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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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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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FreeBSD 8.2 : Can't login x window session (gnome)

Environment: OS: FreeBSD 8.2 64 bit GNOME: I don't know how to check gnome's version in console. I install it from the latest port collection via internet. Issue: Each time I boot the OS, it ...
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Running emacs in GNU Screen overrides .emacs settings for [home] key binding in FreeBSD 8.2

If I use the following .emacs file, I am able to go to the beginning/end of the current line using the home/end keys as I would expect. (keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?) (add-to-list 'load-path ...
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Install4j, how can I fix “Exception in thread ”main“ java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/install4j/runtime/launcher/Launcher”

I've just downloaded install4j version 5, as my previously working version 4 no longer works with my new JRE, but now I can't get it to do anything other than this: Exception in thread "main" ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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Installing FreeBSD/mfsBSD remotely? whats up with the config?

I have a ubuntu box which I currently cannot get to since its across the continent. I need to install FreeBSD on it and it hopeless to guide onsite people through this. I looked around and found ...
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FreeBSD Partition Size

I have the following df -h output: /dev/mfid0s1d 9.7G 8.9G 28K 100% /var However, when I try to du -hs /var, I got this result: #du -hs /var 3.3G /var My question is, where the ...
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Error in FreeBSD 8.0 Kernel compilation

When trying to compile my own kernel for FreeBSD 8.0, and I'm having some issues. In fact, I can't even re-compile the GENERIC kernel with no changes! The last few lines before I get errors when ...
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Setting a Static IP Running FreeBSD8 in VirtualBox hosted on Windows 7

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host) to run a FreeBSD (guest) based web server. I`ve assigned a static ip of 192.168.80. 1 to the (virtualized) NIC which is run in bridged mode. The problem is ...
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freebsd-update failure

Some time ago, I upgrade my FreeBSD box to 7.1-RC2, but now I'd like to move to 7.2-RELEASE. I tried running # uname -mrsi FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 i386 GENERIC # freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.2-RELEASE Looking ...
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httpd running but Apache not listening

How to debug a situation where httpd is running but netstat shows Apache is not listening? This is a server where I run two apaches (v2.2), one for my prod systems and one for dev, with separate IP ...
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Can not get to ect directory in FreeBSD

For the life of me I can not get to the /ect directory after doing a new FreeBSD 8.2 i386 version. Basically if I type cd / and then do an ls I can see it but if i try cd /ect this does not work from ...
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Postgres configuration

I'm installing PosgreSQL 9.0 over FreeBSD 8.1. In MySQL I have to change the root SQL user's password, here how can I do? And how can I add other SQL users? Thanks.
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saving bash shell errors to file

I'm trying to save the errors when I do a chmod to a file. I am running the command: chmod -R 766 * > chmod-errors.txt But that does not work. I also tried chmod -R 766 * | cat > ...
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Permissions … how to make a folder undeleteable?

On FreeNAS (FreeBSD) ... I'm trying to make a folder 'undeleteable'. I logged in as root. I created a folder called test and chmod it to 700 (rwx------). Owner is root, group is wheel. Then I log in ...
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How to get all hardlinks to the same data?

Have several hardlinks to the same file. How (for example) by one file(hardlink) get others pointing to the same data? No real task. Just interesting. May be useful.
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Copy files off FreeBSD

I have a FreeBSD machine that I have to copy everything off the drive. The fielsystem is UFS and not readable by any other operating system. (great...) I have a USB flash drive (FAT32) I need to copy ...
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ls | grep vim shows nothing (xorg same)

I've installed FreeBSD 8 mounted the cdrom went to cdrom/packages/All cd /cdrom/packages/All ls | grep vim and nothing appears same if I do ls | grep xorg
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How to make scrollock in Linux to work as it does in FreeBSD?

In FreeBSD it's possible to scroll screen buffer back and forth after pressing scrollock how to make it work like this in Linux. I hope there is a solution
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tmux key binding: Window not found

My problem is I can't make tmux key bindings to switch windows. I'm running tmux terminal multiplexer on the FreeBSD server. tmux is started automatically for all remote logins using ~/.bash_profile: ...
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Command to know if my computer will shutdown or not?

I am sending a reboot and shutdown command to a Free BSD computer. However I want to check that will that computer be shutdown or reboot really (I send this command from a reboot computer and I want ...
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the nature of pxebooting

Got a question regarding pxe-booting into freebsd. Let's assume the following. Machine A = dhcpd/tftp/console server Machine B = no OS (about get one by PXE) After pxe-booting machine B, I expect ...
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How to configure a FreeBSD port with default values (recursively)?

After doing a research in multiple search engines and reading https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/building.html and ...
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Changes Hostname on FreeBSD 10

I've tried changing the hostname on my FreeBSD box. Changed it in rc.conf, dhclient.conf and tried to set it manually but it still uses the old one. Also samba uses the old one despite its settings. ...
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FreeBSD 10 boot CD doesn't boot on VirtualBox

I downloaded the FreeBSD 10.0 boot CD ISO (FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-ia64-bootonly.iso) and am trying to boot it in VirtualBox for a new FreeBSD installation, without success. On boot I get FATAL: Could ...
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How can I skip mounted directories with chmod?

chown supports a -x option to ignore file system mount points. Is there an equivalent for chmod?
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Starting a service yields “This account is currently not available.” on FreeBSD

In this case I'm trying to start Jenkins as a service on FreeBSD 8.3. I recently upgraded my Jenkins installation from 1.476 to 1.554 using pkgng. I haven't used the previous installation, so (as far ...
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Convert spwd.db to master.passwd, specify paths

I need to produce master.passwd given spwd.db and pwd.db, like one can do with pwd_mkdb -p. However, I need to specify both input and output paths. So, given somesuch/spwd.db and somesuch/pwd.db, I ...
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How to reinstall things on freebsd

I was installing wget like so: # cd /usr/ports/ftp/wget # make install clean And then the interface popped up asking for build options. I made a mistake in build options # make install clean ...
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firefly freenas 8.2 with iTunes

I'm trying to get Firefly Version svn-1696 to work on Freenas 8.2 with iTunes (latest)... I've installed everything correctly and it seems to work. I have a working mount point so that the jailed ...
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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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How to uninstall GHC 7.x from FreeBSD?

I have installed GHC 7.x on FreeBSD, (installed with binary distribution, not pkg_add) but I have to downgrade it to 6.x. How can I uninstall it? Or is there general method to uninstall program on ...
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failed to enable x11 forwarding

I am trying to enable X11 forwarding on my server which is running on FreeBSD 7.1. I have a putty installed in my windows in which i have enabled X11 forwarding by checking on Enable X11 ...
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What is the upper limit of gstripe (RAID 0) performance in FreeBSD?

I've set up FreeBSD 7.X using gstripe (RAID 0) with two 320 GB SATA disks and raw read speed went from 70 MB/s to 110 MB/s. I'd like to know if I can reasonably expect similar gains (say roughly 200 ...
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Static default gateway on FreeBSD 8.0

on FreeBSD i know i can use the route command to add a default gateway like this: route add default 192.168.1.254 but this does not save on a reboot. How can i get it to save?
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Unzip a multi-file zip archive in freebsd

I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error: [user@host ...
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FreeBSD: listing installed ports (without root access)

I'd like to list which ports packages are installed on the wonderful web host NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (a FreeBSD system) and I tried pkg_info and pkg_info -a and I get no output, no errors. The ...
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CentOS up arrow previous command

On a FreeBSD machine that I've used, the up arrow key brings up the previous command BASED on the letters already typed. However on a CentOS machine that I'm using, the up arrow key simply bring up ...
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FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels, ran out of space while building ports for Mono

FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, ran out of space while building I downloaded the VM of FreeBSD 7.0 here: http://www.parallels.com/ptn/download/va/?va_id=227 and updated the ports tree ...
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How do I make netcat timeout nonsilently?

I'm trying to send some data to a server with a command like nc -w 3 IP_ADDRESS PORT < data where nc is the netcat from FreeBSD 5.4. When the server doesn't respond within 3 seconds I get no ...
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No space left: inodes

when I do df /dev/ada0p2 33927814 17086300 14127290 55% / devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev devfs 1 1 0 100% /var/named/dev It seems my ...
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Missing basic packages like pkg_add?

I recently performed a fresh install of 10.1-RELEASE (amd/x64_86) due to a botched upgrade. It seems like I'm missing basic utilities, like pkg_add. find / -name pkg_add is returning 0 hits (even when ...
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Handbrake: Getting avio_open2 failed, errno -2 when converting video on FreeBSD

On FreeBSD 9.2. Getting a cryptic error when converting a video using HandBrakeCLI. $ HandBrakeCLI --preset "iPad" --input "Wolf.Totem.mkv" --output "/mnt/media/Ad Hoc/Wolf Totem.mp4" [17:01:21] ...
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How to zero out unused space on UFS filesystem?

I have a FreeBSD system installed in VirtualBox and i want to compact its vdi. AFAIK, before doing this i need to fill unused space with zeros so VirtualBox can shrink it. On Windows there is sdelete ...
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Can't update pfSense

If trying to update pfSense I get an error Could not contact pfSense update server https://updates.pfsense.org/_updaters/amd64 Proof: The same address is downloadable from command line of ...
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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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How do I limit configure WPA supplicant to scan for 11g channels only?

In order to reduce the scanning time, I'd like to limit the scanning to 11g only My current list of channels # ifconfig wlan0 list regdomain :regdomain 0 country US anywhere -ecm Channel 1 : 2412 ...