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NetBSD is an open-source Unix-like operating system, especially known for its portability

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What device does NetBSD use for a USB modem?

I'm testing some software on NetBSD 8.1 x86_64. The software opens a USB modem and issues AT commands. The software tested OK on Debian, Fedora, OS X, and OpenBSD. The software is having trouble on ...
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How to run a Windowed JAR file over SSH without installing JRE and without root access on NetBsd?

First, I can use Java, but for what I want to achieve (building a database where othe only application supporting the format is in Java), I need 100Gb of RAM during 20 hours. I have access to a ...
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Using a Console-only NetBSD VM

I am experimenting with NetBSD and seeing if I can get the Fenrir screenreader to run on it. However, I hit a snag post install; the console that I was using for the installation was working perfectly ...
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Install Linux on Old AirPort Extreme?

I have a very old AirPort Extreme, the A1408. Is it possible to install Linux on it, using the AirPort functionally as a hard disk, and then boot from that? I have also heard that AirPorts run NetBSD. ...
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What is the default File System in NetBSD? What are it's benefits and shortcommings?

I spent some time looking through the documentation, but honestly, I have not found any good answer. I understand NetBSD supports many FS types as USER SPACE, but I would like to know what is the ...
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Trying to install NetBSD 7.1 on QEMU/KVM

I am using OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 on a Dell Inspiron 1545.  An error occurs when I try to load NetBSD into QEMU/KVM: "module 'cd9660' pushed by bootloader already exists." I installed Lubuntu 16.04 ...
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<wheel user> is not in sudoers file for NetBSD 7.0

I installed sudo on NetBSD 7.0 using pkg. I copied /usr/pkg/etc/sudoers to /etc/sudoers because the docs say /etc/sudoers and possibly /etc/sudoers.local is used. I uncommented the line wheel ALL=(ALL)...
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

First part at NetBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N (Atheros AR9271 or Ralink RT5370) So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, lol). ugen0 at uhub4 port 8 ugen0: Mediatek 802.11 ...
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NetBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N (Atheros AR9271 or Ralink RT5370)

Where can I find and install an AR9271 driver for the latest NetBSD? The target machine does not have Internet access and I need to setup the WiFi dongle first. I only found this: https://www.daemon-...
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NetBSD - no pkg

After full installation of latest NetBSD I'm tried to launch pkgin, but received pkgin not found, also I've got same for pkgsrc. Then I've found, that there's no /usr/pkg location. That's normal or ...
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Configure error with pkgsrc trying to build xf86-video-intel

I am trying to build xf86-video-intel driver on NetBSD 64bit, and I have this problem: checking whether to build Xorg PCI functions... checking for PCIACCESS... no configure: error: Package ...
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How to bootstrap a MIPS NetBSD iso in qemu?

I'm trying to bootstrap a NetBSD 4.0 iso in qemu, but am not having much luck. My host computer is running OS X, and I successfully installed qemu with homebrew, but have been unable to bootstrap the ...
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Reliable HFS+ Journaled mount in any OS for ARMv6

I need an operating system for ARMv6 (Raspberry Pi) that can reliably mount HFS+ Journaled as read/write, with volume sizes up to 16TB. I've not been able to find details on how stable HFS+ Journaled ...
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NetBSD as VMware workstation guest: `startx` hangs and maxes all CPUs utilization

I am using VMware workstation 8. I have attempted to install and run NetBSD 5.1.2 and 6.0. Installations all went OK and the system was usable until I install a window manager. After installed xfce4, ...
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NetBSD kernel - C Prog

I am trying to boot the system in silent mode by setting the AB_SILENT flag in the boothowto variable. I'm new to the NetBSD kernel - can anyone throw some light on how to proceed?
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NetBSD Networking

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (probably almost dead). ...
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Most Windows-like text editor that can be used through PuTTY in NetBSD?

Please help me find an editor that behaves more like the modern Windows editors do, that I could use on a NetBSD box through PuTTY. This includes the absense of the distinction between view/insert/...
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NetBSD, OpenBSD, *BSD and FreeBSD compared

I recall reading a comparison of NetBSD and FreeBSD a few years back, and in 2000 (okay many) it looked like NetBSD forked processes better, while FreeBSD threaded better, and so, for Apache 1 NetBSD ...