1. skowroniasty

    Other full disk encryption software

    Helo, I want encrypt external USB drive, at this moment I use dm-crypt (XFS filesystem), but I cannot read this drive under freeBSD. Do you know any software, which can encrypt drive and it will work on Linux and FreeBSD? At this moment i think about TrueCrypt,but maybe you know something better.
  2. Donald Baud

    equivalence between FreeBSD and Ubuntu

    I recently found myself forced to work with Ubuntu. I would like to ask what are the equivalence for some common administration tasks. What is the equivalent of: /etc/rc.conf where do I add the SERVICE_ENABLE="YES" and other flags? where do I store the ethernet config on Ubuntu? I read about...
  3. K

    New user to BSD, coming from Linux

    Hi everyone, I have just started to try out FreeBSD. I'm installing xorg at the moment. I know that I'm going to run into troubles with installing stuff so I figured I'd make a thread on the forums & see what I can learn! I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, I don't know what section...
  4. F

    NFS client hangs all the time when I enter large directory

    Hi All, I have been facing a strange problem on AWS, where I created a large FreeBSD NFS server, with the below configuration. My throughput to writing a file is 600-800 Mbps and reading files are much higher. I have no issues with throughput, but the problem is with while accessing a folder...
  5. ShelLuser

    Documentation: what sets amateurs & professionals apart...

    Note: this is a somewhat opinionated writing, but I can back up all my statements with evidence (and I will). I also want to point out that my post isn't necessarily meant to talk down on Linux (hence not mentioning it in the topic), but after seeing all this I did feel like outing a critical...
  6. A

    Multiboot on an External

    Hey all. Sorry that my first post is basically a "somebody throw me a line" post...but here goes! :-) I'm currently running 3 OS's (2x linux distributions, 1x windows os) on my laptop. I also connect a 1TB external HD to it. On this External HD, I want to run FreeBSD and likely a couple linux...
  7. kuroneko

    Why FreeBSD over Linux for desktop?

    Hello everyone. I would like to know why would FreeBSD be a better choice than Linux. I currently have Linux (Debian). So I would like to know what are the benefits of using FreeBSD as a desktop over Linux. The things I do pretty much are programming and digital art(when I feel like it), I don't...
  8. J

    Help, Only root can use linux-oracle-jdk

    I've install linux-oracle-jdk, and i find i can run "java -version" with root user, but with other user, "java -version" command has no reposonse. Could anyone tell me what's wrong with it?
  9. U

    BTRFS deprecated in Redhat

    Looks like Redhat have stopped any further updates to BTRFS and will be removing it in the next major version. Not that...
  10. ompadu

    Install package as a dependency

    Hello, I am coming from Arch Linux and I am trying to find the correct pkg flag to replicate the pacman -S --asdeps package_name behavior. Context on what this command is and what am I trying to achieve from the pacman wiki: Translating from Arch Linux to FreeBSD: opphan packages in Arch are...
  11. fort77

    hardware support and Linux

    I have a two questions about the status and future of hardware support (most commonly video cards and wireless) on FreeBSD. These are general questions and I felt they probably belonged here not in a sub-category. 1- Does Linux have better access/availability of drivers compared to FreeBSD? I...
  12. A

    Solved Cannot launch linux-rtcw - error while loading shared libraries

    I have installed the port linux-rtcw and copied the .pak files. But it fails to launch with the following errors: noob@freebsd-pc:~/Downloads/Return to Castle Wolfenstein % wolf ./wolf: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file...
  13. scrappywan

    Other Desktop environments with best support moving forward

    I have been pondering for a while now which desktop environment FreeBSD users consider the best choice for today and in the future. It looks as though desktop environments created primarily for Linux such as Gnome and KDE may become more difficult, if not impossible to keep up to date for...
  14. Timidouveg

    Can I install Linux version of ath10k on freeBSD ?

    Hello everyone :) I'm a fresh user of FreeBSD from Windows. I installed the version 10.3 on my new computer by livecd which I burnt. I need to install a driver for my network card (Qualcomm Atheros - QCA6174), but this is ath10k and the FreeBSD port is not ready actualy. Can I install...
  15. Cityscape

    Solved Recommend order for a tri-boot setup?

    Hi everyone, I am new, I am finally taking the plunge and going to try FreeBSD (upon the recommendation of a telecom IT guy I know.) I want to do a tri-boot setup... Windows 10 + Linux (which has been my primary OS since '09) + FreeBSD. My question is is there a particular order that I...
  16. Farhan Khan

    Solved Grub Failing to boot FreeBSD

    I am dual-booting Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) and FreeBSD on the same laptop. I decided to use Grub2 (explanation below). Since Linux boots, I am doing this from Linux. The kernel appears to boot and scrolls through the kernel messages, but then ends with the following message: Mountroot: waiting for...
  17. btomza

    Install VMware-Horizont-Client on FreeBSD

    Hi All, I need to install VMware-Horizont-Client on my freebsd, I've downloaded the linux version from here: But really I don't know if there is a way to run and install it.... I have the...

    SSHD performance FreeBSD vs GNU/Linux

    Hello! After some testing I've found out that my FreeBSD sshd daemon takes more CPU time than other OS (11% vs 6%). The same usage for 20Mb/s and for 90Mb/s. It doesn't matter from where I start SSH session. Please look at the following information. #1 OS: FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p3 #2 Other...
  19. J

    Closed Why, as a programmer and desktop user, I seem I cannot give up Linux for FreeBSD

    Hello. I am a C/C++ Python and Java developer at the Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Trieste, Italy. For the control system we use and produce open source software, and we develop under linux. I have been a fan of FreeBSD since my laurea degree thesis back in 2004. To cope with work...
  20. zoujiaqing

    about linux 4.9 google commit for BBR congestion control

    BBR Article: linux 4.9 patch: FreeBSD should also be improved.