YASSDQ

2012-07-08 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi I have put together a little experimental FreebSD 9.0 box which comprises of ; http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/934 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-023-ZA 2GB RAM and a Sandisk SDSA3BD-054G 8GB SSD The idea is a silent system I can tinker on - nothing serious. I

Mailing list recommend

2012-02-05 Thread Graham Bentley
Default Mail SignatureHi All - can anyone recommend an easy / simple mailing list software? All I need is to subscribe/ un-subscribe and a little maintainance of users. MySQL if its worth it, or a just php? Any pointers appreciated! ___

Re-create MBR

2011-09-05 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I had to install Linux to participate in a project I was involved with. Now is all finished I have restored the partition but now need a 3bsd boot sector back. Scheme is ; 0 Primary XP 0 Extended FAT32 1 Primary FreeBSD Approx 1/3 disc for each. How can I restore the 3bsd boot sector?

Re: Alternative windowmanagers

2011-08-07 Thread Graham Bentley
I quite like this http://www.vtwm.org/ ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org

Re: Need Help Installing and Configuring Xorg (Polytropon)

2011-06-13 Thread Graham Bentley
When it installs it comes with twm (Trivial Window Manager) Tom's Window Manager? A great little wm :) http://www.cpcnw.co.uk/twm/twmrc.htm ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To

Re: Gui CD soft recommend

2011-03-31 Thread Graham Bentley
Thanks for your several considered replies 1) If you're already got KDE libs, k3b / k3b-kde4 is pretty light 2) I find that Gnome has pretty good built-in support 3) Polytropon as 1,2 mostly I shoud have been more specific. Im running xorg with vtwm and trying to stay light / minimal as

Gui CD soft recommend

2011-03-30 Thread Graham Bentley
Which GUI CD writing software can you recommend [less dependencies = better] Thanks! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

dwm / dmenu advice

2011-02-14 Thread Graham Bentley
Anyone using these two give me some advice? Im trying to launch dmenu with Alt-P and a predefined list of about 6 apps in something like ~/.menu.lst but having a tough time getting this to work. Any tips? http://www.mail-archive.com/dwm@suckless.org/msg00468.html This looked the part but

Starting from Scratch!

2011-02-02 Thread Graham Bentley
After several months away from FreeBSD I am asking for advice on versions for general desktop / interest use [non critical learning platform] Should I hang on a bit for 8.2 to go current? Or will I easily be able to update RC3 in any case? Thanks! ___

Re: Openoffice

2010-12-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Abiword: Otherwise I would be using that and ignoring Openoffice. Ted can do RTF and has few deps. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Booting FreeBSD from Compact Flash

2010-07-06 Thread Graham Bentley
OK I confess that this is associated with FreeNAS however it seems rather quiet over there on the support forums and I know there are some knowledgeable BSD people on this list who may be willing to help on this ... Compact Flash: Kingston 4GB 45x Elite Pro [CF/4GB-S] Target Mainboard: VIA

Network laser printcap

2010-04-23 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Could anyone using a network laser printer post their working /etc/printcap entry? Having mixed results getting a Kyocera FS-1010 working consistently on both ascii ps Thanks! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: Flash viewer for FBSD

2010-03-06 Thread Graham Bentley
On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:02:36 -, Graham Bentley ad...@cpcnw.co.uk wrote: It looks very bad for browsing web without flash viewer. I think it looks great - no ads !!! Hurray !!! I may politely add that exactly this is the reason I removed a working Flash support from my system. I

Re: Flash viewer for FBSD

2010-03-05 Thread Graham Bentley
It looks very bad for browsing web without flash viewer. I think it looks great - no ads !!! Hurray !!! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Re: Marvell Yukon LAN Adapters

2010-02-19 Thread Graham Bentley
http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/questions/2008-10/msg01996.html ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Re: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

2009-06-01 Thread Graham Bentley
keymap=german.iso keyrate=fast font8x14=iso-8x14 font8x16=iso-8x16 font8x8=iso-8x8 PT ~ I tried your settings above in /etc/rc.conf Still no pound signs Im afraid - just a beep :( ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

2009-06-01 Thread Graham Bentley
keymap=uk.cp850 Same here! For reporting bugs: send-pr(1). This isn't a bug though, as my UK keyboard works fine on 7.2-RC2 Lets see thats 1 out 3 of us so far that this doesnt work for - so ... thats not a bug? Your problem can probably be fixed by: # vidcontrol -f 8x16

Re: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

2009-06-01 Thread Graham Bentley
From within which program? No program, just the standard shell CLI installed by doing a minimal install. You probably have to set the LC_CTYPE or LC_ALL environment variable to something suitable to make programs accept such characters. How to do this? Also, I dont understand why? In 7.1 I

Re: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

2009-05-31 Thread Graham Bentley
Sorry to keep banging on about this but does anyone actually have uk pound signs working in 7.2? What font and keymap are you using? And, what actually is the process for reporting bugs or getting help with problem like this. Any advice appreciated even from Mr Puchar :))

Fw: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console

2009-05-30 Thread Graham Bentley
OK, this is where I am up to. I have plugged my 7.1 Release hard disc back in and I get £ signs no problem. So, I then unplug my KVM and mini keyboard and plug standard ps2 kb / ps2 mouse in. I do a minimal install of 7.2 Release from DVD and make sure I have uk.cp850 in my /etc/rc.conf Guess

UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console - A Question actually about FreeBSD

2009-05-29 Thread Graham Bentley
Hello All, Im still struggling with this one and have tried all I could find by Googling lists and forums. @ and keys are fine as are every other key apart from £ symbol. Can anyone suggest ways to track this down. At 'Login:' I can actually get £ but after loging I get a beep? I have tried

Re: UK Currency Symbol in 7.2 Console - A Question actually about FreeBSD

2009-05-29 Thread Graham Bentley
Lars, Thanks for taking the time in your detailed reply and I will look into your suggestions however one thing about this eludes me ; I have never ever had to even think about this until 7.2 [ie in all previous verisons I chose uk.iso and swiss font - I always had £ key?] Thanks in any case

Re: 7.2 Release kills my XP Dual Boot

2009-05-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Is there any resolution to this? I had the same problem upgrading from 7.0 - 7.2. I've been running FreeBSD dual-boot for over 10 years w/o this problem in the past. I re-ran my fdisk script from an old 6.x boot disk recovered the XP partitions, but can't boot 7.2. Re-installing 7.2 kills XP.

Re: UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg

2009-05-28 Thread Graham Bentley
The xorg-server port has an option not to use hal. But it is enabled by default. Thanks for the info however that doesnt help me on uk currency key on the console which still eludes me. I suspect in my case, if I could figure out how to fix the console keyboard issue it would actually work in

UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg

2009-05-27 Thread Graham Bentley
Hello, I have jsut loaded up 7.2, fetched the ports and installed xorg / fluxbox etc - for first time my kb / mouse didnt work in xorg but now I have that sorted with enabling hald etc However, I have noticed that the GBP symbol does not work? In console I get a beep, in xorg nothing. I have

Re: UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg

2009-05-27 Thread Graham Bentley
sorry if stupid question, but have xorg got radical changes within last months? Xorg -version = 1.6.1 compiled from msot recent ports Initially mouse and keyboard didnt work even with correct xorg settings. Now you need hald_enable=YES and dbus_enable=YES in /etc/rc.conf and the ms / kbd will

Re: UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg

2009-05-27 Thread Graham Bentley
What this means is that to get a UK keyboard layout in xorg you need a file in /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/ I've named my copy 10-x11-keyboard.fdi and it contains: ?xml version=1.0 encoding=ISO-8859-1? deviceinfo version=0.2 device match key=info.capabilities

7.2 Release kills my XP Dual Boot

2009-05-15 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I downloaded the DVD version of 7.2 Release and did a minimum install as usual before customizing and for the first time in years FreeBSD installer has done something odd to my XP boot loader (whatever is responisble?) I know I'm likely to be told to go to a Windows forum but wondered if

Re: Modern FreeBSD Installer?

2009-04-28 Thread Graham Bentley
[Sorry Rolf] One of the things I absolutely love about FreeBSD is the 'Minimal Install' option. I can't tell you how fast you can install and boot the base system but its F-A-S-T! Then, I can fetch latest ports and install _what_I_Want_ - not what someone else thinks I *might* want. This gets

Re: CD Burning

2009-04-22 Thread Graham Bentley
/etc/fstab is a File System Table used for mounting filesystems. You are a ways off just yet in having a filesystem on acd0 to mount. You can have a 'live fs' on dvd ram but its a bit laggy ... ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: How to diagnose hardware problem?

2009-04-14 Thread Graham Bentley
The first two utils I run if I suspect hardware issues both independant of resident os ; http://www.memtest.org/ http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/technolo/dft/dft.htm ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: issues in XFCE 4.6 (looking for a working WM)

2009-03-20 Thread Graham Bentley
Got X? You already got one ;-) http://81.174.174.115/twm/twmrc.htm ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org

Re: Tandberg RDX QuikStor

2009-03-01 Thread Graham Bentley
I installed one of these recently under CentOS and it worked exactly as a SATA disc. Its more convenient than plugging data / power every day and looks more professional when used for customers servers. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Backup Winserver

2008-11-04 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Is there anyone using Rsync on windows to backup to a Linux or FreeBSD server? Are the Windows Rsync implementations reliable? Or, how are people doing this? [ftp etc?] Thanks! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: Is KDE4 usable on FreeBSD?

2008-11-02 Thread Graham Bentley
I left KDE after version 2 as it then seemed to go in the wrong direction (more features / bloat?) http://www.kde.org/screenshots/kde2shots.php In fact, if 2.n would compile on 7.0 I'd have another look. Since then I've been quite a fan of XFCE but found myself slowly but surely converting to

Re: Marvell 88E8052 PCI-E LAN on FreeBSD 7.0 (PYUN Yong-Hyeon)

2008-10-31 Thread Graham Bentley
I'm not sure you suffers from the same problem but there was a Tx checksum offload related bug in msk(4) driver and it was fixed in HEAD. How about applying the diff in CVS rev 1.33 of if_msk? http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/sys/dev/msk/if_msk.c.diff?r1=1.32;r2=1.33;f=h Would love to

Re: Marvell 88E8052 PCI-E LAN on FreeBSD 7.0

2008-10-31 Thread Graham Bentley
select unified diff on the above and save it to a file, then cd /usr patch patchfilewhere patchfile is the saved file, then build as normal. 3bsd# patch if_msk.c.diff Hmm... Looks like a unified diff to me... The text leading up to this was: -- |---

Marvell 88E8052 PCI-E LAN on FreeBSD 7.0

2008-10-30 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi ALl, I have a DFI LanParty Mobo that includes Marvells 88E8052 and 88E8053 LAN IF. Using the module with 7.0 [msk] the network preformance is terrible, Opera / Links stall, or wont page load at all although pings to the router are fine? I then tried using Marvells own driver the website

Re: Seg Fault Action!

2008-10-30 Thread Graham Bentley
For one, make sure your ports are up-to-date with your installed ports tree before installing more ports. Yep, done that :) You can run the program under truss(1), which will help you figure out what kind of bad data is being passed to system calls (assuming that's where the failure is, but

Re: Marvell 88E8052 PCI-E LAN on FreeBSD 7.0

2008-10-30 Thread Graham Bentley
You need to keep something in mind here: Marvell does not give out documentation for their cards publicly, so Yong-Hyeon has to reverse-engineer and tinker with what he already knows. Some hardware feature do not work, others are buggy, others work fine on specific revisions of the chip while

Seg Fault Action!

2008-10-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I have often wondered what to do if I compile a port and immediatly after trying to run it I get a seg fault. In the past I have just tried to find an alternative port that did the same job, but it has always felt as though I wasnt trying hard enough. Yesterday after upgrading all my

Re: FB on 3BSD

2008-09-16 Thread Graham Bentley
So if you rebuild your fluxbox port with the default settings, transparency should work fine. And that is exactlyt why I am asking - it doesnt! As reported issuing a plain make results in fluxbox -info output of -RENDER ie. it is NOT included !!! Of course the first thing I did before my

Re: Streamripper 1.63.5 / FreeBSD7 - No artitst / track saved?

2008-08-19 Thread Graham Bentley
On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:14:38 +0100, David Kelly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: feature fixed and have the time and skills to debug before it will happen. No skills and no time :( which made fixing the FreeBSD version even less of a priority for me. Thanks for the reply in any case :)

Anyone remember this organiser?

2008-03-26 Thread Graham Bentley
Sorry for OT post but this is driving me nuts It was a lightweight 'Web Organiser' - a bunch of perl scripts, html docs and a few graphics. It had 'To Do' list and Calendar. It also had the look of the 'Outlook bar' - it was basic but useful. For the life of me I cant remember what it was

Re: What server for a mail server

2007-11-19 Thread Graham Bentley
Get some help before you botch it. I love Teds replies, classic !!! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Fluxbox Themes on FreeBSD Question

2007-11-19 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Does anyone remmeber from ages ago there was a theme pack tarball knocking about for Fluxbox - must have had about 20 themes in it, some with backgrounds. I have Googled about and looked at the ones in ports but thats not them. Anyone know where I might find this now such along

Subject: Re: One Laptop Per Child

2007-11-12 Thread Graham Bentley
http://www.presentaid.org/invt/oxandplough ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: New FreeBSD art?

2007-11-08 Thread Graham Bentley
I also don't understand how the 'Red Globe' with horns thing. In my mind there can be nothing better than just the words FreeBSD Thinking about IBM's logo (the stripey IBM letters) I suggest they have got it just right. Simple and Memorable. There are alot of other logo's that do just that

Should I just go ahead on 7.0?

2007-11-06 Thread Graham Bentley
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/schedule.html I want to build an experimental / frugal desktop on FreeBSD+Fluxbox Am I ok to go ahead on 7.0 iso's after the 7th ? Thanks Graham ps Sorry if this has been answered, I have been out of the loop for a while :o)

Re: Network Monitor?

2007-08-13 Thread Graham Bentley
/usr/ports/net/trafshow ? -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.cpcnw.co.uk ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

USB Phone Charging

2007-08-06 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Still not got to the bottom of this one ; My Blackberry mobile phone refuses to charge from USB when logged into FreeBSD. dmesg -a shows; ugen1: Research In Motion Blackberry Device etc usbdevs -v shows ; Controller /dev/usb1: addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root

Fwd: Returned mail: see transcript for details

2007-07-31 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Not sure how to correct this but I have created some mp3's to share with a friend using mp3c. I have setup filenaming like this ; ArtistName_AlbumName_TrackNo_TrackTitle.mp3 It seems to work great under FreeBSd and I can see the full filename. I then burnt the tracks to DVD using

Port update advice

2007-07-29 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Following a Portsnap Fetch / Extract on top of a base install what is the best strategy for keeping ports updated? I think maybe it would be a waste of time / bandwidth to fetch the entire ports again or on a weekly basis so am guessing here that I should be checking to see which ports I

CLI CD-Audio Copying 'On The Fly!'

2007-07-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I found this little script on a web page somewhere sometime ago and modified it slightly (replaced 'eject' with 'cdcontrol') #!/bin/sh for i in /dev/acd0t* do dd if=$i of=/usr$i.cdr bs=2352 done cdcontrol -f acd0 eject cd /usr/dev for i in acd0t*cdr do mv $i track${i#acd0t} done burncd

Re: quickie: howto? window manager xterms, but no

2007-07-24 Thread Graham Bentley
You can make Twm look quite nice with a bit of effort as well as adding virtual desktops. http://www.lontronics.nl/index.php?m=0011 I have just setup a FreeBSD lightweight desktop with the latest X and Fluxbox which I would recommend. Apart from that have mostly console apps, quick! mc (*The*

Obmenu

2007-07-14 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on this, I have come accross it before but cant remember how to resolve ? I think there are some Perl modules to install and vaguely recall something to do with cpan but thats about it. I downloaded the latest obmenu [a graphical menu editor

Re: Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-30 Thread Graham Bentley
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Re: Starting again from Scratch On 27/06/07, Roland Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 09:51:16PM +0100, Graham Bentley wrote: And ... I cant mount my (other os) msdosfs as a user, Im sure I have done this before, driving me nuts

Re: Selecting printer from apps core dumps. Howto debug?

2007-06-30 Thread Graham Bentley
have you compiled print/xfce4-print with Use cups as printing system? This matters, among other things. You can check it with 'make showconfig' and change with 'make config'. 3bsd# make showconfig === The following configuration options are available for xfce4-print-4.4.1_1: LPR=off Use

Can't charge mobile from USB

2007-06-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Odd, cant charge my mobile when in FreeBSD? (Mobi reports unsufficent charge current!) Works fine that 'other OS' :( How do I control / check the USB port status ? Thanks! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Selecting printer from apps core dumps. Howto debug?

2007-06-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi FreeBSD'ers ! I have now a nice desktop setup with Xfce4 etc thanks to all help from the list (what a great place to be:) I have cups setup with a ppd to print to my usb HP Busines Inkjet 1200. It works perfectly from doing the printer test page from the cups webmin:631 page. In

Fw: Selecting printer from apps core dumps. Howto debug? [SOLVED]

2007-06-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Begin forwarded message: Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:08:26 +0100 From: Graham Bentley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Selecting printer from apps core dumps. Howto debug? Hi FreeBSD'ers ! I have now a nice desktop setup with Xfce4 etc thanks to all help from

Re: Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-27 Thread Graham Bentley
Special thanks to Roland, Nikola, Manolis, Peter, Giorgos, Jonathon for some great replies on this thread. I have now done a re-install from scratch. Essentially I have done a 'minimal' install (no ports/pkgs)- wow, this took literally just a few minutes. Next I 'portsnap fetch' and 'portsnap

Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-25 Thread Graham Bentley
OK, I am fairly new to FreeBSD and returning from a long while away. I am currently working on an install I have performed from the 6.2 release discs I downloaded several days ago. I chose X-Kern-Dev install and have a mixed bag of pkg_add -r packages, some programs I have downloaded and

Re: Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-25 Thread Graham Bentley
On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:08:45 +0200 Roland Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's what you use portmaster(8) or portmanager(8) for. (I use portmaster now). For updating the ports tree, I use portsnap(8). First time that you use it: # portsnap fetch extract After that; # portsnap

Re: Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-25 Thread Graham Bentley
On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 20:04:44 +0300 Manolis Kiagias [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Graham Bentley wrote: OK, I am fairly new to FreeBSD and returning from a long while away. I am currently working on an install I have performed from the 6.2 release discs I downloaded several days ago. I

Re: Starting again from Scratch

2007-06-25 Thread Graham Bentley
On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:16:59 +0200 Roland Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 05:51:44PM +0100, Graham Bentley wrote: So, if I where to start again, I would ; 1) Install 'minimal' distrib from 6.2 rel CD1 2) portsnap fetch extract 3) make install my system

Mouse precision acceleration in X+Xfce4

2007-06-24 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Is there anyone who has played with mouse pointer (cursor?) settings in X / Xfce4? I am using a TFT at 1280 x 1024 and just cant seem to get speed / acceleration / accuracy that I am happy with. If I speed things up in Xfce4 I can cover greater screen area with less hand movement but

Help with mail Forwarding

2007-01-16 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I was hoping someone might throw me a few pointers on the following ; I have FreeBSD 6.1 setup, running Apache / PHP / MySQL etc In aliases I specify my most used ISP pop address and all mail for root gets sent there from Charlie - this works great. I am testing an osc cart and the two

Re: Advantages of trimmed kernel?

2006-12-11 Thread Graham Bentley
Wouldnt it be a usefull exercise on an old laptop with not much horsepower ? ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

DVD Movies

2006-12-02 Thread Graham Bentley
Is it possible to play a DVD without loading X ? Thanks! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Svgalib

2006-12-02 Thread Graham Bentley
Can anyone advise me on tweaking my /usr/local/etc/vga/libvga.config ? I am trying to get zgv, a console graphics viewer, working on my HP OmniBook6000 and am getting some very odd results (lines, freaky phased out graphics etc) How would I go about detecting the right chipset, V/H Synv

Console graphics viewers

2006-11-30 Thread Graham Bentley
If anyone has had any luck with seejpeg or other (better?) alternative could you post your findings ? I just seem to get a flickering screen ... ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To

Re: simple question...how to show packages which depend upon

2006-11-30 Thread Graham Bentley
And ... how to remove a package and all the packages it sucked in ? All I get from pkg_delete that it isnt even installed when I know it is because that was the previous command I just ran !!! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: simple question...how to show packages which depend upon

2006-11-30 Thread Graham Bentley
Example: you install Z, which depends on Y, which depends in X, ..., which depends on Q. What if Q is xorg-server-6.9.0_1? I installed 'feh' thinking wrongly it was a console app and ended up getting x, xlibs etc etc when all I wanted was a console app to view jpgs in elinks. So, the above is

Header Warning

2006-11-29 Thread Graham Bentley
X-Authentication-Warning: omni.cpcnw.co.uk: admin set sender to [EMAIL PROTECTED] using -f Hi All ! On my laptop 'omni' I have now setup mutt / sendmail and am getting the above in messages to others. I have tried hacking about in my .muttrc but I dont think thats where this originates. Anyone

Quick mail advice / Laptop use

2006-11-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I noticed that fetchmail created a file mbox but Mutt creates a 'Mail' directory however the mail seems to download into /var/mail Mutt asks me on exit to copy to mbox format. The Mail directory also has only one folder and on exit is empty. /var/mail still has copies. Can anyone

Novell / M4 Etc

2006-11-28 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, What are the opinions of people on this list regarding the above subject ? What are the implications for FreeBSD? Thanks ! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To

WiFi Woes !

2006-11-26 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, Can any WiFi gurus help me with this one ? After clean minimal install of 6.1 # kldload wlan_wep # kldload wlan_ccmp # kldload wlan_tkip # ifconfig ral0 inet 192.168.7.120 netmask 255.255.255.0 ssid cpc channel 11 wep wepkey 0x12345ABCDE ifconfig ral0 now reports an association, it has

Fw: WiFi Woes !

2006-11-26 Thread Graham Bentley
- Original Message - From: Graham Bentley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:15 PM Subject: WiFi Woes ! Hi All, Can any WiFi gurus help me with this one ? After clean minimal install of 6.1 # kldload wlan_wep # kldload

Re: Fw: WiFi Woes !

2006-11-26 Thread Graham Bentley
Subject: Re: Fw: WiFi Woes ! From: Vince Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 20:41:11 + To: Graham Bentley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Graham Bentley wrote: I have double checked the chnl, ssid and hex key all are correct. Have tried

Re: Subject: Re: Ezmlm Port Okay Or Junk?

2006-11-25 Thread Graham Bentley
Graham, please include the list in the reply - it doesn't help anyone else to have a private chat :) Sorry about that I didnt keep a list but mplayers extra codecs spring to mind. hmmm my mplayer and mplayer-skins having a nit with some skin it cant find (it may be that I chose a bunch of

Working at Console

2006-11-24 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi All, I am interested in setting up a text based / console system. So far I have learnt how to recompile the kernel and get 1024x768 console. I have 'mc' loaded because I am familiar with that. And of course sendmail is already sending mail. Then there is elinks for web ... What other apps

Subject: Re: Ezmlm Port Okay Or Junk?

2006-11-22 Thread Graham Bentley
Can you expand on this ? I have noticed that quite alot of ports are broken on 6.2 but then again I only loaded it a few days ago and havent updated the tree (thinking this is the 'latest' version - flawed?) ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing

Re: Upgrade Question

2006-11-22 Thread Graham Bentley
You've confused STABLE with RELEASE. 6.2 has not reached RELEASE. 6-STABLE is the latest these changes worked fine in CURRENT (right now, aka 7) and have been MFCed (merged from current) so that more people can try them out, which right now corresponds to the version of FreeBSDthat is just

Diablo-Jre / Javavmwraper / Firefox / FreeBSD6.2

2006-11-21 Thread Graham Bentley
Im sure I had this working on 6.1 but Diablo-Jre pkg_add now complains that javavmwrapper is a later version than required by it, but installs anyway. No jvm plugin appears in about:plugins and pkg_delete refuses to remove. Anyone any suggestions with this - Thanks !

Re: CD Writing from non root accounts

2006-11-16 Thread Graham Bentley
http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q15 3bsd# camcontrol devlist _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG 2.18 at scbus0 target 1 lun 0 (pass0,cd0) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4570A 1.02at scbus1 target 0 lun 0 (pass1,cd1) 3bsd# cat /etc/devfs.conf # Allow members of the group wheel to mount the cdrom.

CD Writing from non root accounts

2006-11-15 Thread Graham Bentley
Hi, Is there a recommended method of letting non root users write some CDR's ? If so, can anyone give me some pointers / advice etc on this ! Thanks !!! ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: Newbie Experience

2006-09-12 Thread Graham Bentley
One question I often forget to ask myself is ; What is my end goal ? These days, if I want a non Windows desktop that is quick and easy to install / update I use this ; www.zenwalk.org [400MB .iso] For servers, I use FreeBSD :) Of course, you can use FreeBSD as a desktop machine too ... but

Putting FreeBSD to sleep?

2006-05-13 Thread Graham Bentley
Can anyone post some good pointers for setting up ACPI or APM so that I get automatic susepend afer x mins of inactivity and woken up on LAN request ? (in particular shut down disc / slow or shut down psu fan - its the noise I am concerned about) I have looked at posts on rc.suspend/resume for

Security / kernel message interpretations please !

2006-05-12 Thread Graham Bentley
I posted about this a few days ago and its appeared again in my security log (the backup routine log appears to be fine) +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL. CDB: 1e 0 0 0 0 0 +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition

ACPI / APM Question

2006-05-11 Thread Graham Bentley
I am running 6.0 on a little rackserver. Alot of the time its inactive and I was wondering about trying to setup ACPI the main reason being to spin down the disc / PSU so its a bit quieter (its in my office) I would require it to wake on LAN activity. How feasable is this and what steps do I

Re: ACPI / APM Question

2006-05-11 Thread Graham Bentley
Here is output :- rackserver# sysctl hw.acpi hw.acpi.supported_sleep_state: S1 S4 S5 hw.acpi.power_button_state: S5 hw.acpi.sleep_button_state: S1 hw.acpi.lid_switch_state: NONE hw.acpi.standby_state: S1 hw.acpi.suspend_state: S3 hw.acpi.sleep_delay: 1 hw.acpi.s4bios: 0 hw.acpi.verbose: 0

Re: New FreeBSD Logo (was ACPI / APM Question)

2006-05-11 Thread Graham Bentley
Figure this may get more attention - LOL !!! Message: 6 Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 07:31:50 +0100 From: Graham Bentley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: ACPI / APM Question To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 I am running 6.0

SCSI Tape Log Question

2006-05-10 Thread Graham Bentley
Although my backup appears to work fine I get this in the security log ... +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): 16384-byte tape record bigger than supplied buffer +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL. CDB: 1e 0 0 0 0 0 +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error +(sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): SCSI Status:

Re: Remote screen control software - recommendations please

2006-04-22 Thread Graham Bentley
Thanks for all the suggestions on this. Perhaps I should have worded my question better (well, maybe not on a FreeBSD list ;) I am looking to control Windogs (yuk!) Desktops remotely (and as secure as possible - lol !) Thanks ___

Remote screen control software - recommendations please

2006-04-21 Thread Graham Bentley
(OK I know this is OT but theres alot of good experience here so please dont flame me :)) What are people using for this ? I have used VNC and TighVNC in the past to good effect although they do seem a bit laggy. I notice that GoToMyPC is gaining in popularity but I suspect you have to trust

Anyone seen this scsi error before ?

2006-03-12 Thread Graham Bentley
Recently swapped out my Sony for a HP DAT and got this first time in dmesg (sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): PREVENT ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL. CDB: 1e 0 0 0 0 0 (sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error (sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition (sa0:ahc0:0:6:0): UNIT ATTENTION asc:28,0 (sa0:ahc0:0:6:0):

Tape backup / Bizzare Device Question

2006-03-07 Thread Graham Bentley
Is there a way to create a hdd resore solution with set of boot floppies that will support my tape drive access the tape and restore the entire hard disc in case of disc failure disaster ? ie So I could install a new disc and be up and running without doing any additional admin? I guess like a

Cron Q

2006-02-21 Thread Graham Bentley
Is it OK to list two different tasks on two lines for the exactly the same time ? I did this and the second one didnt run maybe it was a problem with the job ... ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: Making APC 500 Back UPS (basic) work with FreeBSD

2006-02-21 Thread Graham Bentley
Back-UPS CS 350 is the lowest model I got to work on *nix. However, you have to ring / mail APC and ask them to send you out a serial lead. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To

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