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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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Meaning of red plus sign in FreeBSD ports configuration screen

Maybe a bit of a noob question, but I can't find it anywhere (I googled it, and I've tried the handbook, but I might have missed it): When I install a port and the port asks for configuration ...
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Slow internet connection speed compared to other hosts in the same network

My home network consists of an ADSL modem, directly connected to the Internet, and two laptops, connected to the modem using wireless cards. One of the laptops uses Microsoft Windows 7 and the other ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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FreeBSD with MySQL 5.6 installed fails on first launch

I am trying to start MySQL for the first time. The install_db script runs error free I used: mysql_install_db --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/local But first launch attempt ends with: 2015-03-10 ...
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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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IPv6 only works incoming and localy on FreeBSD 8.4

I am running FreeBSD 8.4 and have trouble with IPv6. I can connect to my server from outside, connect locally to my jails. But from the server I cannot connect to the outside world. When I ping6 to ...
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Where is this IPv6 address coming from?

When I run ifconfig (after rebooting) on my FreeBSD 8.4 system it outputs this: inet6 fe80::225:90ff:fe10:7e84%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 inet6 xxxx:xxxx:1009::2 prefixlen 64 ...
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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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How to drop privileges in an rc script on FreeBSD?

The manpage on rc makes it sound like one has to specify ${name}_user only in order to make rc drop privileges and execute the service command as the specified user. It doesn't work in my case and the ...
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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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how to get output of a running nohup process if nohup.out gets deleted

I have a nohup process running on my FreeBSD 8.4 box. Initially I was looking at nohup console messages output through tail -f nohup.out But I accidentally deleted nohup.out file. How can I access ...
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How to figure out which (potentially uninstalled) port provides a command in FreeBSD?

make search name=X and make search key=Y don't seem to find command names reliably, especially not if they aren't mentioned in the port's description. In Debian-based systems there's apt-file which ...
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How can I import the FreeBSD VM Current Snapshots into VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion?

I'm trying to import any of the .raw, .vhd, or .vmdk images from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/VM-IMAGES/11.0-CURRENT/amd64/ into VMWare Worksation (on Windows) or VMWare Fusion (on ...
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How to fix timezone data in pfSense/freeBSD?

We have special situation with timezones here in Russia. Recently government had cancelled timesave shifting and it was no timeshifts for some time, but recently they decided to make one "last" ...
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FreeBSD default router

I have two network interfaces in a FreeBSD box, both configured with DHCP; each is assigned an IP and gateway. FreeBSD is using the wrong interface for outbound traffic. How can I override the default ...
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Tor browser bundle not starting in Open/FreeBSD

Tor Browser Bundle not starting with both OpenBSD and PC-BSD I have downloaded and extracted 64bit version of the TBB, but when I click the 'start-tor-browser' it doesn't do anything. When I try: $ ...
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NAS4Free and SMB not allows me to access shared folders

I have some troubles trying to create a chared folder on my server hosted with NAS4Free. I enabled the CIFS/SMB service: Create some shares: However if I try to access to these folders from my ...
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Semiautomatic rename of files according to pattern?

I have a lot of files and directories named similar to [Origin]Description[Techinfo]. Sometimes, brackets can be round brackets instead of square brackets, or spaces between the parts. How can I ...
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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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No ntopng menu item in pfsense

I have ntopng package installed on pfSense. Unfortunately, I don't see appropriate menu item: Why
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How to install manpages on FreeNAS 9.3?

I'm having enourmous trouble installing manpages on FreeNAS 9.3 (based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15). I tried: installing pc-sysinstall from ...
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FreeBSD sysctl.conf kernel.panic parametr?

There is a kernel.panic param in Linux's /etc/sysctl.conf to auto-reboot the OS when the kernel crashes. Is there anything like this in FreeBSD?
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FreeBSD with 64 CPUs

I have a quad socket octo-core system running FreeBSD. Currently, I need to turn off HyperThreading to get it to boot, as FreeBSD only supports 32 CPUs. There were some patches made awhile ago ...
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FreeBSD KVM port maturity

What information is available on the stability and maturity of the FreeBSD KVM port? Please only share in-depth articles on why it would be stable, or why it wouldn't be based on real life ...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and ...
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Netbeans keeps compiling from the beginning

I have quite a big C++ project in Netbeans. Its taking about 2 minutes for it to successfully compile (-j6 mode). My problem is that, everytime I build my project (not making clean!) it keeps ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Am I able to define if the USB flash drive is bootable or not?

Let's describe what I'm doing first: Initial task is to install and setup NAS4Free on my home server consisting of Asus AT5NM10T-I motherboard (with Atom D525 CPU), 2GB of memory, 3TB hard drive, a ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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Mac Powerbook G4 exceeding critical temperature when booting from CD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my old PowerBook G4 17". To do so, I have to boot from a live cd containing freebsd. The problem is that when I boot the cd and see the beginning of the installation, ...
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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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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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FreeBSD flag to ignore permission errors when searching file for a string

Im using the following to serch for a string in all the files in a directory. grep -Flr --include "*" 'mystring' /modules/ Which works perectly fine and returns the files which contain the string. ...
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FreeBSD make error - File 5.19 supports only version 12 magic files. /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc is version 8?

I'm having trouble reinstalling ProFTPD on a FreeBSD 10.1 setup. The server is newly upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1. When I start the make install clean process, these warnings first shows on screen. ...
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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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FreeBSD pkg init by script

On just installed Freebsd need to initialize pkg by hands. Otherwise pkg system not allowed. How to init pkg automatically by script? Maybe need install someone port? Or something else?
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cpan in FreeBSD 9.0

I have a FreeBSD 9.0 installation which works fine. The only problem is cpan. I tried forums.freebsd but didn't help much. Here is some cli output: [user ~]$ cpan --version Cannot load ...
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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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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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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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Network with a router and IPS

I´d like to tool around a little bit with a network using a router which is connected to a modem and a Intrusion Protection System (FreeBSD) in between the router and the other computers/servers. ...
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FreeBSD 9: How to locate an exact filename?

Trying to use locate command to find an exact match for the given pattern. However it results showing all matching files.. For example: I want to find a binary named: node But it gives me all ...
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Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault)

Fresh i386 FreeBSD install on my old PC. After entering startx to run Lumina for FreeBSD. I get a fatal error. See the log below. Please be gentle haha, I'm new to FreeBSD since yesterday. Thanks ...
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Installing new OS on Powerbook G4 without USB key or CD

I recently got a PowerBook G4 17" with a 1.67 GHz PowerPC CPU, 2GB of RAM, 100 GB of hard drive and running under OS X 10.5.8. These computers are actually getting more and more obsolete, and this ...
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Is there an advantage to booting from a USB 3.0 Flash drive?

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS box for home use, and would prefer to boot from a USB flash drive. The hardware I'm considering doesn't have USB 3.0, but I'm doubtful it would make a difference: ...
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Is there an equivalent to the hosts file that is not system-wide? [duplicate]

Is there an equivalent to editing the hosts-file for ip to hostname mapping that is not global and system wide? Running FreeBSD.
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How to Get Run Level in FreeBSD

At Linux we can get run level as like: if [ "$(runlevel | sed 's/.* //')" = 6 ]; then echo "A reboot is in progress" fi and run level 0 is for shutdown. How can I do the same for Free BSD?
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Has anyone managed to compile nmon for freebsd? or alternatives?

Im used to this great tool called nmon. if you havnt heard of it you should check it out Anyway im dabbeling with freebsd, and wanted to see if i can get it compiles. I managed to get the includes ...