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FreeBSD is a free Unix-based operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via BSD UNIX.

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I have a VM for FreeBSD 11-STABLE and whenever I run pkg upgrade -y on it, the thing tries to install three packages, the most notable of which is vim, then reboots without installing the packages … something is broken. So I rebooted it with a live ISO inserted for the latest FreeBSD 11-STABLE snapshot and in the live session I mounted my FreeBSD root partition (although it did need me to run fsck on …
asked May 16 '17 by BH2017
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Turns out all I needed to do is install xf86-video-intel (for my Intel graphics card) in order to start Plasma 5 on boot. SDDM was auto-starting and autologging me into KDE Plasma 5, but unfortunately …
answered Aug 25 '18 by BH2017
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) under FreeBSD 11.2, with i3 4.15 and X.Org 1.18.4, I find using Ctrl+C doesn't copy selected text to clipboard from XTerm, although Ctrl+V does paste text. Other applications are having no problem … with copying text to clipboard. Is there some magic trick to get this to work under FreeBSD that isn't necessary under Linux (as under Linux copying with Ctrl+C goes fine with this XTerm file)? …
asked Sep 17 '18 by BH2017
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The installer of FreeBSD 11.2 makes it fairly easy to install FreeBSD with a UFS root partition alongside Linux, using the Auto (UFS) option in the following dialogue: Next it gives me the option … system to be installed. Therefore, I am wondering whether I can in fact install FreeBSD on a ZFS root alongside a Linux install, or whether it's a matter of if I want a ZFS root FreeBSD needs the entire …
asked Aug 19 '18 by BH2017
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I'd like to know how to format a 2 TB hard drive so that FreeBSD, Linux and Windows can all access it and write to it. I've tried using my own brain on this one and making a singular partition on it …
asked Sep 18 '18 by BH2017
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In my QEMU virtual machine (started with qemu-kvm -boot d arch-freebsd.img -m 4096) I'd like to access an agetty terminal, which I'd normally access with Ctrl+Alt+F2 (or F3 if I need tty3, F4 if tty4, …
asked Aug 13 '18 by BH2017
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On FreeBSD 11.2 I have plasma5-plasma-workspace installed, along with x11/kde5 and sddm and I'd like to boot KDE Plasma 5 on boot. I've DuckDuckGo searched this topic but I haven't found any clear …
asked Aug 25 '18 by BH2017
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I'd like to boot a live USB for FreeBSD 11.1 in my UEFI firmware. I tried creating a live USB using: dd if=FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M status=progress && sync Then I …
asked Feb 14 '18 by BH2017
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To be clear what I want is a FreeBSD GRUB2 entry that boots FreeBSD on a ZFS (name: zroot) with BIOS firmware (not UEFI). The operating system GRUB is installed on is Arch Linux if it helps, Arch is … using a ext4 root, it is FreeBSD that is using ZFS. My partition table is (GPT): /dev/sda1 - BIOS boot (1M) /dev/sda2 - Linux swap (4G) /dev/sda3 - Linux filesystem (ext4, 50G) /dev/sda4 …
asked Nov 9 '18 by BH2017
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Never mind I found the answer thanks to the FreeBSD forums. This is what I needed in my grub.cfg: menuentry "FreeBSD" --class freebsd --class bsd --class os { insmod zfs insmod bsd …
answered Nov 10 '18 by BH2017