freebsd 12.1

  1. decuser

    ssh without ssh daemon

    This is less a FreeBSD question and more of an ssh question, but I'm open to FreeBSD answers :). Is it possible to use ssh to log in to my server without setting up the ssh daemon? In my mind, I thought it'd be easy... something along the lines of ssh -l 22 on fenris and then remoting to fenris...
  2. decuser

    Mac Pro Keyboard Numeric Keypad not responding

    Is there a keymap that corresponds to an apple keyboard with numeric keypad? How can I select it post install?
  3. decuser

    Why stdio manpage, but not stdlib manpage

    Why is there a manpage for stdio, but not for stdlib in section 3? Linux has one, but not FreeBSD. Seems odd and is quite annoying as I'm trying to learn more about systems programming and I'd like to know what functions are readily available for writing such programs, even on barebones systems...
  4. decuser

    Minimal FreeBSD based system, or how can I manually install FreeBSD... minimally... without internet connectivity

    I realize that I have asked a question that isn't artful. I'm trying to learn a bit more about how things work, so I may not have asked this correctly. Help me out. What I think I want to do is something along the lines of: 1. In a VM running 12.1 w/root on ZFS (or alternatively w/UFS) 2. Add a...
  5. decuser

    ZFS Unable to chflags on ZFS filesystem

    I tried to chflags a newly minted file in my home directory and got "operation not supported". I tried it as sudo and as owner to no avail. I have tried it on my ufs systems and it worked, but now, on my ZFS system, it doesn't. I'm not sure ZFS is the issue, but would appreciate some...
  6. decuser

    hdaa driver documentation

    I figured out how to get sound working on my MacPro5,1 (mid 2010). Here's that thread. Basically: sudo vi /etc/sysctl.conf dev.hdaa.0.gpio_config="0=set 1=set" hw.snd.default_unit=3 Part of this makes sense (which unit is the default), and part of it is magic(0=set 1=set). I gather this is...
  7. decuser

    Solved MacPro5,1 (mid 2010) sound configuration issue

    I've been running FreeBSD 12.1 on my MacPro for a couple of weeks and just noticed that sound doesn't appear to be working. Here's what I've done to troubleshoot: sudo cat /dev/sndstat Installed devices: pcm0: <Realtek ALC889A (Analog)> (play/rec) pcm1: <Realtek ALC889A (Rear Digital)>...
  8. The_Fireplace

    Unable to start mysql-server service

    I have a fresh install of databases/mysql80-server version 8.0.21 (installed using pkg install mysql80-server), and when I attempt to start the service, it doesn't seem to actually start. I've looked through threads on this forum and a few others, and still haven't found a solution, so I'll post...
  9. decuser

    Solved Upgrading my MacPro 5,1 to FreeBSD 12.1 - video kernel driver

    As a reaction to Apple's choosing not to support 'ancient' hardware, and in line with my slow migration to bsdland, I'm upgrading my mid-2010 MacPro (with its 12-2.93GHz cores and a measly 32GB ram) to FreeBSD 12.1. The install went flawlessly. However, when I tried kldload radeonkms or amdgpu...
  10. decuser

    Is it possible to simulate a tape device attached to a file in FreeBSD?

    At the risk of causing all kinds of who knows what kind of discussion mayhem, I'd like to know if it's possible? I have this idea in my head that I want to be able to play around with tapes... the only problem is, I don't have any tapes or tape drives for that matter. So, can I attach a file to...
  11. decuser

    Lumina and VirtualBox

    I am playing around with VMs and installed 12.1 in VirtualBox 6.1.12 on MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave). I installed FreeBSD (surely there's a shorthand for this - maybe fbsd?) 12.1 and fired it up with EFI checked (EFI video console is more reasonable). I did a base install and booted into FreeBSD. I...
  12. decuser

    Middle button emulation using keyboard and left click?

    I am setting up a laptop (Ideapad Y500) and it only has a trackpad with two buttons. The trackpad is pretty clunky (I'm used to my T430 and Macbook). I am nearly unable to use it in 3 button emulated mode - clicking left and right on it at the same time is pretty tricky. Is there a way to get X...
  13. decuser

    Middle button emulation using keyboard and left click?

    I am setting up a laptop (Ideapad Y500) and it only has a trackpad with two buttons. The trackpad is pretty clunky (I'm used to my T430 and Macbook). I am nearly unable to use it in 3 button emulated mode - clicking left and right on it at the same time is pretty tricky. Is there a way to get X...
  14. decuser

    Video problem with NVidia Geforce GT 750 M (Ideapad Y500)

    I'm trying to install FreeBSD to another laptop. This time, it's an Ideapad Y500. It has an NVidia Geforce GT 750 M card. When I boot the UEFI installer for FreeBSD 12.1, the boot menu shows up small and to the left, but when the install screen shows up, the screen is split into three unreadable...
  15. decuser

    Solved How do I startx over ssh?

    I am trying to run X over ssh and would like to run the command startx, but I get this error: I've dug around a bit and it seems either folks never want to do this or they're on linux and edit Xwrapper.conf to allow users to do this. For me, I'm reading Volume Three of the X Window Systems...
  16. decuser

    utmpx and struct futx - replicating who

    I am in the process of learning systems programming in FreeBSD 12.1. I'm reading and working through Bruce Molay's 2002 book, "Understanding Unix/Linux Programming: A Guide to Theory and Practice." The author says the best way to learn systems programming is to think about, investigate, and...
  17. decuser

    xref, cxref, any crossref command?

    Is there something similar to xref or cxref for the source code in FreeBSD? I used cscope which isn't bad, but that seems to be purely interactive. I'd like to be able to create a listing of cross references that I can print out and study.
  18. Geezer

    Re - FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

    https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/freebsd-12-1-release-now-available-on-microsoft-azure-marketplace.76074/ Is there any difference in the version available at azure?
  19. decuser

    Solved Pass -u option to ntpdate on startup

    I've read dozens of ntpdate posts and have not been able to find a working fix for this problem. When I start up my server, ntpdate complains: 29 Jun 13:45:55 ntpdate[515]: no server suitable for synchronization found Like most posters, I am able to manually set the time using ntpdate with the...
  20. R

    How to enable hardware acceleration in FreeBSD ?

    Hi, I posted before a computer which has some limited hardware. It's specs are these. AMD 64 Athlon 3000+. Nvidia FX 5700 256MB. 512MB RAM DDR x2 = 1024MB. I have installed on it FreeBSD 12.1 RELEASE-p6 GENERIC i386 with the LXDE Desktop. When the LXDE desktop wants to use a screensaver which...
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