Being in the process of doing that for myself, I think it can be useful to put together a list of the most recent / breadth-some links on how to run FreeBSD as a full-fledged workstation.
(after having done the same for openbsd, although there probably are far less pages)
Here is my first catch...
I would like to compile part of the FreeBSD sources (compiling on FreeBSD) for a different target string, e.g. x86_64-pc-linux-gnu. Is there a way to specifiy make to compile for this architecture/target?
Thank you for your consideration,
On my HP xw9400, when I boot from a stick with FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64, I get a list as follows
BIOS drive C: is disk0
BIOS drive H: is disk5
Then it hangs at the vertical bar. Why might this be?
So I upgrade my main workstation from FreeBSD 11.3 (FreeBSD 11.3-release-p14) to 11.4 (FreeBSD 11.4-release-p4) today.
root@kg-core2# freebsd-version -ku
root@kg-core2# uname -a
FreeBSD kg-core2.kg4.no 11.4-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 1...
I am trying to use the rpki-client without success...
# pkg search rpki
rpki-client-6.7.p1 Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) implementation from OpenBSD
# pkg install rpki-client
# ls /usr/local/etc/rpki/
afrinic.tal apnic.tal lacnic.tal...
Is there a way to use a virtual network interface on a physical FreeBSD host?
TL;DR - yes - use epair interfaces.
Background: I have this new and quite cheap laptop (Lenovo ideapad 530S-14ARR). It was on outlet sale, therefore cheap. It doesn't have a wired ethernet interface, and the wireless...
Sometimes when we install some binary packages (such as k3b / isc-dhcpd) and instruction of additional configuration is displayed on a console. I guess this is official documentation related with compiled port (binary package is just a compiled port).
I would like to read that...
In case you missed it, the FreeBSD foundation is hosting FreeBSD Fridays and Office Hours. These events are synchronous, live sessions, where the host(s) talk about, demonstrate, or answer questions in real time. The video portion is livestreamed and there is a IRC chatroom associated with...
I've looked at the Handbook, Developer's handbook, and pored through a number of google searches and haven't found what I'm looking for. I would like to learn to write network programs on FreeBSD, in C. What is a good way for me to learn the basics? I have seen lots of books, but I'm a little...
Setting up obs studio on freebsd
Boot up with the external usb mic plugged in
+ install obs and obs browser plugin
# pkg install obs-studio-25.0.4 obs-qtwebkit-g2018090201_2
+ set the xdg_runtime_directory directory to /tmp/username for pulseaudio
edit your shell config file, replace vi...
I recently switched from dwm to xmonad
and made a few videos about setting up xmonad on freebsd
I am trying to put FreeBSD 11.4 or 12.1 on my RasPi original and after I power it on it goes through the boot process but says it can't find a device to write too. I have an 8GB SD card in there. If I can get a video of it I will post. But wanted to see if anyone had experienced this as well.
Hi, I installed FreeBSD on an old computer, which has a 3com 3C900-COMBO NIC.
The problem here is that it looks like it detects the NIC, and installs the driver for it, which is called "xl", but unfortunately, it doesn't look like the interface is working properly.
This is because I've got a Hub...
Hi, I'm having some trouble trying to install FreeBSD on my Pentium 3.
I burned a disk with the FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso, and when I try to install it on the Pentium 3 PC I get this error: lua error cannot open /boot/lua/load.lua no such file or directory.
So at first I thought maybe...
Hello. I try to http://motp.sourceforge.net/pam_mobile_otp-0.6.2.tgz compile in FreeBSD 12.
I try to compile it with GCC, i get :
gcc -fPIC -D_REENTRANT -c pam_mobile_otp.c
pam_mobile_otp.c: In function 'otp':
pam_mobile_otp.c:134:5: warning: implicit declaration of function 'md5_calc'...
Hey guys. I hope everyone is staying safe with COVID-19. Here's hoping it will go to /dev/null soon... So, anyway, as the title of this post says, I'm having trouble getting X to start (XFCE4 works fine when it manages to load properly with Xorg). I know things are working fine because the text...
Hi, newcomer here.
I'm having problems with unusually long boot time of the system. It takes around 45 seconds. I don't remember it being that way last time I tinkered with FreeBSD. The system I installed it on is Thinkpad T440p with i5-4300m, 12GB RAM and I used the m.2 SATA SSD for it. I used...