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Hardsubbing MKV files that use .ass subtitles and embedded fonts

This question pertains only to Linux and FreeBSD. I have several soft subbed anime mkv files that I need to hardsub. they are all using .ass subtitles with embedded fonts. for example mkvinfo on one ...
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Is a FreeBSD equivalent of pppd required? If yes, is it /usr/sbin/ppp?

On the Wikipedia page and the official webpage, only Linux and Solaris are listed as possible platforms. The FreeBSD handbook mentions pppd, but it is used to refer to the kernel implementation in ...
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Can I safely migrate a ZFS pool from FreeBSD to Ubuntu?

I have a HP Microserver running FreeBSD 9.1. It has a ZFS pool which is a 3-way RAID Z. It currently boots from root on ZFS. I would like to migrate from FreeBSD to Ubuntu server (because I am more ...
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Netstat doesn't work on FreeBSD by php function exec()

In my php-app I need list of all ip connected on 80 port. i've chose this way: <?php $ips = exec("netstat -an |grep 'tcp\|udp' | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c", $info); ...
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How to figure out the revision of FreeBSD ports?

FreeBSD ports are upgradable (with portsnap fetch), ergo they must have some kind of revision which refers to the status of the complete ports collection. Which is easiest way to figure this revision ...
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Running Chromium on FreeBSD without window manager

I want to run Chromium in full-screen on FreeBSD immediately when the system boots (with no graphical environment), i.e. straight from the standard text-mode boot process to a full screen Chromium ...
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What is a better approach for ZFS?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools I observe these two cases:- If I take raw disks and create zpool then I am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If I ...
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miss /dev/bpf in freebsd

I'm using tcpdump in freebsd, and I got the following error: $ /usr/sbin/tcpdump -i bge0 tcpdump: (cannot open device) /dev/bpf: No such file or directory a few google search indicate that the ...
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How do I answer same password prompt multiple times when using unrar on a multi-file archive?

In particular when unrar has to rebuild the missing parts with rev files. I have a "multiple files rar-archive" that is password protected. A couple .rar files that compose the archive are missing ...
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Run GNOME in FreeBSD in a VM

I am looking for help getting Gnome running on a FreeBSD VM that I am setting up. Presently when I log in, it takes me right to a console prompt for logging in instead of a GUI. If I log in as root ...
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WOL not working

I have a Marvell Yukon integrated NIC and i have installed the WOL package on my freeBSD-based NAS. I'm trying to wake my PC using the command "wol M:A:C:A:D:D:R". Command line spits back that it is ...
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Notification of media inserted to DVD tray in FreeBSD

I would like to create a script that automatically copy the dvd to a folder in my FreeBSD box (copy back DVD archives). I would need a notification from the system when the DVD tray has been closed. ...
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How can I decrypt a file encrypted with the FreeBSD bdes(1) command using openssl?

The file was encrypted using the FreeBSD bdes(1) command with the default parameters.
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When I try to change mode in VI it prompts ^[ char

I am using FreeBsd 9 and I need to use Vi. My problem related with the changing mode (command to insert or insert to command) in VI. I know that I need to use ESC key to change mode. But in Insert ...
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Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
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Where is CVS setting(config) located at in FreeBSD usually?

Where would the CVS pserver setting(config) be located at in FreeBSD usually? I am trying, trying to hunt for the location of the setting(config) file with no results...
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installing SQLite3 gem on remote FreeBSD server using RVM - root permissions needed?

I am trying to install ruby SQLite3 gem, on a remote freebsd server. I'm using RVM which in theory does not need 'root permission' to compile gems but I get a root error, here: [user ~]$ gem ...
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Expand ZFS pool after adding space in XenCenter

I have a FreeBSD VM that is running in XenCenter. I accidentally set it up with a ZFS file system (doesn't really matter, except that I dont know much about ZFS). I had initialized the VM with 10GB, ...
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Bash Prompt Not Showing Colours (git)

I have the following in my .bash_profile, to give me git branch info in my bash prompt: # Configure colors, if available. if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then ...
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Courier can not find mail directory?

I use postfix+courier+ldap now my mail stored in vmail/domains/user/new but when i telnet localhost 143 i got some error This is Error from maillog imapd: test2@example.org: chdir() failed!! imapd: ...
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can't install google's v8 on freebsd

the thing is on ports and cant be maked, keeps saying make ===> License check disabled, port has not defined LICENSE ===> Found saved configuration for v8-3.10.4 ===> Extracting for ...
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How do I see who's logged in?

I'm having a little problem. I need to (from the command line) be able to see what users are logged in. Here's the tricky part: I DO NOT want those users that have locked their screens and left their ...
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Cannot access FreeBSD 8.2 client in VirtualBox from host browser

So, on my MacBook I have installed VirtualBox because I want to develop a web app that will be running on FreeBSD OS. I have installed FreeBSD 8.2 inside virtual PC I have created in VirtualBox. I ...
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FreeBSD 8.2: Keystrokes in Bash do not show up

I just installed the latest FreeBSD 8.2 distro using Parallels Desktop. Problem: Whatever I type in the Bash/Shell it is not echoed on the screen. It's behaving like a password prompt. As soon I hit ...
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A very peculiar problem with an old pc and a newer laptop

I got my old pc ( 248mb ram , 80 GB ) repaired and the tech people put XP in it. My newer laptop has UBUNTU 10.04 .now I only have one cable and one usb cord .So I connected my modem (with only one ...
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How to find computers by hostnames on a dhcp network

I have setup a lan under a router. The network is modeled after the MVC pattern. All devices respect a name convention. My controller computer dynamically figures other computers by searching for ...