Category Archives: FreeBSD

Creating & Installing FreeBSD 8 / KDE 4 Guest VMware Virtual Machine

[Click to enlarge: FreeBSD 8 running KDE 4.3.5. Linux htop, sudo wireshark, youTube Flash video] Steps to install a VMware virtual machine running FreeBSD 8 running KDE 4 and Firefox with Flash 10 support.  I don’t really go into the … Continue reading

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reset or fix your terminal if corrupted by cat a binary file

Sometimes, you’ll make the mistake of cat a binary file.  The goobley-gokey output can sometimes corrupt your terminal screen and any characters you see during output or typing doesn’t make any sense. To fix this or reset the terminal characters, … Continue reading

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Adding terminator or gnome-terminal to desktop pop-up menu list

To add programs to the Ubuntu Gnome desktop popup menu list (when you right-click on the desktop): Inside ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts: Create a script: #!/bin/bash cd $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_CURRENT_URI exec /usr/bin/terminator sudo chmod 755 ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/your_script_name ps wauxg | grep nautilus kill -HUP pid_of_nautilus Nautilus … Continue reading

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Enabling Linux compatibility on FreeBSD

FreeBSD 7.1 kernel support for Linux emulation layer has gotten some nice updates. I like to use a better ‘top’-like utility called htop which runs as a Linux binary. Here’s how to get it set up on FreeBSD (am64 but … Continue reading

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FreeBSD 7.1 out today

Image via Wikipedia The latest REL version of FreeBSD is out now.

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Forget ifconfig and route. Use iproute2 instead.

The legacy ifconfig and route commands can now be seen as being deprecated and be no longer used for setup of network configuration. People who are comfortable using ifconfig and route will be fine with the new iproute2 suite, which … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: for both Server and Client- Setting up SSH tunnel for FTP

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How to use Apache2 as a proxy for lighttpd to handle multiple Ruby on Rail applications

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How to setup multiple apps on Ruby on Rails and Lighttpd

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Nice FreeBSD Ports search script (psearch)

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FreeBSD 6.0 and VMWare 5 – problems with calcru:

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Automatic ssh tunnels

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calcru: runtime went backwards using FreeBSD under VMWare

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VMWare and high resolution console (VESA)

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increasing free space on your FreeBSD hard drive

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