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FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system which has grown out of the original BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) of the early days of Unix.

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How to pass a ZFS disk to qemu running on Windows 11 with FreeBSD 14 as guest os

I've virtualized the img file (created by dd'ing a real FreeBSD 14.0 installation) on Windows 11 wth qemu-kvm for Windows using the Hyper-V hypervisor. The parameters that I've used are the following ...
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How to rsync to a server that does not have rsync but has the SCP tool

The remote server is a FreeBSD like system from which rsync is not installed : $ ssh [email protected] which rsync scp Password: rsync not found /usr/local/bin/scp $ rsync -a /ring/0/share/...
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How to achieve SD card's life service to 10 years or more? [closed]

I have read from this link https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/faq/#servicelife about SD card's service life that with normal usage it can reached to 10 years or more? Wow, this is truly amazing! I know ...
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Console redirect not working as expected

I have a script that I want to watch run on the monitor. This is running on OPNsense, which is based on FreeBSD. The output is displayed, but each line starts as if tabbed every time. See screenshot. ...
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configure grub to work with either UEFI or PC BIOS boot

Is there a way to use GRUB to boot in a system that will only boot in UEFI mode AND (without changing anything on the disk) also boot in a system that will only boot in PC BIOS (legacy) mode? I want ...
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How to set up a jail network in FreeBSD13.2

I'm trying to build a toy network on a small server running FreeBSD 13.2. The idea is that I would have a few jails running web services that I could connect to from outside, which would then connect ...
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Yubikey ssh authentication fails with "signing failed for ECDSA-SK"

I have a Yubikey (Security Key NFC by Yubico) that I'm trying to set up on a Linux machine for SSH authentication in Discoverable keys mode. I've followed this tutorial and created the keys with ssh-...
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FreeBSD 13.2 network on Microsoft's Hypervisor

On the vm I try to connect to the Internet for all needs. If I ping or try anything it takes forever and no answers are given, at all. Tried chat GPT and got ideas on updating "/etc/rc.conf" ...
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Register FreeBSD OPNsense Repo for `os-` plugins

I have a community version of OPNsense runnung. I want to install the package os-wireguard-go on my machine. I found out that plugins will only be installable with a pro license. I also found this ...
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How to search several words in pkg (FreeBSD)

I want to search several words in FreeBSD packages using pkg command Example, if I want to search all packages with the words "web server" in the description, someone would try this: pkg ...
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Firefox very slow opening a new tab

Every time I try to open a new tab by clicking on a link in another application (such as Thunderbird), the entire desktop freezes (mouse moves, but that's it) and nothing happens for 10-15 seconds. ...
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How can I start the PF service without interrupting existing connections?

I have an Ansible playbook that starts the PF firewall. It freezes at this point because the SSH connection between the target and the host Ansible is executing on is interrupted as a result of this. ...
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My freebsd system is runngin too slow. Top shows everything fine

My freebsd system is running too slow. Why I think it is running slow: Even an ls command take 2 sec to execute, 20MB folder is taking forever to delete. Top shows everything fine. last pid: 892; ...
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Which permissions do I have to allow for zfs send

I'm trying to mirror some snapshots through zxfer as a user, on FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE, but I get stuck with % zxfer -dF -I com.sun:auto-snapshot -O zxfer@zfshost -R zroot/www zroot/backup warning: ...
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Firmware unavailable for Netgate XG-7100

I'm stuck with the firmware version 2.4.5 on this XG-7100 firewall and it seems that whatever branch or guide from netgate or thread I follow I cannot make pfSense to see a new firmware. Current ...
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HDA audio in Qemu for FreeBSD 14

I just installed Qemu in my Linux, and created a virtual machine, and installed FreeBSD 14 on it. I just enabled HDA audio in the Qemu command line (as seen below), but it doesn't work in the virtual ...
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How do I know which nvidia driver to install for FreeBSD?

The tutorial I'm following says to download the driver that corresponds to my system, but I don't know which one that is. I'm using a GTX 1050 ti.
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How do I install Microsoft Edge on FreeBSD?

I would like to use MSEdge on FreeBSD, but it's not on pkg, how do I install it?
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FreeBSD kernel image with built-in application

I have experienced creating a FreeBSD kernel image but is there a way to include an application, for example an SQlite database in the image? What I want to achieve is to package the application in ...
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User services in FreeBSD?

Say for instance I want to start up the emacs server for my user when I log in. In a systemd Linux system, I might make a unit file at ~/.config/systemd/user/emacs.service and enable it with systemctl ...
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Can't Mount USB drive FreeBSD

I've been trying to mount a USB drive to my FreeBSD install for an unreasonable amount of time now to no avail. At this point, I have looked at countless forum posts and manual pages and I am not ...
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FreeBSD pf.conf. Error: "no IP address found for wlan0:network"

Every time I try to make some sensible pf rules - I fail. Need someone to help me with the puzzling syntax and mechanics of pf. Here is my pf.conf: 1 # The name of our network interface as seen in `...
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My network setup do not work. FreeBSD

This question was asked by me on serverfault.com. It was closed as off-topic, with a suggestion to ask here, on superuser. The OS is FreeBSD 13.0. The setup that I need to establish is simple. In ...
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Uncaught Error: Class 'PDO' not found

I had a perfectly working installation, but needed to upgrade PHP 7.3 to 7.4 due to EOL. Since then, I have an error : Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'PDO' not found in /usr/local/www/nextcloud/...
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Unable to upgrade RAM on an old 32-bit IBM ThinkPad-T60 running FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE

I found an old IBM ThinkPad-T60 and I've been restoring it to get it ready to use. The machine came with 1 x 1GB of 333Mhz PC2 SODIMM RAM. Surprisingly, it has a 32-bit processor (my ThinkPad-T60p has ...
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Sending FreeBSD script output by email loses format (left aligned and right aligned in one line)

every day I am running a script on my router to check the traffic usage of a specific server. The script is working fine and with this output part of the script, I get following result: #Give output ...
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Hyper-V: NAT not functioning / guest cannot access internet

I'm running Windows 11 Pro, and have set up a FreeBSD VM under Hyper-V. Initially, the VM was using the default virtual switch, and internet access from the VM worked correctly. But in an attempt to ...
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Copying a large file from an USB 3 disk (NTFS or EXT4) to another one (UFS/FreeBSD) is a very slow process

I'm copying a large file from a NTFS formatted disk to another one,UFS/FreeBSD disk,both are removable disks attached to the USB 3 port. The file is 200 GB large and it is transferred very slowly. Why ...
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How Can I Rename Google Drive for Desktop Volumes?

I am using version 51 of Google Drive for Desktop. It has four accounts added to it. Each account is mounted to MacOS (Mojave) as a volume. Each volume has an irritatingly long name like: accountname@...
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how to install old versions of FreeBSD? (FreeBSD 12.2p4)

I'm trying to reproduce an issue in some code that occurs on OpenSSL 1.1.1K on FreeBSD 12.2p4. I downloaded and installed FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso, which installed FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p9 ...
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PAM authentication error when trying to log in via SSH to FreeBSD on VirtualBox

I have FreeBSD 12.2 installed on VirtualBox 6.1 with the "Bridged Adapater" mode enabled to test Apache via browser by following the IP address I receive by the ifconfig em0 inet command (...
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How to enable copy-pasting in VirtualBox command line with FreeBSD

I have FreeBSD 12.2 installed on VirtualBox 6.1. When I try to copy a text from Notepad++ editor and paste it to the VirtualBox command line by right-clicking, I receive the window about mouse ...
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unable to ping google.com from hyper-v installed freebsd instance

I'm trying to run FreeBSD on Hyper-V and it works BUT when I do ping google.com I get a ping: Unknown host error. Here's what happens when I type in ifconfig: lo0: flags=8049<UP, LOOPBACK,RUNNING,...
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Chroot, Containers or Virtualization on OS X for safe development

I would like to provide a bit of context before asking my questions: I've been working on Windows/Linux for years, and recently I was having a good time with WSL2. My Windows machine isn't powerful, ...
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Is it normal to have a server mother board with 2 ethernet (RJ45) ports using different drivers?

I have a ASRock Rack E3C236D2I - Mini-ITX motherboard that comes with two 2 x RJ45 Ethernet ports. I put this motherboard in a little server I'm using to run TrueNas Core (FreeBSD) on. I noticed that ...
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Add GPT to disk that has bare EXT4 file system without data loss

I have a few big spinning drives that I formatted as EXT4 without adding a GPT first. They work just fine on Linux obviously, but I need to move this drives to a FreeBSD box, and the mount plugin for ...
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How to tell firefox to render simple html white on black?

I am no browser expert nor web-dev. I read simple websites and they blind me if use anything more modern than lynx or w3i. However, sometimes these new modern websites require the operating systems ...
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Is it possible to enable HTTP2 with apache on FreeBSD

I was looking into making my Apache 2.4.46 web server prefer HTTP2 but was unable to find any info on how to enable it with FreeBSD. At this point I'm curious if it's even possible at this time. Note: ...
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Port forwarding and NAT using pf on freebsd

I have a network router that connects three networks with the outside world. One of the internal networks is public facing the other two are not and connected via NAT. I am part of a larger network ...
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zfs mount points are disappearing on reboot. how to fix it?

my zfs mountpoints are disappearing on reboot but able to get it back after import. please suggest me the solution? root@mfsbsd:~ # zpool import edjstorage root@mfsbsd:~ # zfs list NAME ...
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How to set ACL permissions freebsd

unix# setfacl -d -m group:smid_r:r /dat/samba/data/user/smit setfacl: /dat/samba/data/user/smit: acl_calc_mask() failed: Invalid argument setfacl: /dat/samba/data/user/smit: failed to set ACL mask ...
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How to mount USB as user on FreeBSD?

How does one configure FreeBSD (with no GUI) to allow a non-root user to mount a USB drive? I've followed the steps here, but I still get: $ mount -t msdosfs -o shortnames /dev/da0s1 ~/media/d300 ...
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Monitoring (and automatically restarting) services on FreeBSD

I have a home server running TrueNAS Core. Inside a Jail, I have Plex mediaserver running so I can easily view my photos on my TV. Due to some bug in Plex, it sometimes crashes when I add new pictures....
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FreeBSD: one-line command for an xterm window to sudo open an application, then close xterm whilst the app continues to run

I'd like GKrellMLaunch to: essentially, use sudo to open a GUI application – present an xterm window for entry of the password, then close the xterm window whilst the application continues to run. ...
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Do adaptors exist to connect SATA hard drives to M.2 slot

Do adaptors to connect a classical spinning hard drive, such as Seagate IronWolf NAS drives, to an M.2 slot exist? I am looking to the motherboard ASRock A520M-ITX for an upgrade of my NAS/VM server. ...
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ffmpeg zscale error on Freebsd

Installed via: pkg install ffmpeg When I run an ffmpeg command with zscale, I get the error: No such filter: 'zscale' Can someone point me to directions for compiling with libzimg to get around this ...
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FreeBSD ZFS: missing top-level device in zpool

As a result of 2 stupid sysadmin tricks on a FreeBSD 10.4 machine, I have a non-importable zpool in this state: # zpool import pool: v id: 5630710617833891462 state: UNAVAIL status: One or ...
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Aligning partitions to 4k boundaries results in 512b free space at beginning of drive

I'm partitioning a disk for FreeBSD installation. I create my partitions/slices: gpart create -s mbr ada0 gpart add -t freebsd -s 1G ada0 gpart add -t freebsd ada0 gpart create -s bsd ada0s1 Now I ...
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How to 4k align hard drive with pre-existing partitions - Linux, Windows partitions

I have a 1TB WD hard drive with Windows 10 and Devuan Linux Beowulf. I had partitioned with gparted IIRC prior to installation of both OS's. How to veerify if it is 4k aligned? If it's not so, how to ...
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Basic configuration of OpenSC

I received a Cherry ST-2000 and a Reiner SCT cyberJack RFID smartcard reader and some smartcards. I wanted to learn a bit about how these things work but I seem to fail a basic step. I tried a few ...
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