1. Cath O'Deray

    Solved OpenZFS: peculiarity with a labelled cache device and an unexpected label

    At some point in time, my pool named Transcend began using a device reference instead of the previously specified label – gpt/cache-transcend – for its one cache device. Question Now, is there any way for the pool to begin using the label without loss of content of L2ARC? I assume that either...
  2. Cath O'Deray

    KDE Plasma: ☑ Raise maximum volume

    ☑ Raise maximum volume Before I make a bug report: does this feature work for anyone? I can drag to visually raise the volume above 100%: – however there's no audible increase, and when I cease dragging the slider, it bounces back to the left, to the 100% mark.
  3. Cath O'Deray

    Chromium audio

    With Teams, neither the microphone nor the speaker can be changed. Is this normal? www/chromium only in this topic, please.
  4. Cath O'Deray

    freebsd-update fetching but failing to install updates

    FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE. p4 kernel, p5 userland, consistent with <https://bokut.in/freebsd-patch-level-table/#releng/13.0>. freebsd-update(8) repeatedly fetches but fails to install updates. Rebooted, no better. How should I resolve this? …
  5. Cath O'Deray

    Firefox on FreeBSD: shared web content processes, -isForBrowser and dom.ipc.processCount

    dom.ipc.processCount is 8 (the default here). Recently, I often see more than eight content shared web content processes, for example: Is this excess allowed, by design? A later shot: After a few tests, it seems that the expected number is used if, say, I have three windows open before...
  6. Cath O'Deray

    IPv6, routing and gif(4)

    I use the Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Tunnel Broker service, without difficulty. gif0 is up, following a take-down for test purposes. Problem root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # ping -6 freshports.org ping: UDP connect: No route to host root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # How can I regain a...
  7. Cath O'Deray

    Code - OSS making excessive use of the CPU before and after quit

    Code - OSS a.k.a. Visual Studio Code a.k.a. VS Code a.k.a. VSCode – editors/vscode Before quit (Control-Q): After quit, excessive use persists. I can use htop to kill the process, however I'd prefer to diagnose the bug, if not too difficult. Any suggestions? TIA Postscript Difficult to...
  8. Cath O'Deray

    pkg info -x

    Below, results show only one of the packages that are not installed: % pkg info -x avcodec dav1d ffmpeg fstrcmp lcms2 libass libavcodec libbluray libcec libcrossguid libfmt libfstrcmp libGLU libglvnd liblzo libvdpau lzo2 spdlog sqlite3 taglib waylandpp pkg: No package(s) matching avcodec...
  9. Cath O'Deray

    buildworld WITHOUT_TOOLCHAIN, buildkernel and installworld

    From the attached file: root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:/usr/src # cd /usr/src && time make -j2 WITHOUT_TOOLCHAIN=yes buildworld > buildworld.log 2>&1 && make -j2 buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC-NODEBUG Ambiguous output redirect. root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:/usr/src # sh # cd /usr/src && time...
  10. Cath O'Deray

    Red crosses with unfurled links to forum posts

    What's meant by the red crosses? In the example below, I had to refresh the page for the red cross to appear in the second preview. The meaning is not delete, because the cross appears when NLI (not logged in). The meaning is not close, because clicking does not close the preview.
  11. Cath O'Deray

    Solved Appropriate use of loader.conf(5) for kernel modules

    There's a FreeBSD recommendation to use /boot/loader.conf for nvidia (with the latest driver for NVIDIA). Is this use of loader.conf appropriate (with FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE), or somewhat archaic? loader.conf(5)
  12. Cath O'Deray

    pkg-update(8) kernel version mismatches: how to list all affected packages?

    pkg-update(8) | pkg-upgrade(8) | pkg.conf(5) <https://github.com/freebsd/pkg/commit/04feb5851df98e8244200e29a6b134c06da06822> Whenever there's a mismatch, one package is listed. For example: root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg update Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue... Fetching...
  13. Cath O'Deray

    Non-conservative pkg-upgrade(8)

    With higher priority given to my poudriere repository, why did pkg upgrade not find the upgrade to virtualbox-ose? % pkg -vv | grep -i conservative CONSERVATIVE_UPGRADE = false; % pkg -vv | grep priority priority : 3, priority : 0, priority : 4 % pkg -vv | grep...
  14. Cath O'Deray

    KDE Plasma: System Monitor, old and new

    No. True, however I imagine that it's out of scope for the foreseeable future. System Monitor 5.22.0: sysutils/plasma5-plasma-systemmonitor/ System Monitor 5.23.2: Plasma System Monitor and FreeBSD | [bobulate] (2021-09-15)
  15. Cath O'Deray

    Linux DRM: how to tell which (ported) version is in use?

    Without looking at the port/package name or version: how can I tell the version that's in use by the currently running OS? (5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 5.7.) I can't see anything suitably distinctive in /var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.0.log. With graphics/drm_info I can get, for example: %...
  16. Cath O'Deray

    UFS UFS: zeroing free space

    With UFS: how best to write zeros (or whatever) into free space? In this case: to allow better compaction of the underlying virtual disk. (Above: 73 G, compacted, for a system that uses only 12 G.)
  17. Cath O'Deray

    poudriere: build/timeout and runaway_process

    Questions Is status build/timeout always followed by failure? In the example below, why is the time (failure) less than the build time? 122amd64-quarterly devel/electron12, for example, in chronological order: build/timeout with 35:05:33 elapsed runaway_process with (shorter) 34:08:17 time...
  18. Cath O'Deray

    Phabricator and beyond

    General discussion. Is it possible to refer to a line within a review without using Phabricator itself to comment upon the line? Here, for example:
  19. Cath O'Deray

    x11-fonts/fontconfig and bitmap fonts

    I'd like to understand these six lines, added a few months ago: <https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports/commit/b8f74767372ca579675d5d17134011991fd2d4b7#diff-f8cc6204d427bb4bc0622e6a56121936f350464ceff7080b7f75cf84a604c983R71-R76> What determines whether bitmaps are on or off following an...
  20. Cath O'Deray

    freebsd-pkg-fallout: fallout logs from package building

    <https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-pkg-fallout/> What are the criteria for a log being listed, or not listed?