the correct pool

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a system which has two ZFS pools, and which boots from an other hard disk, which contains only the bootloader. The main pool disks are connected to SATA ports on a PCI-E ...
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Viewing (monitoring) line status of a serial port

Is there a utility software (or an easy method to do it from shell script) to display a serial port's status — i. e. blinking “RXD”, “TXD”, “DCD”, “DTR”, “DSR”, “RTS”, “CTS”? Particularly, I need to ...
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FreeBSD setup RTL8187SE wireless NIC

I am running FreeBSD 10. My wireless card is: none1@pci0:9:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x818210ec chip=0x819910ec rev=0x22 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.' device = ...
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Figuring out physical cache layout in FreeBSD

I'm trying to figure out they physical cache layout of my CPU in FreeBSD 10. I see the following from sysctl kern.sched.topology_spec kern.sched.topology_spec: <groups> <group level="1" ...
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Fix partition alignment in FreeBSD

I'm working on a FreeBSD 8.x (pfSense 2.1) system and post-install, realised that the partition is misaligned to the disk (starts at sector offset 63). GParted doesn't recognise UFS so that is out. ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
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NFS mount properties (options) in FreeBSD

I am trying to determine how to examine the actual properties of an NFS mount in FreeBSD. In CentOS (6.4 tested) one can cat /proc/mounts or execute nfsstat -m to determine all of the mount ...
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Load balanced & Redundant Storage on FreeBSD [closed]

Did Google for this the last week, still can't find any reasonable solutions for FreeBSD. Most of the articles contain solutions for a fail-over storage only (FreeBSD HAST). This is NOT what I'm ...
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how to solve ports dependencies conflict

What is the best approach to avoid conflict among the dependencies from two or more unrelated ports? I'm facing the following problem. A script that I'm using has the follow approach to try to install ...
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Nas4free (freeBSD) wont make it past bootloader without keyboard?

I've got an old Compaq machine re-purposed as a Home NAS using Nas4free. I've had it connected up to a monitor and keyboard (PS/2) for a while, (which boots fine, no issues) but I would like to have ...
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Cross-compile FreeBSD package as unprivileged user

My goal is to cross-compile binaries from an amd64 FreeBSD host to an armv6 RaspberryPi FreeBSD target. The problem I am running into is I am required to be root in order to make install, where my ...
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How do I go about making a wrapper for a driver to be used on FreeBSD?

The situation: I found myself in need of an additional NIC for my pfSense router/firewall. I had a few choices... shell out over $100 for a dual port gigabit card buy a new motherboard that has ...
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How to autoboot boot0?

How can automatically boot FreeBSD in boot0 and, when needed, manually load win by pressing a shortcut button?
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freebsd make install openjdk6

I am having problem installing openjdk6 using ports using the make install clean commands. The error I got is: /usr/ports/java/openjdk6/work/build/bsd-i586-debug-fastdebug/j2sdk-image: No such ...
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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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how to get out from the command iostat on unix?

I was installing a .iso 8,2 version in a vmware to learn unix., and i am stuck with iostat command, i run iostat 3 and is keep going to show me the results, but whem i put exit or q or q! to exit, he ...
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Double square brackets for FreeBSD

I have this code: [[ "$1" =~ [/\\]$ ]] On linux it works just fine, but when I tested it on FreeBSD an error occured : ./projekt2.sh: [[: not found and it .. I there any alternative which would ...
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pkg: fail to extract pkg-static, New to UNIX

I am very new to UNIX, running FreeBSD 10 on an ASUS M50VM series laptop. I was following along with the handbook to the point at which it gets into using pkg to find software. Every time I run pkg, ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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How to completely hide stuff from a user?

I want to let some of my friends access my computer by making them user accounts. They will mostly access my computer by sftp and ssh, but they could also sometimes access it at my home. However I ...
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Too many open files in system in FreeBSD 9

I just installed FreeBSD 9 version with GNOME interface. Each time I want to open a folder from root a message box pops up and warns me with this message: Too many open files in system. What is the ...
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Starting A Bind/DHCP server

I am looking for some reading material on starting my own BIND/DHCP server. I mainly want the bind server to just be a caching server and for my home computers but it may also need to be authoritative ...
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Can you make a process pool with shell scripts?

Say I have a great number of jobs (dozens or hundreds) that need doing, but they're CPU intensive and only a few can be run at once. Is there an easy way to run X jobs at once and start a new one ...
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pysqlite install error on FreeBSD in virtualenv

I am trying to install pysqlite using pip under a virtualenv in FreeBSD 7.3, with Python version 2.6.2. I didn't have any issues for installing other packages like Django, PIL etc. All of them I ...
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How can I get FreeBSD `patch` to tolerate null bytes?

The patch of the final line fails on FreeBSD 10.2, but works on GNU: #!/bin/sh echo a > f1 printf '\0' >> f1 echo c >> f1 cp f1 f2 echo d >> f2 diff -au f1 f2 > diff patch ...
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Is it possible to create a freebsd 10 or 11 jail in freebsd 9?

My title question is exactly my question : is it possible to create a freebsd 10 or 11 jail into a freebsd 9 instance?
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How do I get pkg_add to look in the correct directory on the remote ftp repository when installing vim?

I have a brand new clean installation of FreeBSD 9.1 on Virtualbox. Running pkg_add -r -v vim, the terminal runs an ftp script to: ...
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How do I set the mysql server character set in FreeBSD 8.2?

My mysql server's current server character set is latin1. My server is started on startup via rc.conf setting mysql_enable="YES". How to set my server to use utf8 as the server character set?
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Mounting ufs partition with read/write permissions on ubuntu 10.04

According to this writeup ufs kernel module is compiled with only read permissions. I could mount a ufs partition with this command: sudo mount -t ufs -r -o ufstype=ufs2 /dev/mapper/loop0p1 ...
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Deleting all old files after rebuilding world on FreeBSD

I'm rebuilding world and would like to have every other file not created by the rebuilding of world to be deleted. Is there some mergemaster option for this?
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Why does FreeBSD require terminal programs to be started as root?

On FreeBSD all graphical terminal programs (e.g. xterm, rxvt) seem to be installed setuid root, or with setuid root wrappers. On Linux, this is not the case on any distribution I have ever used. Why ...
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FreeBSD's net/ntp port is forbidden due to CVE-2013-5211, with no support upstream

FreeBSD port net/ntp was marked forbidden because it is vulnerable to traffic spoofing and amplification attacks, as documented in CVE-2013-5211. However, there's been no support from the upstream ...
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Can I figure out why port X is a dependency of port Y?

Is there an easy way to figure out why, when I'm trying to install a certain port in FreeBSD, some other certain port is listed as a dependency? Specifically, I'm trying to install the Webalizer port ...
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Detect which interface traffic to an IP address goes through

I'm making an script, and I need to detect in what interface is the traffic of an IP going through. This is because in the arch, an IP address is attended only for one of four NIC's, but can be any of ...
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How to make GNU grep the default in FreeBSD?

I'm running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. I've installed GNU grep with portmaster textproc/gnugrep. However the "default" grep for users is still FreeBSD grep. # /usr/local/bin/grep -V /usr/local/bin/grep ...
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OpenSSH, chroot user: Root needs to own the user directory, is there any consequence?

I want to create an account for my friend on my computer, but I don't want my friend to be able to view all my files. I saw that with OpenSSH, there is an option for that. Inside the SSHD ...
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How can I upgrade a package recursively in Arch Linux?

Is there any equivalent to FreeBSD's portupgrade -R in Arch Linux? From man portupgrade: -R --upward-recursive Act on all those packages required by the given ...
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Upgrade from FreeBSD 10.1 to 10.2 fails because of incorrect hash

$ sudo freebsd-update upgrade -r 10.2 Fetching metadata signature for 10.1-RELEASE from update.FreeBSD.org... done. Fetching metadata index... done. Fetching 1 metadata patches. done. Applying ...