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    Dream Setup

    Hello! I've been itching to get my hands on a machine to install FreeBSD on, for about a year now. During this time I've stumbled upon three laptops and two stationary computers, non of which were capable of running the system (You guessed it - driver problems ;) ). The point is, I think I've...
  2. I

    FreeBSD hanged (I think) due to driver issue

    Something terrible happened. My FreeBSD PC (v. 13) hanged. Upon rebooting and examinig, it looks like the graphics driver is the culprit: (above error message is found in /var/log/messages, and typed (because the PC's network is not connected) Any thoughts about this? Or since this is...
  3. F

    Can I compile Linux hardware code with FreeBSD?

    So I have a close-source wi-fi card. It works fine with windows ofc and fine with Linux because Ubuntu's developers develop a hardware support for that driver and its open-source. So Im really enjoying using FreeBSD but not being able to connection internet without ethernet cable or extra wi-fi...
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    "Fn" key not recognized to change the screen brightness on Dell laptop.

    Hi, My laptop is a dell latitude 7240 with a Haswell cpu. Mate Desktop is installed. My goal is to get the “fn” working to change the screen brightness. I installed https://www.freshports.org/graphics/intel-backlight and I can change the screen brightness by entering ,for.e.g...
  5. aponomarenko

    A new way to find compatible parts for a computer based on self-reporting

    A new method of searching for compatible parts for upgrading a computer has become available based on the data from the BSD-Hardware.info portal using the hw-probe telemetry/self-reporting client. The idea is quite simple — different users of the same computer model (or motherboard) can use...
  6. dch

    Solved support for hardware watchdogs in supermicro mainboard (X10SRA-F)

    My system started hanging a few weeks ago, and I'm suspecting hardware problems. It's a hard hang, the whole system freezes but never reboots. This post is about finding a way to trigger a reboot if the system hangs, not the actual problem itself! My mainboard has both IPMI, and a BIOS enabled...
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    Intel AX200 Wi-Fi Module Support

    Hello. I recently setup a OPNSense firewall, and everything works great except it appears that FreeBSD does not support the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi module. Does anybody know if it will be supported in the near future, or if there is any way to get it work today? I've SSH'd into the firewall and run...
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    DHCP gets IP address wrong

    I just installed FreeBSD 12.2. I'm trying to set up internet access with an Intel 8260 Dual Band AC wifi adapter. I'm using an Xfinity Technicolor XB6 router from Comcast which has an IP address of and when using DHCP it assigns IP addresses in the form of 10.0.0.x. For some reason the...
  9. K

    Porting freeBSD to macbook pro 2015

    Hello all, I am a new user to FreeBSD and I decided that I wanted to move from MacOS to FreeBSD. I am currently using a Macbook pro from 2015 and I want to do the transition from MacOS to FreeBSD for both privacy reasons and familiarize with another operating system. I am currently studying...
  10. Rastko

    Server down, can't repair

    So I had my server up and running for two months. It's a home computer Dell Optiplex (or something) with Pentium 4. Well, it did not actually make it two months. After a month and some, I could not log in. When I hooked up a keyboard and monitor, I've realised it won't go past the boot loader...
  11. routeMAHvlans

    Solved nanoBSD (BSDRP really) onboard NIC causing pci NIC card to drop off.

    Hi forum, am at a bit of a loss, here. Not super competent at FreeBSD but persistent enough to break stuff still it starts working. Scenario: em's0-5 appear in dmesg log, however after boot completes em's1-4 are 'not found' via ifconfig, and pciconf -lv show em0 as an Intel 1000 pro...
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    Is there any DAC compatible with FreeBSD?

    I decided to move from Windows 7 to a BSD or Linux OS on desktop and I'll start a home server probably with FreeBSD. I have a few concerns because I have a few USB devices which has drivers / applications only for Windows. One of them is a Suunto Ambit3 sport watch, the other is a Sabaj D3 DAC...
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    ZFS Troubleshooting ZFS storage pool

    I am looking for advice on how to identify performance issues with a ZFS storage server. The server is a prototype that I have built as a proof of concept for a NAS device that will allow me to offload camera memory cards to shared storage. We are talking around 512GB transfers with checksum...
  14. MrRichBOB

    Another BCM4322 (FreeBSD 12)

    I would like to apologise in advance, if this is straight-forward, and/or answered elsewhere on the forum--I have tried for the past few hours to look hard before I dared ask any questions, and I combed through the WiFi section of the Handbook, etc. Basically, in short, I am using an EliteBook...
  15. D

    C/C++ Checking for a program accessing hardware

    Is there a way to have my program check to see if another program is already accessing or attempting to access hardware, such as a webcam? A web search doesn't yield any results for this and I'm not even sure if FreeBSD has a way to check for this type of thing.
  16. K

    Laptop Thinkpad X1 Extreme (Levono)

    Hello community, as I’ve asked to my friend Trev (but I solicit him very much): here’s my problematic: I was thinking about laptop and I’ve seen a lot of threads/discussions told that a laptop (the Thinkpad X1 carbon 6th generation from Levono ) is just the perfect desktop to use FreeBSD « out...
  17. decuser

    Help choosing a video card

    All, I would like to buy a cheap, compatible, video card that is able to output 1920x1080 through an hdmi cable. Is there such a thing? I would appreciate your suggestions for 2019. I have read endless posts about how to get this card or that card to work, but is there a card that will just...
  18. RedPhoenix

    No Sound In FreeBSD :(

    So the title is pretty self-explanatory. First, let me say this: FreeBSD DEFINITELY sees my Sound Card, but I'm unsure as to how to make it work. Here's the output of dmesg | grep pcm: pcm0: <Realtek ALC282 (Analog)> at nid 20 and 25 on hdaa0 pcm1: <Realtek ALC282 (Analog)> at nid 33 and 18...
  19. vermaden

    HOWTO: Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - DIY Backup

    I would like to share an article about setting up small silent/fanless FreeBSD server for backup purposes. Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server - DIY Backup https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/silent-fanless-freebsd-server-diy-backup/ Regards, vermaden
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    Remote code execution on almost all Intel processors: this is again the Management Engine fault

    Persecuted by further discoveries of gaps in the mechanism of speculative instruction execution, Intel discovered that its chips are vulnerable to attack on the other hand - the infamous Management Engine remote management subsystem. This computer-in-computer, which can have complete control...