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Creating MP4 videos ready for HTTP streaming

How can I convert some.flv or some.avi or some.wmv with FFmpeg to be sure that this video will be playable and seekable in JW Player?
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FreeBSD: What is taking up all the space? I find df and du seem to be inconsistent

I have an old FreeBSD (5.3) server and I need to clear space from /var but I cannot seem to find what is taking up all the space. I have 6.8G of total space but I cannot seem to see that much data ...
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How can I capture FreeBSD boot messages displayed on active console?

I am working with a developer of NAS4Free (FreeBSD based), and to help diagnose issues, I'm trying to capture the console output generated while booting. After much searching, I can't find any hints ...
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daemontools and ulimit

I have a daemontools service whose /service/myservice/run contains: #!/bin/sh exec setuidgid someuser somecommand Now, if I run this as a script directly from a root shell, somecommand will get a ...
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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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run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config

I have downloaded the FreeBSD 9.0 for i836 but during boot/installation I get the following message: run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config I waited for 10 ...
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Symlink all files in a Folder to a new Folder

Ideally what I am seeking is a way to rename all my anime keeping original files intact without using extra data space The solution I can think of is creating a duplicate folder path to another ...
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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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byobu + screen colors headache

I have byobu installed on FreeBSD, with the users, uptime, load average, cpu count, cpu freq, mem available, mem used, date, and time notification modules enabled, in that order. No matter what I do, ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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FreeBSD, gmirror, hosed disklabel, or something

Okay so, here is my situation: I had a gmirror instance set up for two 2TB drives, ad4 and ad6. Yesterday, my system decided to refuse to reboot, complaining about a problem with ad4. The drive ...
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Tomcat 7 FreeBSD HeapSize

I'm running Tomcat 7 on FreeBSD. I manually start it from /usr/local/etc/rc.d by executing ./tomcat7 onestart I need to increase the heap size for one application which runs in Tomcat. I added ...
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hard disk partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD

I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data ...
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Does FreeBSD support the AR9380 chipset?

I'm building a file server (home use) and would like to put in a wireless card based on the Atheros AR9380 chipset. However I can't find whether this one is supported or not. I know there is the ahk9k ...
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rc.conf error causing read-only boot, FreeBSD

I recently edited my /etc/rc.conf and believe there to be a syntax error. When I try to boot I receive an error message in regards to the file and then it boots and mounts the file-system in read only ...
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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Diskspace on FreeBSD as a numeric value

I wonder if there is a way to get the capacity of a disk as a numeric value in FreeBSD. I don't want to use df because it doesn't return a single numeric value, du -sch / takes too much time summing ...
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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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Is it possible to dd the current disk you are booted off?

I have a copy of FreeNAS running off a live USB disk. And I'd like to make a backup of it. While trying to avoid breaking a perfectly working system, would I be able to dd the disk while the OS is ...
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Safe remote mysql connection

As you know, keeping the mysql port 3306 opened is unsafe - but I would like to use a good mysql administrative program instead of phpmyadmin, which requires 3306 port to be opened. Of course I can ...
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How to access freebsd zfs partition under Linux using zfs-fuse?

I have installed dual OSs on my PC box: Linux and FreeBSD. The FreeBSD is installed on a ZFS partion under /dev/sdb1. Under Linux, the fdisk -l /dev/sdb outputs Device Boot Start End ...
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Setting up most secure personal computing environment possible

I'm trying to set up the most secure personal computing environment possible with the following requirements: most secure OS(in relative terms) that is freely available(I'm guessing FreeBSD) ...
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Which file-system is good for movable disk between many different OSs?

I often use movable disk (USB) to change data between different OSs, almost four kinds -- Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD. Obviously, VFAT is supported in all kinds of OSs. But the short is: It ...
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What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?

I've got a pesky process (in this case, a stranded process that was supposed to be running in iPhone Simulator (now long quit). 97442 ?? 0:00.00 (MyProcess) I've tried everything I can ...
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Create floppy disk image with FreeBSD

So I don't have a usb floppy drive for my laptop, but oddly enough, I find myself wishing I did now. I do have an old machine with a floppy drive running FreeBSD 8.2, so I thought I might just use it ...
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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 ee editor - can't type numbers

So I am using ee editor in FreeBSD 8.1 box. I cannot type numbers though. I open a file with: ee file I start writing letters which works fine but when I press a number on my keyboard (1, 2, 3 etc) ...
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How can determine how my partition is full even when it appears it is not?

I have run "df -kh" on my FreeBSD box and I see that /var is near 100% full. It was over but I have trimmed what I can but there is less then 500MB total on the partition according to running "du -ksh ...
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What does it take to get software added to FreeBSD ports system? [closed]

What does it take to get software added to FreeBSD official ports system?
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Cannot access virtual machine via ping from the physical host machine

I'm installing a FreeBSD Server on VirtualBox. I set up the IP address (192.168.10.5) for the virtual server to run a mail server and the host computer(Windows 7) with 192.168.10.184. The two machines ...
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using java from FreeBSD

I installed the openjdk on freebsd 9.0 RC2 as advised here. It was a bit slow, but it seemed to complete successfully. Now when I type: mammalucco# java myjar.jar nogui java: command not found ...
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Why's my Tomcat failing to start on FreeBSD?

Tomcat 7 on FreeBSD 8.2 is throwing the following error in catalina.log. SEVERE: StandardServer.await: create[localhost:8005]: java.net.BindException: Can't assign requested address at ...
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virtualbox GUI in FreeBSD

I have a problem with virtualbox-ose port in freebsd. ns387352# make install clean ===> virtualbox-ose-4.0.12 is marked as broken: QT4 frontend requires X11 support. Run 'make config' again!. *** ...
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List directories containing files that match a regular expression

I would like to set up a simple filtering system on my FreeBSD server that allows me to create arbitrary "views" of directories. For instance, I'd like to be able to list all directories that match ...
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What does kill -3 mean?

I know kill -9 mean, but anyone can explain what does kill -3 mean? Any special signal it sends out?
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Filesystem for UNIX (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux) [closed]

I have some Linux (Arch/Fedora/Ubuntu), FreeBSD and solaris (open indiana) desktop machines. What is the best filesystem that can be used in all of them. I want to use it in some external hard drives. ...
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Why are parentheses and numbers used in FreeBSD documentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the parentheses and number after a Linux command or C function mean? I just installed FreeBSD 8.2 using a DVD ISO and I'm a first time user of FreeBSD. I wonder ...
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mv - move dir with destination-dir having the same subdirs as source-dir

In FreeBSD (I suppose it works like Linux et al in this regard), I'd like to move src_parent/mydir to dst_parent/mydir. dst_parent/mydir already exists, and it contains some subdirs that's also ...
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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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Cron alternative with timeouts and second resolution

Do you know an alternative to cron daemon that has second resolution, timeouts, and advanced system for error reporting? But it should be lightweight and should support different platforms(linux and ...
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wget doesn't see proxy under cron

I'm new to freebsd and have a problem: my script uses wget. when I call it from the command line it works fine and I see the output like this: --2011-09-22 15:55:58-- ...
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why doesn't broadcast ping work?

I have Freebsd as a router. Local network is on interface sk0: inet 10.254.239.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.254.239.255 In my local network I have a computer(windows 7) that gets it's ...
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exec command “who”: Broken Pipe && “ps”:bad namelist

I typed "who" under Freebsd4.5, the information showed as below: stdout: Broken pipe ...... but showed "test ttyp0 Sep 20 20:39 (192.X.X.8)"last line. and exec command ps, it returns ...
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Questions about installing BSD on a *technically* external HDD

A little bit of background: 1) I have a 160 GB hard drive from a netbook 2) I also have a SATA->USB enclosure that the drive fits in perfectly Now, I'd like to install some flavor of BSD (probably ...
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How to mount Amazon S3 bucket to a directory on FreeBSD?

I can't find a solution on how to mount an Amazon S3 bucket to an existing directory on FreeBSD. I suspect, I need to install port fusefs-s3fs. But how should I configure it? I can't find any info.
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freebsd post-installation issues

I've installed freeBSD 8.2 and now trying to get GUI working. I did install KDE and related packages from sysinstall. On bootup, at shell prompt, when I do X or Xorg, screen goes blank and I cannot ...
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How to make freebsd box accessible from internet?

I have a freebsd box sitting at home. I want my friends to be able to access that via ssh. Basically I want to make it some sort of server where they can have an account. How can I do that? It ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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Encrypt file on FreeBSD

I can't get mcrypt to work on a FreeBSD server ([Bus error 10]). GPG doesn't work, it says it cannot open /dev/tty. Any ideas? Also, I kind need to be able to decrypt the file on (Ubuntu) Linux. I ...
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How to encrypt a large file with limited disk quota?

On a FreeBSD server, is there any way to encrypt a file, which is probably 90%+ of my quota? I thought of using split, then after encrypting a file, delete the original.. but then, when I have all ...