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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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Replacing Mac OSX with Linux Distro, or FreeBSD [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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tcsh alias - find FreeBSD port

I am trying to create an alias for tcsh. I would like to find a program in ports (FreeBSD ports). So far I made an alias, which works, but finds only ports which end in *port_name. I would like it to ...
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Rebuilding sendmail on FreeBSD application server after adding new activedirectory domain controller to network

In the process of adding a new ActiveDirectory domain controller to our network, we decided to rename the domain from "domain.local" to "domain.priv." I scoured all parts of our application server for ...
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what is internal 1 and internal 2 ip in freebsd , what is external 1 and external 2 ip in freebsd

# ifconfig gif0 create # ifconfig gif0 internal1 internal2 # ifconfig gif0 tunnel external1 external2 what is internal 1 and internal 2 IP? in freebsd what is external 1 and external 2 IP? in ...
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What is the `ucond` process state?

When debugging a program I saw that top -U username showed the following: 39769 eigenein 107 98 0 179M 38448K ucond 19 0:00 0.00% program What does it mean that a process in the ...
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FreeBSD USB devices - given /dev/da* device is on which speed?

I use machine with USB 2 and USB 3 ports, and I have USB 3 external disk which works perfectly in term of speed (I use it as backup drive so during the night new files are nicely transfered to this ...
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How to mount FreeBSD 9.0 iso file writable mode?

I want to edit bsdinstall script of freebsd 9.0 iso file. I tried to extract files,edit and recreate iso but I couldn't boot it.I realized that some of files missed while extracting. I also use ...
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Installing new Operating System such as FreeBSD with PXE boot?

I am no expert on this issue, I am maybe even using the wrong technical term. Anyway, my goal is this: to install a new OS from a server that has the installation documents etc so some settings in ...
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Can I use divert as an alternative to ipfw fwd?

I would like to lead some traffic through a transparent proxy (which actually is on another server and connected with an ssh tunnel). Normally I could do this: ipfw add forward localhost,8080 tcp ...
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FreeBSD zfs create gpt

How can i create gpt marks on working system. NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM zroot ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 ad4p3 ONLINE ...
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FreeBSD CPU frequency scaling on AMD Sempron 2100

I have FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 installed on an HP Thin Client that has a Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2100+. I am trying to get cpufreq and powerd to manage the frequency of the processor, but I'm not ...
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Worrisome HD related messages after power outage

Had a power outage two weeks ago on my BSD server that my UPS decided then was a good time to fail. Just fired it up this evening only to have the following errors show during what I would assume is ...
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FreeBSD: How to install Django with mod_wsgi?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to mess around with Django and I want a working setup on my freebsd system. My understanding is I need to install python, apache, mod_wsgi, and django. The ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required (this should be ...
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Is there any PF log parser for FreeBSD

I am runing FreeBSD 8 stable with PF as firewall, I am looking for any tool for parsing PF log's.
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FreeBSD: Getting pkg_add to use stable packages rather than release packages?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to use the latest binary packages rather than the packages at the time of the 8.2 release. That is, I want to use packages in ...
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Windows Domain Server on FreeBSD

Is it possible (and if it is, could you point me in the proper direction) to set up a Windows Domain server (active directory and all that stuff) on a FreeBSD machine? I do understand that I need to ...
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Custom X application RCNG startup script woes

I am attempting to build a FreeBSD + XBMC based media box. Everything is all working fine except for one point. I need to boot XBMC as an RCNG startup script, which is all fine, except: If the ...
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Restart/reload IPFW remotely via ssh without losing connection

Is it possible to restart IPFW or reload its script remotely via ssh connection without loosing current connection?
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Writing a simple rc.d script in FreeBSD

I would like to run the ELK stack in a FreeBSD Jail on an FreeNAS host. I have a hard time to get an simple init/rc.d script to work. #!/bin/sh . /etc/rc.subr name=logstash rcvar=logstash_enable ...
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Restart specific racoon tunnel

I have several gif* interfaces on my FreeBSD box. They are representing tunnels, encrypted using racoon+ipsec. If, at some moment, one of the tunnels hangs up, I am forced to reset racoon this way: ...
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Howto fix my PHP install on FreeBSD using pkg

I've been messing around with pkg install, installing / removing both php5-5.4.29 and php55-5.5.13. But when I run php from the command line, it will give me an error like this: PHP Warning: PHP ...
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Using pkg add with a NanoBSD image

I'm running into a problem on a NanoBSD installation where I cannot install openjdk7 via pkg add because it first saves to either tmp or var (not sure which) and on a NanoBSD installation, there is ...
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Update jails FreeBSD in silent mode

What if I want to add all process to the cron? Is there silent way to upgrade jail? After these steps: # make buildworld # make installworld DESTDIR=/jails/somejail It comes time to: # ...