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How to adjust screen size for VirtualBox VMs?

I'm trying to use FreeBSD on VirtualBox, and everything seems to be working fine. However, I'm quite annoyed by the default size of VB VM screens. The BSD console just has a very low resolution and ...
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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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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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FreeBSD mount at reboot

In FreeBSD, how do I automate the process of mounting of a directory into a jail at boot time?
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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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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 ...