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How to resolve Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive not being properly recognized by FreeBSD 10.3?

FreeBSD version: 10.3 Seagate drive model: SRD00F1 USB 3.0 Adapter: Insignia USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card (NS-PCCUP53) When I reboot with the drive already attached, it is not seen. But, when I attach the ...
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Booting a Linux Live tool from FreeBSD UFS2 partition

I would like to boot a Live Linux CD, without needing the CD. Take for example GParted or CloneZilla. Which I periodically boot off their Live CD. But I would like to eliminate the use of the CD/DVD ...
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FreeBSD install PECL php7

I want to active the gnupg extension for php7. But I can't find a package for pecl for php7. Does anyone know a way to install pecl for php7 or how to activate gnupg without pecl?
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FreeBSD mount_nullfs lost after reboot

I want to mount one directory to another. For this I am using mount_nullfs. This works fine but when I reboot the mount is gone. Does someone know how I can keep the directory mounted after a reboot? ...
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Can I pass non-graphics PCI-E without host drivers to virtualbox vm on FreeBSD

Like the question says, I have a pci-e card with windows (but not freeBSD) drivers. Can it be passed through from a host running FreeBSD 10.3 or higher to a VirtualBox VM running Windows 8.1/10? The ...
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Can the id command query Active Directory for a uid?

If I run id 1000001 (freebsd or mac), configured to authenticate with Active Directory, it returns id: 1000001: no such user. Running id DOMAIN\\user1 returns the info correctly, after which I can ...
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Exclude a directory from `ls -R` command in FreeBSD

I want to list all of my files in a directory in FreeBSD 9.2, but I don't want to include a specific directory. I checked both -I and --ignore parameters for ls, but I only ignores superuser mode and ...
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How to write FreeBSD image to USB flash drive

I am trying to write FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a USB flash drive, in the hopes of installing FreeBSD on an x64 computer in my house. Here is the image: ...
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How do I make portmaster non-interactive?

I use the portmaster utility to update my ports on FreeBSD 10.3. It's a useful tool, however, it loves to interrupt the building process three hours into the compilation to prompt for something ...
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How to make unique dump results?

I am trying to check if my read-only partitions in FreeBSD remains unchanged. I do this using dump: dump -R -h 0 -0Laf /dumps/boot.dump /dev/ufs/boot and then I compute its SHA256. I used -R to be ...
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Where do I put a fileshare in FreeBSD?

I'm wanting to set up a general purpose file share on my FreeBSD box. I'm planning on making it available via multiple services (nfs/samba/etc) but I'm wondering if there is a particular place that is ...
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why my file systems shows -71G and how can i fix it

Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ada0p2 1G 624M 302M 67% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev /dev/ada0p4 503M 20k 463M 0% ...
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Re-process emails from `/var/mail/root`

The mail forwarding was broken on one of my servers. Some emails accumulated in the local /var/mail/root mailbox instead of being forwarded. I fixed the forwarding now. Is there a way of reprocessing ...
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FreeBSD no internet

I downloaded and installed FreeBSD 10.2 on to an Oracle VM. First thing I am trying to run pkg, it gives me an error with: No address record A pre-built version of pkg could not be found for your ...
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How to temporarily disable some interface in pfSense?

How to temporarily disable some interface in pfSense? If I go to Interfaces and remove checkbox from Enable interface, then all settings disappear, making me think that I will be required to re-enter ...
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How to set (reset) PXE binary filename in pfsense?

I am trying to load lpxelinux.0 instead of pxelinux.0 in pfSense, and configured it in default bios filename setting: Unfortunately, server still sends pxelinux.0 as a filename: How to fix? How ...
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Can the 'pciconf' command be used to identify makes and models?

Specifically, I wish to identify which model of Intel WiFi NIC is installed on my FreeBSD machine in the absence of a functioning driver. Can pciconf (equivalently, Linux's lspci) be used to easily ...
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Why does disabling ATA fixes “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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Cannot move ./test to a subdirectory of itself, './test/test'

When trying to convert some files to lower case I noticed something which seems strange to me. When executing this in bash: find . -iname 'test' | while IFS='\n' read item; do mv $item $(echo $item ...
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Weird speed measurement of ZFS over AFP file copy

I've been checking how fast is my ZFS storage server. I have some big files (>30 GB) and I've been using dd piped to /dev/null to check read speed. When running dd for a specific file for a first ...
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Does XOrg have a notion of system-wide default font?

How and where can I change the default system font? For now it appears to be DejaVu 11, which looks horrible on my laptop. I mean the font that is used in menus or labels. For example when I open ...
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How to build custom FreeBSD os Image for Raspberry Pi using Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to build FreeBSD Image for Raspberry Pi Image using Ubuntu OS if it is not possible help me out of it
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...
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Freebsd 10.2 - multiple interfaces in the jail

My old freebsd 8.0 has the following configuration (in the /etc/rc.conf) for the xx jail: jail_xx_hostname="xx.example.com" jail_xx_rootdir="/jails/xx" #networking setup ...
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FreeBSD - HDD Temp in collectd (or graphite, influxDB, …)

Is there a good way to log SMART values, like HDD temperature, with collectd? I only found collectd-exec plugin solutions, which use smartctl with extra sudo config.
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BCM4331 Installation issues on FreeBSD 10.2

I have been unable to find the 'right' 64-bit XP drivers to use ndisgen to create a working module -- I can get it to recognize the card but it has exit errors there are always IRQ and memory leak ...
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FreeBSD SSH terminal windows

When I run a ncurses-based tool, say nano, in a Linux/OSX SSH session and then close it, the terminal session is back with the history and everything. But if I start nano in a FreeBSD SSH session and ...
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What is the best way to setup separate FreeNAS jails/plugins using separate datasets?

I am running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201512121950 from a USB stick in VirtualBox on a Mac Mini Server (late 2012 - Macmini6,2) running OS X El Capitan. Quad-core i7, 16G RAM, with 8G and 2 procs devoted ...
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Route traffic from jail 1 to jail 2 on host

I just recently began using this great OS and while I do have a background in Windows networking, I'm very new to how I can achieve certain tasks on FreeNAS 9.3 (FreeBSD), especially with jails. ...
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Alternative to using usbcopy to create Solaris Text Installer USB stick

I have a blank T5120 server without any optical drive onto which I want to install Solaris 11.3. I downloaded the sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb installer. The docs tell me to use a tool named usbcopy to ...
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Why does the FreeBSD kernal crash on UEFI boot?

I recently downloaded the FreeBSD 10.2 distribution from the official website; I used the 'FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-uefi-memstick.img.xz' file. I used MS ImageWriter to image a USB and proceeded to ...
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Freebsd / pf.conf / IPv6: Can't connect to ssh via IPv6

I'm using FreeBSD 10.2 and can't connect to ssh via IPv6. I configured pf as follows: #external interface EXT_IF = "igb0" # block all incoming traffic, pass all outgoing block all pass out quick # ...
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Cant boot FreeBSD 10.1 using grub2

I installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a machine that has Xubuntu already. The installation completed successfully but im not able to boot it. On my grub boot screen i get only 2 options: ubuntu and advanced ...
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disc queue frozen during installation of freebsd to hyperV on windows 10 Pro

When doing a vanilla install from the FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1 disc image, whether using IDE or SCSI in Hyper-V on Windows 10 pro, I get lots of IO timeouts during installation: but it seems ...
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How do I remove passphrase Authentification on FreeBSD ssh

I am trying to set up a server that will just serve as a "Local Website", by local website I mean a http server that is not port forwarded. When ever I try to log in to it, it asks me for a ...
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Can not run Mate because x server is lost

I installed FreeBSD on a 1998, Pentium 2 computer. It runs vary smoothly on it. I followed this tutorial on how to get Mate desktop on FreeBSD. ...
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Networking scenario for multiple virtual machines on a host

I have a physical machine hosting 3 virtual machines and im using virtualbox. 2 VM's are simple machines that just need to ping each other (lets call them G1 and G2) whereas the 3rd VM has openvswitch ...
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How do I replace numbers in specific field bash

I am using FreeBSD 3.2-RELEASE. For example output from last- abelovsk14 1 10-7 22:06 adamov14 5 10-5 22:53 almasi14 1 10-8 22:56 anda13 53 10-6 22:16 andrejko14 51 10-7 01:28 Is possible to ...
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Is it safe to “Pull the plug” after running the halt command on UNIX

This is probably a dumb question with an easy answer, but I can't seem to shed any light on it after hours of Google-ing. From what I have learned the halt command on UNIX (e.g BSD) & Unix-like ...
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Will an executable from FreeBSD machine work on a Solaris Machine?

I have a very basic question. I'm new to the site. Will an executable file from a FreeBSD machine work on a Solaris machine as well? Any help will be appreciated!
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

First part at NetBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N (Atheros AR9271 or Ralink RT5370) So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, lol). ugen0 at uhub4 port 8 ugen0: Mediatek 802.11 ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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Freebsd 10.2 Virtualbox 4.3.40: Has anyone managed to install Windows 10 guest on Freebsd 10.2 host?

I am having problems installing Windows 10 as a guest in VirtualBox 4.3.30 running on a FreeBSD 10.2 host. Has anyone managed to install it? The blue Windows 10 splash screen appears but then the ...
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Setting up PFsense for test network

I want to test pfsense. I have a network with a established sonicwall router right now. I want to test pfsense within that network. The issue I have is with setup. I can't get pass the part where its ...
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c vim garbles 1st character of file when using via mobaxterm

this thing drives me crazy, and I am unable to find a solution... I am logging in to a FreeBSD machine via ssh using MobaXterm. Every time I open a text file with vim, it replaces the first character ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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Is there a Linux `setfacl --test` equivalent for BSD?

The Linux version of setfacl, as opposed to the BSD version has that very handy --test option: --test Test mode. Instead of changing the ACLs of any files, the resulting ACLs are ...
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FreeBSD turning off offloading

How can I turn off the following in FreeBSD? tx checksum offloading rx checksum offloading tcp segment offloading large segment offloading
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802.11n support with pfSense

I recently set up a pfSense router and I can't seem to get the Wireless interface up and working. I'm using a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter (TP-Link TL-WN851ND) configured as ath0. The interface ...
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How do I set default (not inherit) acl permissions on file creation?

This is with a freenas box (FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201506292130). In debian-based linux generally there is a default permissions of 644/755 for files/directories (now 664/775?). As I understand it, this ...