The FreeBSD Diary: 2004-04-04 - 2004-04-24

2004-04-25 Thread Dan Langille
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X in FreeBSD needs Linux-start

2004-04-25 Thread Thorsten von Plotho-Kettner
Hello, a funny thing I mention: My FreeBSD-Box (first 4.9, now 5.2.1) boots up to the login-prompt. Then, after typing ´startx´ (default=waimea) nothing is going on, the HD´s LED is blinking and then the machine is sleeping until I press strg+c. If I want to start xfce4 by typing ´startxfce4´,

Re: Mail Delivery (failure design-patterns-source@cs.uiuc.edu)

2004-04-25 Thread Design Patterns Source reflector
To get the source for the Design Patterns book, please send a message with send design pattern source as the subject. If you want a version that is zipped (instead of tarred), please use send zipped as the subject. If you want a version in German, send send German design pattern source as the

What version of freebsd..

2004-04-25 Thread Arno Haverlach
Currently were going to reinstall all servers we have from redhat 9 to freebsd because redhat 9 is EOL... But after reading a few mails here that 4.9 is most likely not supported for a long time.. what version should we take then? We will be using it for multiple servers (mail, database, app,

Which version of freebsd..

2004-04-25 Thread lists
Currently were going to reinstall all servers we have from redhat 9 to freebsd because redhat 9 is EOL... But after reading a few mails here that 4.9 is most likely not supported for a long time.. what version should we take then? We will be using it for multiple servers (mail, database, app,

Re: What version of freebsd..

2004-04-25 Thread Andy Miller
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 10:26:55AM +0200, Arno Haverlach wrote: Currently were going to reinstall all servers we have from redhat 9 to freebsd because redhat 9 is EOL... But after reading a few mails here that 4.9 is most likely not supported for a long time.. what version should we take

Re: Which version of freebsd..

2004-04-25 Thread Lewis Thompson
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:54:56AM +0200, lists wrote: Currently were going to reinstall all servers we have from redhat 9 to freebsd because redhat 9 is EOL... But after reading a few mails here that 4.9 is most likely not supported for a long time.. what version should we take then? Looks

Re: crazy mouse

2004-04-25 Thread Ph. Schulz
Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote: I just changed a new m/board and found my mouse went crazy, it's out of control most of the time and tends to stay in one corner and shakes itself. it is a generic PS/2 mouse, 2 buttons, no special something, no scroller, no nothing. i tried to change Protocol in my

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:49:50AM -0700, Joshua Lokken wrote: * Terry L. Tyson Jr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] [2004-04-24 08:32]: It's not a package, it's a tgz file. Use tar xzvf file.tgz. Go to the OO site and read the install instructions, there are other things you No. It's a package, and

Re: X in FreeBSD needs Linux-start

2004-04-25 Thread Thorsten von Plotho-Kettner
Here is my graphic-card-information, if it is needed: [EMAIL PROTECTED]:0:0: class=0x03 card=0x000110b0 chip=0x00de rev=0xb2 hdr=0x00vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation' device = 'GeForce2 MX 100/200 (DDR) [NV11DDR]' class= display subclass = VGA Thorsten

firewall settings and dhcpd

2004-04-25 Thread Christoph Kukulies
I'm getting this in my log/messages: Apr 25 13:25:42 mybox dhcpd: send_packet: Permission denied Could it be that a certain firewall setting or something missing would be causing this? -- Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku_at_kukulies.org ___ [EMAIL

Re: firewall settings and dhcpd

2004-04-25 Thread Lewis Thompson
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 01:33:22PM +0200, Christoph Kukulies wrote: I'm getting this in my log/messages: Apr 25 13:25:42 mybox dhcpd: send_packet: Permission denied Could it be that a certain firewall setting or something missing would be causing this? Possibly. It might be worth

Re: ibm x345 and freebsd

2004-04-25 Thread frank cheong
No. While the screen freeze is only ACPI related problems. Just disable the ACPI when setup asked (F2) and the screen won't freeze anymore. While hte RELEN_5_2_1_RELEASE can't recognize the servRAID 6i that is come with IBM x345. I am still trying different combination. Refer to this post for

Re: Which version of freebsd..

2004-04-25 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:54:56AM +0200, lists wrote: Currently were going to reinstall all servers we have from redhat 9 to freebsd because redhat 9 is EOL... But after reading a few mails here that 4.9 is most likely not supported for a long time.. what version should we take then?

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Stephen Liu
- snip - see what's happening, and install the darned thing. # pkg_add OOo_1.1.1.RC3_FreeBSD52Intel_install.tbz pkg_add: could not find package ORBit-0.5.17_2 ! Now another problem comes on installing RRBit-0.5.17_2 as follow; # cd /usr/ports/ # make clean (first)

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Stephen Liu
- snip - No. It's a package, and it's *not* a tgz file. Errr... folks -- packages *are* .tgz files. Except under 5.x where they are .tbz files. They could just as well be .zip files, or some sort of compressed cpio format like .rpms or Solaris packages. It's just a mechanism for

comparison to solaris9

2004-04-25 Thread J.D. Bronson
Has anyone made any comparisons of performance of 5.2.1 and solaris9 x86 on the same gear? Thanks- -JDB ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to [EMAIL

FTP Program

2004-04-25 Thread Gerard Seibert
I am currently using WS_FTP Pro version 8.03 on my WinXP Pro machine. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a similar type FTP program for FreeBSD. I really like the ease of use, scheduling capabilities, etc. of WS_FTP and would therefore like to find a similar product for use on FreeBSD.

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 08:32:37PM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote: Can I use 'zxvf' to untar the packages and do 'setup' to install OOo, the normal way not FreeBSD way? No -- in this case the files being referred to are in fact FreeBSD pkg's. You can certainly extract the contents using 'tar

Re: Home server upgrade 4.9 - 5.2.1, drop in hard diskornetworkperformance?

2004-04-25 Thread Markie
- Original Message - From: Eric Crist [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Markie [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 1:27 AM Subject: Re: Home server upgrade 4.9 - 5.2.1, drop in hard diskornetworkperformance? | On Friday 23 April 2004 09:04, you wrote: | | [snip] | | I just now

Re: FTP Program

2004-04-25 Thread George Patterson
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 08:50:19 -0400 (Eastern Standard Time) Gerard Seibert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am currently using WS_FTP Pro version 8.03 on my WinXP Pro machine. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a similar type FTP program for FreeBSD. I really like the ease of use, scheduling

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Stephen Liu
Hi Matthew, Tks for your advice. Can I use 'zxvf' to untar the packages and do 'setup' to install OOo, the normal way not FreeBSD way? No -- in this case the files being referred to are in fact FreeBSD pkg's. You can certainly extract the contents using 'tar -zxvf', but it won't

installing ipfilter

2004-04-25 Thread Robert Storey
I wanted to do some experimenting with ipfilter, and strangely, I can't figure out how to install it. It doesn't seem to be installed. If I do which ipfilter or man ipfilter, there's no indication of its existence. I tried locate ipfilter, I do find this: /usr/share/examples/ipfilter

Supporting backup batteries over serial port?

2004-04-25 Thread Ralph M. Los
Hi, I'm thinking of converting the last of my servers (Win2k) to FreeBSD. This last box has the following things, and I want to make sure I can get the equivalent in FreeBSD. Could someone give me suggestions on the stuff I can't find info on? 1. Backup (PowerChute-like app, from

Re: installing ipfilter

2004-04-25 Thread Senandung Mendonan
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Robert Storey wrote: I wanted to do some experimenting with ipfilter, and strangely, I can't figure out how to install it. It's a kernel option, disabled by default. See /usr/src/sys/conf/NOTES, look for 'IPFILTER'. --mendonan Yang mimpikan secangkir kopi panas dengan

From aliases using mail and sendmail

2004-04-25 Thread Malcolm Kay
May user login is 'malcolm' whereas my ISP allocates me an e-Mail address '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'. I can get internode.on.net into the domain of the 'from' address using the masquerade feature in sendmail. But how can I translate the user part: malcolm - malcolm.kay when using mail and sendmail?

Re: From aliases using mail and sendmail

2004-04-25 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:13:05AM +0930, Malcolm Kay wrote: I really need something like sendmail aliases but operating on outgoing 'from' addresses rather than incoming 'to' addresses. That's precisely what genericstable is for. You'll need aliases or virtusertable entries as well, to

RE: installing ipfilter

2004-04-25 Thread JJB
Ipfilter is an built in firewall just like IPFW. They both are distributed in the base Freebsd system. Ipfilter is the name of the firewall man ipf will show you the info you are looking for. Ipfilter is an loadable module which means it is not necessary to add kernel option statements to the

-CURRENT: Buildkernel dies building linprocfs

2004-04-25 Thread Robert Huff
uname -a: FreeBSD jerusalem.litteratus.org 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #0: Mon Mar 8 12:27:03 EST 2004 and sources updated at midnight. Kernel config is appended. make buildkernel dies with: cc -shared -nostdlib hack.c -o hack.So rm -f hack.c sh

fwbuilder - broken port?

2004-04-25 Thread Robert Storey
Hmmm...strange happenings here... I tried installing fwbuilder (a tool for building firewalls - works with ipfilter and pf) from ports. This is the first time I've seen this sort of error... [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/ports/security/fwbuilder make fwbuilder-1.0.11.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist

Installation of gcc34

2004-04-25 Thread Gerard Seibert
I have been unable to install gcc version 3.4 on my system. The last few lines of output are as follows: ../.././..//gcc-3.4-20040414/libiberty/fibheap.c: In function `fibheap_union': ../.././..//gcc-3.4-20040414/libiberty/fibheap.c:166: warning: implicit declaration of function `free'

Re: mirroring: cvsup vs. rsync

2004-04-25 Thread Tim McMillen
On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 03:57, David Fleck wrote: I'm trying to set up a mirror of a CVS repository at a remote site. The repository has 1000's of fairly small files, and is about 75MB in total size. This seemed like an obvious job for CVSup, so I got a recent version (16.1h) of the sources,

Re: mirroring: cvsup vs. rsync

2004-04-25 Thread Tim McMillen
On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 03:57, David Fleck wrote: I'm trying to set up a mirror of a CVS repository at a remote site. The repository has 1000's of fairly small files, and is about 75MB in total size. This seemed like an obvious job for CVSup, so I got a recent version (16.1h) of the sources,

Upgrading a port....

2004-04-25 Thread Ralph M. Los
Hi, I currently have Samba 2.2.8a running. I'd like to get up to the 3.0.x.x version, as I've heard there are significant advances in that version. Can someone tell me if I do a 'make install' from the /usr/ports/net/samba-devel directory if it'll upgrade my current Samba 2.2.8a to

Re: Upgrading a port....

2004-04-25 Thread Lewis Thompson
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 01:03:52PM -0400, Ralph M. Los wrote: I currently have Samba 2.2.8a running. I'd like to get up to the 3.0.x.x version, as I've heard there are significant advances in that version. Can someone tell me if I do a 'make install' from the /usr/ports/net/samba-devel

How to mount a Firewire disk ?

2004-04-25 Thread EuropeanServers - Christophe BAEGERT
Hello, I'm new to FreeBSD. I set up a FreeBSD-4.9 backup server on a Epia mainboard with 4 HD of 120 gigs, and want to add an external backup of 120Gb. Of course, I need firewire to have acceptable speeds. The VT6303 chipset is detected, but I don't see da0. This is what I see in the logs :

Re: FTP Program

2004-04-25 Thread lists
Gerard Seibert wrote: I am currently using WS_FTP Pro version 8.03 on my WinXP Pro machine. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a similar type FTP program for FreeBSD. I really like the ease of use, scheduling capabilities, etc. of WS_FTP and would therefore like to find a similar product

Re: Open Office - installation problem

2004-04-25 Thread Danny MacMillan
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:37:36 +0800 (CST), Stephen Liu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm expecting a reply from Joshua or other folks to my posting whether I can stop running 'make clean' the ports trees in the mid-way. In doing so it won't damage the OS. After clarification I shall install

Re: Problems with 5.2.1 Release

2004-04-25 Thread Shantanoo
+++ Matt Anderson [freebsd] [24-04-04 20:50 -0700]: | Hello everyone, | | I've got an older computer. PIII 450. Riva TNT 2 video. Plenty of | RAM. | | Couple of issues. First, let me say that I've been using FreeBSD off | and on since version 3. | | 2. I WAS having a problem with the

Re: Supporting backup batteries over serial port?

2004-04-25 Thread Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
Ralph M. Los wrote: Hi, I'm thinking of converting the last of my servers (Win2k) to FreeBSD. This last box has the following things, and I want to make sure I can get the equivalent in FreeBSD. Could someone give me suggestions on the stuff I can't find info on? This is a long list,

Re: comparison to solaris9

2004-04-25 Thread Joshua Lokken
* J.D. Bronson [EMAIL PROTECTED] [2004-04-25 05:51]: Has anyone made any comparisons of performance of 5.2.1 and solaris9 x86 on the same gear? First, I am not an expert. Second, I have little Solaris experience. I have,however, run FreeBSD 5.2.1 and solaris9 x86 on the same hardware. I

Re: Upgrading a port....

2004-04-25 Thread Joshua Lokken
* Ralph M. Los [EMAIL PROTECTED] [2004-04-25 10:14]: Hi, I currently have Samba 2.2.8a running. I'd like to get up to the 3.0.x.x version, as I've heard there are significant advances in that version. Can someone tell me if I do a 'make install' from the /usr/ports/net/samba-devel

Re: -CURRENT: Buildkernel dies building linprocfs

2004-04-25 Thread Michael L. Squires
linprocfs.o: In function `linprocfs_doversion': /usr/src/sys/compat/linprocfs/linprocfs.c:464: undefined reference to `linux_get _osname' /usr/src/sys/compat/linprocfs/linprocfs.c:465: undefined reference to `linux_get _osrelease' linprocfs.o: In function `linprocfs_donetdev':

Re: comparison to solaris9

2004-04-25 Thread Lucas Holt
First, I am not an expert. Second, I have little Solaris experience. I have,however, run FreeBSD 5.2.1 and solaris9 x86 on the same hardware. I had never seen the nickname 'Slowlaris' before that, but I came to appreciate it ;) Solaris advocates used to say that it was slow on uniprocessor

Re: comparison to solaris9

2004-04-25 Thread Joshua Lokken
* Lucas Holt [EMAIL PROTECTED] [2004-04-25 12:56]: I had never seen the nickname 'Slowlaris' before that, but I came to appreciate it ;) Solaris advocates used to say that it was slow on uniprocessor systems. I think freebsd 5.2.1 through that out the window. (because of SMP kernels)

Re: ClamAV 0.67, SendMail, FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p1

2004-04-25 Thread Jakub Lida
Sorry for bothering, but I assume that I have to recompile /usr/src/contrib/sendmail with milter support, don't I? Should I define MILTER in conf.h (in sendmail sources)? Or you don't mention milter support in sendmail because it is compiled in by default, hey? ;) Thanks a lot! Jakub Lida.

Re: ClamAV 0.67, SendMail, FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p1

2004-04-25 Thread Ed Budd
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:42:27 +0200 Jakub Lida [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry for bothering, but I assume that I have to recompile /usr/src/contrib/sendmail with milter support, don't I? Should I define MILTER in conf.h (in sendmail sources)? Or you don't mention milter support in sendmail

Re: Supporting backup batteries over serial port?

2004-04-25 Thread Miles Lubin
1. Backup (PowerChute-like app, from Belkin?) -- don't know of any alternative in FreeBSD I have an F6C120-UNV UPS from Belkin, and on the website it has Linux Bulldog v3.01.12 at http://web.belkin.com/support/download/downloaddetails.asp?download=824lang=1 This works fine for me. Note - im

mouse problems using xdm

2004-04-25 Thread Gary Kline
I have gnome and KDE both set up on my z5.2 box, and have managed to tune the mouse to work (reasonably) well. I bring up gnome with startx; KDE with kdm. However, if I try to login to /home/admin wth xdm, the mouse acts strange. It jerks, moves slowly,

Palm Zire syncing woes

2004-04-25 Thread Dave
Ok, after about an hour of Googling and following several sets of directions, I've not yet been able to sync my Palm Zire. Does anyone have any pointers or suggestions? Realivent information: Using 5.2.1-RELEASE ucom and uvisor compiled into kernel /etc/usbd.conf ..snip.. device Palm Zire

WindowsCE Device (iPAQ) and FreeBSD

2004-04-25 Thread Ralph M. Los
Are there any drivers or connectors to be able to talk (synch, etc) to a WinCE device for FreeBSD? -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + Ralph | Internet Systems Security + + Boundariez.com | -Specializing in Paranoia- +

Regarding Problems with 5.2.1 Release

2004-04-25 Thread Matt Anderson
Hello again everyone! Thanks to all that responded. Here is where it stands. 1. The bootmanager issue is still an issue but I can work around it. 2. As for the sound card. I tried the kldload snd_driver and it forced a reboot of my machine. Ah... Ok. I remembered that I had turned off

Problem logging in to the NIS slave and NIS Client

2004-04-25 Thread Jamel Brown
freebsd1.compulinux.org 4.9-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #0: Mon Oct 27 17:51:09 GMT 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 freebsd2.compulinux.org 4.9-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #0: Mon Oct 27 17:51:09 GMT 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

5.2.1 Release and fonts in Gnome vs. KDE

2004-04-25 Thread Matt Anderson
Hello again! KDE and Gnome both installed out of the packages on the CD. Fonts look great in Gnome and crappy in KDE. Even KDE apps like kmail look good in Gnome. I've not seen this sort of stuff in any linux distro. Any ideas? Matt Anderson ___

Re: WindowsCE Device (iPAQ) and FreeBSD

2004-04-25 Thread Antoine Jacoutot
On Monday 26 April 2004 00:13, Ralph M. Los wrote: Are there any drivers or connectors to be able to talk (synch, etc) to a WinCE device for FreeBSD? Yes, there is: $ cd /usr/ports $ make search name=synce Antoine ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list