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I wait and it fails…

I eagerly awaited all day the time when I could come home and update my FreeBSD server to the 6.0-RELEASE. I got home ran my cvsup and started buildworld. I checked on it all evening. Finally at 12:35pm I walk in and what do I find?

makeinfo –no-split -I /storage/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc -I /storga/src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo/doc/../../../../contrib/texinfo/doc texinfo.texi -o […]

NOPROFILE is depreciated

While building FreeBSD 6.0-Release from cvsup source I found that I was getting the an error that NOPROFILE is depreciated. Sad thing is that this has probably been true for a while and I am just now noticing it. It seems that now I should use NO_PROFILE.

FreeBSD 800×600 Console

In order to enable the 800×600 console on my FreeBSD workstation I had to add the following entries to my kernel configuration.

options VESA


After rebuilding my kernel I had to add the following line to my /etc/rc.conf

allscreens_flags=”-g 100×37 VESA_800x600″

After doing both I rebooted and it is now beautiful!

Automatic Updates on FreeBSD

I run a nightly cron job to keep my ports and src up to date on my freebsd machines. I have included below the crontab entries so I don’t forget them. I know they aren’t hard but I am working on the whole documentation thing.

# This is my stuff 0 5 * * * […]

Save Terminal Output

To save a script of your terminal activity you can use the ‘script’ program. Simply type: script /some/outputfile To end the recording type: exit This will generate a text file that has recorded all the activities you have carried out while the program is running. This is very useful when you want to record output […]

Sendmail configuration

I spent a little bit of my day trying to configure sendmail to send emails sent by the local system through one of the many smtp servers that I have accounts for. In the past few months I have had problems getting my nightly updates for my system logs and such because my mail services […]

FreeBSD 5.4-Release and Server woes

I was browsing in /usr/src today and thought I would give UPDATING a look to see what was new. What did I find? The announcement of 5.4-Release. I have been running each of the Release Clients and they have just been getting better. I have seen a significant difference in the 5.x series in the […]

Sound on a Dell Latitude CPi D300XT

I got sound working in FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT on this thing (a Dell Latitude CPi D300XT) with the following:

in kernel config: device pcm

in /boot/device.hints: hint.pcm.0.port=”0x52c””isa” hint.pcm.0.irq=”5″ hint.pcm.0.drq=”1″ hint.pcm.0.flags=”0x10″

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Immutable File under FreeBSD

Under FreeBSD if you want to make a file immutable you need to use the chflags command as follows: chflags schg filename /* Sets file immutable */ chflags noschg filename /* Removes immutability */

The above flags require super-user access to the system. Files can be set as immutable by normal users using the […]

Setting up IP Aliasing on FreeBSD 4.x

Configure the machine with a static IP address in /etc/rc.conf

In /etc/rc.local put the following type entries. ifconfig fxp0 netmask alias ifconfig fxp0 netmask alias ifconfig fxp0 media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex