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static ip to a freebsd server

I have Comcast cable <====> modem <===> router <===> freebsd server My freebsd server is connected to wireless router via a network cable. What I want to do is, to have a static ...
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Cannot get startX / Xorg to work on freeBSD 8.1

I am following this link for Xorg configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 After this step: Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro I can see the screen and mouse is also working but I cannot exit out of it any ...
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Find the DVD-ROM path in FreeBSD

I do not know the path of my DVD-ROM and also my external hard drive to mount them in FreeBSD using the mount command. What command should I use to find their path?
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How to install compiler and binutils on FreeNAS?

I'd like to run a backup tool, duplicity, that apparently requires a cc compiler and binutils. I'm able to locate and install the required BSD packages for python, gcc, and dependencies from ...
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Problem with pkg behind a chunking proxy

I have a freshly installed FreeBSD 10.1 at work in a VM. As it is behind a corporate proxy, I had to set HTTP_PROXY in environment and it began to run fine. But no way to get pkg to work correctly. I ...
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What should I do about Python 2.7.9 not looking for SSL certificates in the right place on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system, and a couple of days ago, I upgraded my python27 port from Python 2.7.8 to Python 2.7.9, which enabled SSL verification by default. Unsurprisingly, it broke my existing ...
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Total CPU usage and CPU usage under processes list is different in FreeBSD top implementation?

For some reason, overall CPU usage on my FreeBSD machine fluctuates between 1% and 85%, but the CPU usage in processes column never adds up to this amount. For example here the overall CPU usage is ...
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kvm_open: cannot open /proc

I have 100+ boxes running FreeBSD 8.4 amd64 RELEASE (p9) with the same configuration. And only one of them sometimes behaves strangely: load average (generally 4~6, it's ok course box have 8 CPU ...
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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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How to add a read only group permission to a folder that already has a default group, and have it inherited for all newly created files & folders?

In Windows this is easy. I never fully figured out Linux permissions, I have a directory such as this: /Photos The current ACL permissions are as follows: owner: root - full access group: photos ...
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Why am I still getting pkg deprecation warnings?

I'm still getting warnings about the old pkg tools being deprecated and saying I should switch to pkgng, despite the fact that I followed the directions to switch weeks ago. I did the pkg2ng thing, ...
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Analyse the performance of an rsync command from FreeNAS to a USB drive

I infrequently run a task where I rsync my photos (~30 directories with 10-100 files in each) from my FreeNAS machine to an external USB hard drive (500GB WD) as a redundant backup. I execute the ...
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How to remove or shorten F1 Boot Prompt on NanoBSD 4G USB disk that fail with “fdisk: /boot/mbr: Device not configured”?

I have read the pfSense documentation Remove F1 Boot Prompt, however that doesn't seem to apply to our pfSense-2.1.1-PRERELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd_vga-20140131-1030.img installation. The fdisk -B da0 ...
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ssldump: PCAP: syntax error

I'm using: # uname -ro FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE-p3 And the latest ssldump: # pkg_info | grep ssldump ssldump-0.9b3_4 SSLv3/TLS network protocol analyzer When I try starting it with decryption - I ...
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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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Number of cores on FreeBSD

What would the equivalent of Debian's nproc be in FreeBSD? I'm trying to include this in a bash script variable so if it could just print out the number of cores that would be fantastic.
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bmake error on Mandrive: “bmake: no system rules (sys.mk)”

I'm trying to use bmake to build OS161 on Mandriva. When I try to run bmake, I get the following error: bmake: no system rules (sys.mk) I get the same error, even when I run bmake -m ...
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How to add crontab in FreeBSD

I am trying to add a job to my crontab in FreeBSD but it is not working : I have used this to add the job: sudo crontab -e -u vaibhav @daily /home/vaibhav/applications/comparison/scrapy but it is ...
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Installing Gnome on FreeBSD

I am trying to install Gnome on a freshly installed FreeBSD using the ports. I am stuck with an error message that says: Checking for headers required to compile python extensions ... not found Then ...
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Where are Python dist-packages stored in FreeBSD?

I am trying to find this path on FreeBSD but it is not working: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages This same path is working on Ubuntu. Can please some tell me where I can find Python ...
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How do I change emails from: address on FreeBSD?

Emails are now sent from www@hostname, but I want them to be sent from webmaster@my-domain.com My developer said it should be in php.ini but I figured out this is true only for Win32 systems. How do ...
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Changing partition sizes on FreeBSD using bsdlabel

I have recently installed FreeBSD but I don't like the partition sizes that I accepted during installation and would like to change them. I have followed the instructions to do so in the man pages, so ...
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Extract files from FreeBSD 9 ISO

With FreeBSD 8 you could manually install by doing something like: # mdconfig -f /FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso # mount -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /cdrom # cd /cdrom/8.* # export DESTDIR=/mnt # cd ...
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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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How to mount a USB stick in FreeBSD?

I am running a FreeNAS (FreeBSD version) on a DELL R310, but when I connect a USB stick it does not automatically get mounted. The same stick does get automatically mounted in CentOS/Fedora. How do I ...
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FreeBSD: Mixing packages and ports?

I would like to build the newest port of Firefox (version 4.0.1,1). I currently have the package version installed (3.6.13). How well does the packages/port system handle mixing ports and packages? ...
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Unique hardware signatures in BSD?

What unique hardware signatures can you get from, for example, a FreeBSD system? I am right now using the ethernet mac address (getifaddrs(3)) but as we all know this can easily be changed with ...
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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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Is there a port list migration command set for FreeBSD?

On debianized linux distros there is dpkg --get-selections, dpkg --set-selections, dpkg -C to respectively list installed packages, select a list of packages for installations, and list packages that ...
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FreeBSD: Opening X applications after su to root?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. I'm accessing my machine over vnc using tightvnc. I log in as my normal user. This is okay. I can open X applications and they display fine. Then I su to root and they won't ...
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Why does `last` show '{' and '|' in the TTY field?

We recently set up a new FreeBSD 7.2 machine on March 11. When looking at last, we noticed some funny characters for the TTY field. What do these characters mean? Note that at this time, the ...
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How do I recursively apply PKGREPOSITORY when calling make package-recursive in FreeBSD?

I'm trying to create a package of Apache and its dependencies: sudo make package-recursive \ __MAKE_CONF=~/make.apache22.conf \ PKGREPSOITORY=/usr/home/gvkv Everything works fine; Apache and its ...
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What is the difference between vim and vim-lite?

I want to install vim on my FreeBSD machine, and this other site suggests installing from FreeBSD ports like this: # cd /usr/ports/editors/vim-lite/ # make install clean This is all great, and I ...
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Porting Linux date parsing to FreeBSD

I have date in this format: date -d $datum +"%Y-%m-%d" and on Linux it worked OK but in FreeBSD says this: ERROR wrong format usage: date [-jnRu] [-d dst] [-r seconds] [-t west] [-v[+|-]val[ymwdHMS]] ...
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FreeBSD: Restart one service each time another restarts

On FreeBSD, what is the correct/canonical way of specifying that one rc script is reliant on another, such that each time the service it depends on is restarted, the dependent service is then ...
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How to install FreeBSD 10 from USB Hard drive?

I need to install FreeBSD 10 on an old PC with no CD drive but it has a USB port. I'm on a laptop running Windows 8.1 and have downloaded the FreeBSD 10 DVD ISO image. I have an external USB hard ...
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Do I need to setup my ZFS (using FreeBSD 10) for foreign-language files (e.g. filenames in Japanese/Thai/etc language)?

I am in the process of setting up a ZFS file server. I am planning to store all sorts of files in it. I have several hundred music tracks that are in Japanese/Korean native character. I want the file ...
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Unix. pecl memprof

Im trying to install https://github.com/arnaud-lb/php-memory-profiler on FreeBSD 9.2 After pear install http://pecl.php.net/get/memprof-1.0.0.tgz got such error: In file included from ...
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add newlines in .cshrc command output

I'm trying to set up a "dynamic" motd for users when they log in on FreeBSD 10. I've got it set up so that it uses .cshrc and has a few commands to output some info. However one of those prints as a ...
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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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Install a package manager in FreeBSD 10

I was trying to install a package using pkg add, but I got the reply that package manager not installed To install that I used: tar -C /tmp -zvxf pkg-1.2.1_1.txz and then: ...
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netstat command doesnt work anymore on the new dedicated server

I was using the following command on my previous dedicated server with the same version of the FreeBSD installation: # uname -a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 ...
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Why “sshd Bad prime description” errors?

I've noticed that all our FreeBSD machines throw sshd Bad prime description in line xxx (insert a large number of values for xxx). Presumably this is not something they are all supposed to be doing ...
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Samba 2.2.12 accepts my password, but is rejecting other user accounts?

I'm using a legacy system and I'm stuck with FreeBSD 5.4 and Samba 2.2.12, trying to access it from a Windows 7 system. I've created a unix account in FreeBSD using the adduser command and added ...
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Change a driver's source code and compile

I have made some little change to if_igb in /usr/src/sys/dev/e1000/if_igb.c. How can I compile only this file and load it to kernel dynamically? I'm using FreeBSD 8.2 Release.
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Debian/kfreebsd VirtualBox guest additions

I'm trying and failing to install the virtualbox guest additions for a unstable Debian/kfreebsd virtual machine running in VirtualBox. Without the guest additions, the idle process pegs one of my CPU ...
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FreeBSD: Partition with Multiple Mount Points

On the latest FreeBSD installation, how can I make a partition have both /var/ and /tmp/ as a mount point? That is, one partition would contain /var/ and /tmp/. Is that even possible? I know of course ...
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Process is eating all of the CPU time

Is there any magic command to track down which process is starting this perl task that is eating 100% of CPU time? I have this problem on several machines where JBoss AS is installed.
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GDM not showing when I boot my FreeBSD system

I've installed FreeBSD 9.1 in a VirtualBox VM, and did some basic setup. After that, I had installed Gnome2 via sudo pkg_add -r gnome2. Along the way, there were some errors. Mostly it was (I think) ...
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How to boot into FreeBSD installed in the second partition of an external drive

I have installed FreeBSD 9.1 on the second partition of an external hard disk and I'm not able to get my computer to boot from it. FreeBSD was installed using the FreeBSD memstick image dd'd onto a ...